Cured meats, Villa Majella, Abruzzo

Villa Maiella Montepulciano d’Abruzzo dinner

Menu from the Michelin-starred Villa Maiella in Guardiagrele, Abruzzo, Italy, with Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wines (rough English translations bold and in brackets):

Pallotte cace e ove (Cheese and eggs balls)

Ravioli di burrata allo Zafferano de L’Aquila (Burrata cheese Ravioli with L’Aquila saffron)

Pettole al ragù di Ventricina (Pettole with Ventricina sausage sauce)

Battuta d’agnello croccante al timo su fonduta di pecorino (Crispy Lamb sausage with thyme on cheese fondue)

Pollo nostrano al vino cotto (Chicken cooked in wine)

Semifreddo al parrozzo (Parozzo semifreddo)

Cantina Zaccagnini San Clemente Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2009

Podere Castorani Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Majolica 2009

Di Sipio Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2007

Cordoni di Ancarano Pregio Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane DOCG 2006

Contesa Shirin Passito Rosso

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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