Old World Wine Pairings
Old World wines and Old World dishes are intrinsically good together. The flavors of foods and wines that have grown up together over the centuries—Tuscan recipes and Tuscan wines, for instance—are almost always a natural fit.
“Grill masters all over the world have noticed that when you grill a piece of meat and then anoint it with some kind of fat, it mixes with the meat juices and creates instant sauce,” Raichlen says. “At Peter Luger Steakhouse, in Brooklyn, steaks get finished with a pat of butter; other places use beef tallow.” In Tuscany, olive oil is the fat of choice for finishing herbed veal chops like these.