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Vincotta - How do I use it?

Tout Garni Sep 8, 2006 05:04 PM

I find myself with a bottle of Vincotta, a second one, in fact. The first one was reduced on its own, finished with butter and then thrown out. I'd like to use this one more productively. Any suggestions?

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  1. Das Ubergeek RE: Tout Garni Sep 8, 2006 05:38 PM

    Use it like real balsamic -- just a splash on fresh berries, for example, or apples or pears.

    1. pilinut RE: Tout Garni Sep 10, 2006 04:32 AM

      I love vincotto! It's my salad dressing shortcut. Just vincotto with an equal part of good walnut oil (preferably French, as it has a rich, toasty flavor.) Vary the amount and type of oil to your taste and type of salad. As the first poster mentioned, vincotto enhances fruit flavors very nicely, so throw some orange segments, berries, or nuts in with the mix.

      Vincotto is also very nice brushed on chicken, pork, or fish before roasting.

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        pitterpatter RE: Tout Garni Sep 10, 2006 01:57 PM

        I love it drizzled on lamb chops.

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          rootlesscosmo RE: Tout Garni Sep 10, 2006 04:51 PM

          I used it--reduced with butter--as a condiment for Mario Batali's duck liver ravioli (which also contain a fair amount of foie gras.) The sweetness made a fantastic complement to the rich, meaty liver taste of the pasta filling, and the look--almost black--is kind of exciting.

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            Barbara Morris RE: Tout Garni Feb 17, 2007 06:17 PM

            I found this thread searching for the same thing (vincotta recipes). Just in case anyone else finds themselves here: I was wondering why there were so few hits searching for vincotta, when I realized it says "vincottO" on our bottle, not "vincottA".

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              confusedchild RE: Tout Garni Apr 1, 2007 12:12 PM

              hey dose anyone know where i can get Vinocotto????? i know there are places/place in new york an P.A but idk where they are! any help? please?

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                Tout Garni RE: confusedchild Apr 17, 2007 10:00 AM

                yeah, at one of the five thieves on Yonge. Also at Sun Valley on Danforth

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