Our friend Gemma is one person whose food and wine tastes resonate closely with ours, so I was delighted to get a message recently that she would come for a visit and stay for lunch. Her timing was excellent. I had just been to Eataly for prosciutto, cheeses, and fresh porcini, and I had recently cook some octopus, so we had all the basics.
Gemma generously gave us a sampling of her wines (see Erbaluce posted earlier today), and I assembled lunch easily with what was available.
We should do this more often! Buon appetito.