Savour cucina povera at Associazione Chianti

With winter in full swing, comforting fare like cucina povera (“peasant cooking” in Italian) is just what the doctor ordered. Invented out of necessity after World War I, this no-waste cooking style can now be enjoyed at the recently opened Associazione Chianti in Wan Chai, the latest offering from Black Sheep Restaurants. The Italian trattoria takes diners on a journey through Tuscany with simple yet satisfying dishes, such as bistecca alla Fiorentina seasoned with an aromatic Chianti-infused dry rub; chicken pan-fried in brown butter; and country bread with roasted pecorino and anchovies. There’s also an extensive list of wines from the region.

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