The Handbook
The Handbook
By | 30th October 2014

The Frescobaldi family claims to know quite a lot about wine. And with a history dating back to the Renaissance when they traded wine for works of art with Michelangelo and Roman Emperor Maximillian I even recommended their vintages to the Pope we think they probably know what they’re talking about.

But what those outside Italy might not know is that they also do food. They opened a restaurant division about 15 years ago called Dei Frescobaldi with outlets in Florence and Rome and even produce olive oil via a label called Laudemio.

Anyway next month you’ll be able to sample the cuisine in Mayfair’s New Burlington Place when its first UK restaurant and wine bar opens. Head chef, Roberto Reatini (Zafferano, Shoreditch House) has dreamt up a menu of classic Tuscan dishes such as Red prawn carpaccio with green apple & caviar, Veal cheek pappardelle with rosemary bread, Maltagliati pasta & cannellini beans and Mille-feuille with caramelised apricots.

So what's on the wine list? Do you really have to ask?