Match of the week | Pizza and Valpolicella

Match of the week

Pizza and Valpolicella

With time stretching like an aching chasm from one end of the week to another I've no idea how it’s possible to miss out my regular match of the week post but there you go. (Last week’s should have been chilli con carne and Robert Oatley Shiraz which I can heartily recommend)

Still, onto this week and a reminder from one of my favourite local Bristol restaurants Pasta Loco what a delicious wine Valpolicella can be. I’d ordered their Black Truffle meal kit cos why wouldn’t you? - and they turned up with a complimentary bottle of Valpol which was very nice of them.

I’m going off-piste and matching it with pizza not because it didn’t go with the pasta sauce - Valpolicella goes with practically everything - but because it was particularly good with the focaccia (above) which was studded with tomatoes and sage. It doesn’t take a massive mental leap to appreciate you could drink it very happily with most pizzas too. You just might have forgotten how deliciously thirst-quenching it can be.

You can buy this particular bottle which is the Montresor San Pietro from Pasta Loco's sister website as part of their La Sorella Selezion (for £105) or £8.64 a bottle from the rather wonderfully named Fiveoclocksomewhere in Essex.

And if you live in Bristol you can pick up pasta from one of the group’s other restaurants Bianchis which also offers a lunchtime special on the days when it’s open (Wednesday-Sunday, I think). Check out their website for the latest menu and opening hours.

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