Tuscan food is known for its robust flavours and simple, high-quality ingredients – it is the exalted peasant food of Italy. One of Tuscany’s most exemplary dishes is rebollita, a hearty soup/stew featuring black kale, cannellini beans, fresh vegetables and quality olive oil.
Wes’ dinner will feature a huge, soul-warming bowl of this beautiful dish, made with local veggies and finished with a special estate extra-virgin olive oil, imported by a friend from Chieti province in the Abruzzo region of Italy. The ribollita will be served with a Ontario ramp (wild leek) and pecorino crostini.
Add artisanal proscuitto from Niagara to your crostini +$2
(Veg’n-friendly & gluten free (not the crostini, obvs.))
Wes Allen hosts popup brunch and southern barbecue events in his backyard and has been a vendor at the Toronto Underground Market selling home made spice blends.