Lamb Braised in Milk with Garlic and Fennel
The braised lamb can be refrigerated overnight in the pureed sauce. Reheat gently before serving.
Roman-style artichokes (artichokes braised with olive oil and garlic).
A Montiano with notes of tobacco and cedar has the body to match the lamb and fennel. "A Super-Roman wine for a super-Roman dish," says Joe Bastianich.