Pairing of the Day: October 18-22, 2010
Eataly's vegetable counter specializes in vegan dishesspecifically, vegan dishes that people might not suspect are vegan. One is this thick, hearty soup made with a colorful mix of carrots, peas, leek and onion. Mario Batali also adds borlotti beans and farro, which make the soup hearty enough to be a main course. The crunchy grissini on the side aren't vegan; they're sweetened with honey.
Pairing: Ripe, fruity Italian Sylvaner: 2009 Abbazia di Novacella.
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