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Mushroom Risotto with 90C Wine…the Perfect Staycation

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I decided to take a staycation for lunch today..surrounded by photos and a warm mushroom risotto made with a glass of 90 C Wine  from our experience at Livernano in the heart of Chianti. The wine is a refreshing Chardonnay that is the ‘brainchild’ of award winning winemaker Gudrun Cuillo and Sommelier Virginia Philip. Here I am with Gudrun at Casalvento….



So we were able to ‘get away’ to the heart of Chianti today ..if only from the kitchen here in Abruzzo,  and 90C wine  and photos and  memories…it was a great afternoon lunch trip..



Not everyone can get to Livernano in the hear of Chianti, but you can take a Livernano experience in your own kitchen by savoring this extraordinary wine, give your mind and stomach a relaxing afternoon..


Mushroom Risotto (Risotto con Funghi)

1 cup arborio rice

1 slice of onion finely chopped

8 ounces of  fresh mushrooms, cleaned and sliced

1 quart of vegetable or chicken broth

1 glass of 90C Chardonnay wine

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Freshly grated parmigiano reggiano cheese

handful freshly chopped parsley


In saute pan place in olive oil and chopped onion, saute till almost golden and place in risotto, toss till toasted, add in wine ,stir until liquid is absorbed, then add in 3/4 cup of broth and mushrooms, when all liquid is absorbed continue adding in 3/4 cup liquid and repeat till risotto is al dente, serve with finely chopped parsley and freshly grated parmigiana reggiano cheese. Serve with a chilled  glass of 90C Chardonnay. For more info on 90C wine



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