Fried zucchini flowers are a delicacy of what is known as Italy’s cucina povera – an unadorned recipe that is a signature of fresh springtime cooking. With minimal ingredients – zucchini flowers, flour, salt, water -the result is a light crispy crunchy golden coating filled with delicate soft zucchini flowers. Fried zucchini flowers make for a quick appetizer for dinner parties, easy finger foods for a picnic, or a light addition to a warm-weather brunch. When looking to choose the ideal wine that will exhale the simple elegance of the food, follow these indications by sensorial analyst Luca Maroni.
Fried Zucchini Flowers with Auranova Frascati 2018 Vitus Vignaioli Tuscolani
Maroni explains this particular wine as a splendid glass of fruit. “These are grapes of beautiful density and optimal maturity at harvest, that are transformed with an attention to purity and fragrance that evokes notes of the flowers themselves along with those of pear pulp and jasmine.”
Made from Malvasia di Candia and Malvasia Puntinata grapes, Auranova Frascati Doc 2018 is distinct authenticity. This is a fresh wine that accompanies the food with notes of citrus, golden apple, and pineapple. On the palate, it is zesty and balanced, enveloping and soft, with a pleasant aftertaste of dried fruit.