Three Dinner Ideas with Wine Pairings

Explore three dinner ideas with wine pairings at RARE Italian Restaurant in Fort Collins 1. A Savory Stew Paired with Rosé ‘Tis the season for poppin’ bottles and devouring comfort food, like the Cioppino, a savory stew. Paired with the Contratto For...

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...

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...

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:...

Stracotto – The Italian Pot Roast

RARE’s menu changes seasonally, but we consistently keep a delicious Risotto option and alter to highlight seasonal flavors.  For the summer menu, we have a delicious Risotto Stracotto made with aged Carnaroli rice, braised beef, hand-torn bread crumbs,...

Sage Farrotto

The Sage Farrotto dish features a spiced carrot purée with fried chickpeas, broccoli rapini, citrus glaze, and tomato oil.  If you’re a fan of Risotto, you’re sure to enjoy the Sage Farrotto dish as farro is a very similar grain.  A pearled form of wheat with roots in...