Half of an all natural, free-range chicken, slow-roasted with polenta and a savory pan sauce. Accompanied with peppery arugula greens and a white balsamic vinaigrette.
A form of polenta has been around for centuries. Originally made from farro and barley, it is considered the first bread. A version of polenta kept the Roman army fed. The soldiers toasted the grain over a fire, crushed it, and stored it in their haversacks. When they stopped to camp at the end of the day, the soldiers would grind the grain to a porridge-like consistency, and boil it to form porridge. The soldiers consumed it in this form, or allow it to harden into a semi-leavened cake. We think Tony’s of Lexington’s version is much tastier!
By the Glass: Domaine de Triennes Viogner, Provenance, FR, Red Guitar Tempranillo, Navarra, SP Bottle: Cakebread Chardonnay, Napa Valley, CA, Penner Ash Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR