February might be a month of frost, but it promises fun and frolics too. Head for the Florence hills as Ruffino’s restaurant Le Tre Rane warms the cockles with some Thursday night creativity.
The warm and welcoming space gears up to host I Giovedì de Le Tre Rane, welcoming local producers for themed dinners every Thursday evening. Savor organic meat lovingly reared at La Valle del Sasso, a family-run farm in Santa Brigida, near Pontassieve—Flavio Giannetti’s devotion and enthusiasm shine through in his exquisitely flavored pork, beef and chickens. Graze on the finest quality pasta and bread made from established grains grown and milled by Monte Sante Marie in Asciano, near Siena. The very existence of these niche but superior flours is thanks to Le Tre Rane’s resident restauranteur Stefano Frassineti and Daniela Mugelli, the farm’s owner.
The Thursday night fun at Le Tre Rane also boasts a cultural dimension. Local illustrators who design the restaurant’s seasonal postcard menus are invited to host rotating cozy exhibitions of their art on the locale’s walls. The artists will be in attendance to chat about their creations.
Wine is an evergreen on the table at Le Tre Rane for obvious reasons: Ruffino has been producing some of Tuscany’s most iconic labels since 1877 and the Poggio Casciano estate is surrounded by Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards. Expect an international fusion vibe as Constellation Brands, Ruffino’s US parent company, presents New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from Kim Crawford and Napa Valley wines from Robert Mondavi. Plus, spirits will make an appearance in the guise of smooth whiskies and brandies.
There’s always something happening every Thursday night at Ruffino’s Le Tre Rane.
Poggio Casciano – Tenute Ruffino
Via Poggio al Mandorlo 1, Quarate-Bagno a Ripoli (Florence)
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Open daily for lunch and dinner; closed on Tuesday and Sunday nights.