Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sweet Simplicity: Ricciarelli

Ricciarelli at Fiola 
As part of the Tuscany tasting menu, Pastry Chef Tom Wellings is serving up ricciarelli, the classic almond cookie from Siena whose origins date back to the 14th century. Ricciarelli are said to be shaped like the almond eyes of madonnas by Renaissance painters.  Chef Tom's ricciarelli are made with almond meal, ground bitter almonds, sugar, egg whites, and almond extract. The ricciarelli are served with a creamy vanilla milkshake. Available as part of the Tuscany tasting menu, Monday through Thursday in Fiola Bar and Lounge only.

Pastry Chef Tom Wellings