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Category : Monferrato

02 Aug 2018

RECIPE 7 | Piadina wrap with cold roasted pork and MayoVelia sauce with pineapple

Last day of work before finally leaving for your Summer holidays? Or are they already over? In both cases, this light recipe with an exotic touch is perfect for these super hot August days, enjoy our 7th recipe: piadina wrap with cold roasted pork and MayoVelia sauce with pineapple. The MayoVelia sauce has in fact a fresh and unique taste. Let’s remind together the properties of this delicious fruit, precious source of vitamins and minerals. It does not contain fats […]

26 Jul 2018

RECIPE 6 | Zucchini wraps with bread, sun-dried tomatoes and almonds

A simple recipe that tastes like summer? Here it is! “Cinque Quinti in cucina con Velia Piade Vini & Affini” today offers a perfect main dish even if you are on a diet: zucchini wraps with bread, sun-dried tomatoes and almonds. Just picked from our vegetable garden, zucchini are the protagonist of today’s recipe. This vegetable contains high level of water (about 95% amont the total of its components) and for this reason it is are super low in calories, […]

19 Jul 2018

The 6 best wine bars in New York City

After poking her nose into almost all the best wine shops in New York City, Francesca decided to compile a new list. Her 6 favorite wine bars between Manhattan and Brooklyn. A mix between down to earth places and more sophisticated ones. Here the 6 best wine bars in New York City. THE 6 BEST WINE BARS IN NEW YORK CITY 1.Pierre Loti – 258 W 15th St – A simple place, a little dark as many other American bistrot. The […]

18 Jul 2018

RECIPE 5 | Salty tart with courgette flowers filled with ricotta cheese

For a funny snack, a fanciful aperitif or even a light but tasty meal pick this recipe from our column “Cinque Quinti in cucina con Velia Piade Vini & Affini“! Because when the brisé pasta, encounters courgettes, cheese and aromatic herbs the taste is guaranteed! Ingredients for 4 people: 1 roll of brisé pasta 6 small courgettes with flower 250 gr of ricotta cheese 50 gr of crumbled parmesan cheese 60/70 gr of cheese like brie or any other cheese that […]

17 Jul 2018

The 6 best wine shops in Manhattan and Brooklyn

After spending whole June wondering around this beautiful and chaotic city, Francesca has decided to list her 6 favorite wine shops that you can find in the Big Apple. From the most hidden ones, to the most known and famous, to the ones that organize wine tasting and much more. Therefore keep on reading to find out the best wine shops in New York City. Clearly there are many more around the city, but these ones are those which really […]

12 Jul 2018

RECIPE 4 | Penne au gratin with courgette flowers and anchovies drizzle

“Cinque Quinti in cucina con Velia Piade Vini & Affini” is back to the kitchen and today offers a main dish with a unique and strong flavor: penne au gratin with courgette flowers and anchovies drizzle The main characters of this Thursday? Courgette flowers! Delicate but tasty, rich in vitamins and minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium. Perfect for older and younger thanks to the important presence of calcium! Now all to the kitchen ready to prepare these fabulous and […]

06 Jul 2018

Things to see in Cella Monte and in Monferrato

It is known already, Monferrato is a wonderful land. It is a pretty vast area though and the things to see are so many! For this reason we thought it might have been helpful for us to create a list of things to see in Cella Monte and in Monferrato. We have selected all the things you cannot miss including: historic buildings, museums, restaurants, caffè, dreamy bed and breakfasts and obviously wine cellar and infernot. To do so we created […]

28 Jun 2018

RECIPE 3 | Eggplant boats with anchovies and lemon scent

From finger food to a tasty entrée that has as a protagonist the eggplant. A summer vegetable that is usually planted in March. A simple and rustic vegetable that resists drought and loves  gentle climates. “Cinque Quinti in cucina con Velia Piade Vini & Affini” presents…eggplant boats with anchovies and lemon scent. Ingredients for 4 boats: 2 small eggplants 350 gr of fresh achovies Seasoned panure (see below) Skin of 1 lemon Salted capers 2 small branches of parsley Extra virgin […]

21 Jun 2018

RECIPE 2 | Codfish croquettes with dill-mayonnaise

Want to surprise your friends this weekend with a tasty aperitif? Today within our column “Cinque Quinti in cucina con… Velia Piade Vini & Affini” we propose…a delicious basket of codfish croquettes with dill-mayonnaise. Ingredients for 15 croquettes: 250 gr of codfish desalted and mollified 100 gr of flour 1 egg 1/2 coffee spoon of yeast (for instant leavening) Some mixed fresh herbs like chive, mint, thyme and oregano A small piece of garlic (you can avoid it if you don’t […]

19 Jun 2018

Cella Monte: the history of this little hamland the Ecomuseo of the Cantoni Stone

Cella Monte is the small village in the heart of Monferrato in which we grew up. A tiny town where the main activities focus around agriculture and viticulture. It is a precious place where our headquarter is located. The main streets are only two but you can find anything you might need walking along them: a grocery shop, a bank, a post office, a tobacconist, one coffee bar, a soccer field, a tennis field, a church, a small theatre, dozens […]