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November Special: Late-Growing Red Trevisano Radicchio and Smoked Burrata

1/11/2018

This November at Obicà we welcome the King of Radicchio: the authentic Radicchio Rosso di Treviso IGP Tardivo.


Enjoy this fine Late-growing Red Trevisano Radicchio paired with Smoked Burrata in our three special dishes of the month: the Insalata with Radicchio, Smoked Burrata, Oranges and Pine Nuts; the Rice Tortino with Radicchio, Smoked Burrata and Blueberries; the Pizza with Smoked Mozzarella di Bufala and Burrata, Radicchio, Oranges, Pine Nuts and Balsamic Vinegar.


But why is this variety of Radicchio so special?

Let’s find out together!

Salad with Late-Growing Red Trevisano Radicchio and Smoked Burrata


In Central Veneto

The authentic Radicchio Rosso di Treviso IGP is produced only in 24 towns in the provinces of Treviso, Padua and Venice.

We are in a plain in Central Veneto, with fertile soil and very rich in water. The abundance of water and the climate with warm summers and harsh winters create a unique habitat for the Red Trevisano Radicchio, which is grown in these areas since the 16th Century.


A traditional production

In addition to the characteristics of the area, the uniqueness of this product is mainly caused by the production technique.

The main stages are forcing and bleaching: right after harvesting, the bunches of Radicchio are tied in large bundles and put in tanks with resurgent water. Here the Radicchio ages for about 20/25 days, while its roots take on the typical white color.

Rice Tortino with Late-Growing Red Trevisano Radicchio and Smoked Burrata


Colors and flavors

The white of the dorsal rib is paired with the intense winy red of the leafs.

Compared to the “precoce” variety, the Late-growing Radicchio has a less bitter taste and is more crunchy in texture: for an unforgettable tasting experience.

Pizza with Late-Growing Red Trevisano Radicchio and Smoked Burrata

The winter cuisine

The Late-growing Red Trevisano Radicchio is the main star in delicious dishes during the coldest months of the year.

Its pleasant bitter taste is perfect to mix with other products to enhance (or balance) its flavor: that's why we paired it with Smoked Burrata, but also with Oranges, Pine Nuts, Balsamic Vinegar and Blueberries.


So come and try all these pairings of the King of Radicchio in our special dishes: BOOK NOW at your favorite Obicà!

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