Petraia


It’s one of our signature dishes.  It’s different every day, depending on what the orto is giving us.  Right now its all about beans and zucchini. zucchini and their flowers, green beans, nasturtium flower, fresh dill and coriander flowers, borage,new zolfini beans, buckwheat & polenta crack……  

When we bought La Petraia 14 years ago and planted our first orto we were warned about growing root vegetables. “Don’t bother” they told us, “those won’t grow here”. Petraia means “place of stone” in Italian and the prevailing wisdom was our rocky soil would be inhospitable. I was heartbroken. I adore potatoes. And turnips and parsnips and…

  30.06.15 menu   PRIMAIA 2012 FRITTO MISTO OF SAGE, ARTICHOKE, CHIOGGIA BEET, ZUCCHINI, POLENTA ZUCCHINI, CHICK PEA HUMMUS, RICE CRACKERS ETERE 2014 MISTICANZA OF ANICE, ROSE, POPPY, LOVAGE, MINT, CORIANDER FLOWER, NASTURIUM, BORAGE, CARROT, CHIOGGIA BEET, BUCKWHEAT FARRO MONOCOCCO, CHICK PEAS, CHIVE OIL, MENTUCCIA, ASPARAGUS DUE 2011 PANCETTA, BRASIED CAPPUCCIO CABBAGE, HONEY CINNAMOM ROASTED CHICK PEAS WHOLE GRAIN TAGLIATELLE,…

I like to add crunch to creamy dishes with these delicious polenta crackers. At Petraia we serve polenta crack with our apperitivi or we use them as garnish with creamy fonduta, eggs, braises and of course creamy polenta.  These are reminiscent of corn chips or tortilla chips but I think they are way more interesting. Stay tuned…

What an amazing spring we’ve had. Two successful wine fairs (Raw in London and Radda nel Bicchiere) and lots of special visits from our family, good friends and guests. We’re enjoying the long, warm sunny days of June, dining al fresco most evenings and cool early mornings working in the garden before the heat sets in….

  25.05.15  pranzo   PRIMAIA 2012    lovage and red beet chips, eggplant yogurt   pickled egg mimosa, aspargus, tarragon EVOO emulsion, crispy blu potato, polenta crack,   new romaine lettuce and spring pea tart   ETERE 2014   crudo cotto stagionato   baby beet stems & tops, extra virgin egg, black garlic, capofreddo  …

So excited to have arrived in London. Just spent the evening in this lively neighborhood around Spittalfields Market where we will be showing our Primaia wines at the Raw Artisan Wine Fair this weekend in the Old Truman Brewery.  Check out the pictures below and read our latest blog post over here on the RAW blog.  …

  Dear Friends, Spring has sprung at Petraia and we’ve got wine on the brain. FOR ONTARIO RESIDENTS: A pre-summer shipment of a few hundred bottles of our 2014 red, “ETERE” (Italian for “ether”), is on its way. It’s a fresh, reasonably priced red without sulphites added, that is ready to drink now. See the tasting…

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