In a large bowl, marinate the meat with the chopped vegetables, wine and spices.
Let marinate for 12 hours in a cool place. After this time, remove the meat and dry it with paper towels and then brown it over high heat for about 10 minutes in a large saucepan with a drizzle of oil. Cook the meat on each side. Then add the marinade and cook for 3 hours, this time on low heat, with a lid.
Once cooked, remove the braised meat from the sauce, remove the spices and herbs and blend the vegetables with a mixer. Let the meat cool and then slice it and serve it with the Barbera sauce.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.