San Salvo fish soup, Ristorante Al Metrò, Abruzzo

Ristorante Al Metrò Montepulciano d’Abruzzo lunch

Menu from a lunch at the Michelin-starred Ristorante Al Metrò at San Salvo Marina in Abruzzo, Italy, with Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wines (rough English translations bold and in brackets):

Arancini di Riso e Ventricina (Ventricina sausage arancini)

Triglia in scapece espresso (Express scapece red mullet)

Gnocchi Lattuga di Mare, Calamari e Gamberi (Seaweed gnocchi with calamari and prawns)

Brodetto alla moda di San Salvo (San Salvo style fish soup)

Pizza Dolce Abruzzese (Abruzzo style sweet pizza)

Talamonti Trabocchetto IGT Pecorino 2012

Cantina Tollo IGT Pecorino 2012

Podere Castorani Amorino Abruzzo DOC Pecorino 2012

Ciavolich Aries IGT Pecorino 2012

Tenuta Feudo Antico Tullum DOP Bianco 2011

Tenuta i Fauri Ottobre Rosso Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2011

Qin Xie

Qin Xie is a London based food, wine and travel journalist and trained chef.

When not infiltrating Michelin restaurants as a kitchen tourist, she writes about food, drink and travel. Her work has appeared on Yahoo, FT, The Times and CNN.

Her first cookbook, co-authored with YS Peng at Hunan Restaurant, is out March 2014.

According to friends, her watch is always set to UTC -- ready for the next big adventure. In reality, she is happiest at the dinner table or by the sea.

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