Jerry and Paul invited us to go to dinner with them at Conte Matto in Trequanda on Wednesday night. After our nice afternoon in San Gimignano, and a nap, it was a wonderful way to spend the evening.
Here you will find innovative Tuscan food with a beautiful view of the area. We began with a pasta course. My spaghetti with chingale sauce was delicious, but Brad LOVED his cantelope ravioli with pink peppercorn thyme sauce. Cantelope ravioli... who knew? It was quite light and summery, and the mild pink peppercorns were delicious.
The entrees were all hits. I had a filet with balsamic, served with a fig-almond marmelata and grilled vegetables.
Brad raved about his duck breast with fresh cherry sauce.
Paul enjoyed his chingale cooked with chocolate and pine nuts! What a great menu.
The boys enjoyed their red wine, and I had white by the glass. Dessert? Of course! I love eating with Jerry and Paul! No guilt, and all the courses! Three of us had an almond semifreddo, and Jerry's berry napolean was beautiful!
Jerry disappeared (we thought to the restroom), but when he came back he said the bill had been paid, and it was their thank you treat for all of our cooking at the villa.
What a lovely surprise. Here is a slightly blurry photo taken by our waitress.