I'm having some friends over for an Italian dinner inspired by my culinary trip to Italy this summer. One problem is that I can't make most of the things we made in Italy because it was summer and some ingredients aren't available/fresh this time of year.
I would love advice on wines to serve with this, as well as how to fill it out, or make changes.
So far, I'm planning on:
Appetizer: frittata of leeks and zucchini
First course: polenta with ragu of mushrooms and beef
Second course: Roast chicken with lemon
Side: maybe eggplant parmesan or white beans, or both. Or maybe sauteed greens.
Dessert: Chocolate Amaretti cake
As you can see I'm a bit undecided on the contorni, and I think I may need a second dessert.
TIA for any suggestions!