The G Life was recently invited to dine at The Tuscan Gun by Italian Celebrity Cook and James Beard Award recipient Gabriele Corcos.
We met the New York Times Best Selling author, he has 2 cookbooks available now, at a Diesel / Ducati event over the Summer and quickly became enamored with his Spirit, story and Joie de vivre!
His restaurant? Shoppe? Officine or test kitchen, as he like to refer to it as, is only open Seasonally and so we had to wait till this Fall to book a reservation! The Tuscan Gun is open regularly for brunch and breakfast in its cozy Windsor Terrace location in Brooklyn, NY.
Let me go over our A Florentine December menu, which if you don’t have plans this weekend, tickets are still available for, but act quick as seating is very limited! BUY HERE
The 5 course sit down dinner consisted of:
-Chicken Liver Pâté
Still can’t make up my mind which I enjoyed the most, the chicken liver pâté was tasty and one of the best I have ever had, while the vegetable one was fresh, green and flavorful.
Which was a hearty and healthy vegetable soup, perfect for the cold Season
Here’s a how to video on how to make it on Gabriele & Debi’s Extra Virgin show on The Cooking Network!
Ravioli con Gorgonzola, Radicchio e Noci
Maybe my favorite dish of the night? Could have been the cheese? The pasta? The radicchio crunch? The Walnuts? But probably the combination of all those beautiful things!
Spezzatino de Cinghiale con Polenta e Verdure
Wild Boar, herbs, wine, polenta and spinach, which did in fact melt in our mouth and went perfectly with the Chianti we ordered and Gabriele had recommended
Torta Rustica di Mele con Ganache al Cioccolato
Rustic Apple cake with chocolate ganache was the perfect ending to this dining experience. It was light, just the right amount of texture and crispiness, cream and who doesn’t love chocolate?!
I will always remember The Tuscan Gun evening however, not because the food was so delicious and interesting, which it was, but because of the whole experience. The setting was as if I was sitting at a friend’s dining room just off the kitchen. Everyone was attentive and accommodating. What I have not experienced during a 5 course meal was a history lesson. My favorite part of the nite was hearing Gabriele so lovingly describe his hometown of Tuscany, give a description of the food and what region it is most popular in and why. From the pesto to the cheeses and even the stale bread! I felt as if I was back at his Grandma’s place in Italy and he was taking me on a journey with every dish that came out. I looked forward to every description and detail story and anecdote that accompanied the different plates. They made me warm inside and it felt special to have been a part of the event. We highly suggest visiting and encourage everyone to travel back to Tuscany at The Tuscan Gun.