Food

What is Dry-aged Meat

At RARE Italian, we are honored to have our very own dry-aging cooler right in our dining room.  The process of dry-aging meat is difficult and expensive – which is why many restaurants do not do it – but, damn, does it make a phenomenal steak.  The time and energy... read more

How to Make Pasta

At RARE Italian Restaurant in Fort Collins, we proudly make our own pasta from scratch each and every day. Making pasta can seem intimidating – but it’s really not too difficult if you have a bit of patience.  You can make pasta from as few as two... read more

Panzanella: a Tuscan Salad

Summertime – the season with the most abundant fresh fruits and vegetables!  And what better way to enjoy the seasons’ harvest than with a delicious salad. Part of RARE Italian Restaurant’s summer menu includes an additional salad to the appetizers:... read more

Wine

A Visit from a Lead Winemaker in Italy

Il vino fa buon sangue – an Italian proverb that means, Good Wine Makes Good Blood – rings true of La Spinetta winery in Italy.  La Spinetta was founded in 1977 by the Rivetti family and has been in their blood ever since. This past October, we had the pleasure... read more

A Mount Etna Rosé

Wine List Fun Fact: Mount Etna, located on the eastern coast of Sicily, has experienced volcanic eruptions nearly every year since 2001. Rosé is produced on almost every continent, but imagine drinking a rosé from the slopes of the most active volcano in all of... read more

The Northern Italian Classic Wine

From the heart of Piemonte comes one of Italy’s classic DOCG wines, the Travaglini Gattinara.  This wine is known for its unique shape that was created by Giancarlo Travaglini in 1958.  The shape of the bottle is designed to catch sediment, some also believe it was... read more

Aglianico: Southern Italy’s Nebbiolo

Supporting our local community during Great Plates: We are also featuring the Piccini Memoro and Piccini Pinot Grigio with our three-course food pairing in support of the Larimer County food bank until March 14th, 2017.  The Memoro is a rustic Italian red blend with a... read more