My lunch with ??


Rome resident Andrea Franchetti of Tenuta di Trinoro in southern Tuscany and Passopisciaro on Etna is one of the more eccentric wine producers of my acquaintance. You can read my 2002 profile of him here

So perhaps I should not have been too surprised to find that he was responsible for one of the stranger lunches I have experienced – just me and seven bottles of wine at a table for four in the middle of a busy restaurant. He contacted me about a month ago suggesting we meet for lunch at our son’s second restaurant Portland in central...