A cold front moved in yesterday on my way from Abruzzo to appointments in Lazio and Umbria. Wasn’t really any big deal, just some wind and a bit of light rain. But tonight, here in Panzano, it’s cold, windy, and the rain is more consistent. It’s at least 20F (wind chill) less than yesterday, so in the low 40s.
That said, I figured it’s a perfect moment to enjoy Dario’s place (the original), with the total tourist count undoubtedly quite low just now; for multiple reasons.
When you phone for a reservation, you are given two choices:
bistecca alla Fiorentina, or other (too lazy to type it out).
The cost is €50, and one can arrive at either 8p, or 830p.
An importer that’s been traveling with me since Sunday will accompany me. I’ll report back as time permits. I’ve yet to decide which bottles I’ll be bringing along, but I’m thinking one Brunello, one Chianti GS single vineyard.
For those that haven’t seen it yet, there’s a special on Netflix (part of a broader series) that’s quite well done, touching, even.