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Dad’s Bar B Q – Vicchio – Mugello Valley of Tuscany – Italy

Over the years I’ve written about real deal (or as close to real deal) BBQ Joints in countries outside of the United States and Canada. I’ve featured BBQ spots in Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, and China.

Well now we can add Italy to the list. I share with you Dad’s Bar B Q which is nestled in the Mugello Valley of Tuscany.

Owners Donald and Riccardo

There’s a great piece on Dad’s Bar B Q by Diane de Filipi from the Napa Valley Register.

Per the article, “The decor is a little Texas and a little New Orleans, with a touch of Memphis. The beef is local and organic, as is their pork from the farms of the winemaking Frescobaldi family. The sampler plate had a beef rib abundant with succulent meat that just fell off the bone; roasted pork butt, sliced thinly, incredibly tender with great juices; and a pulled pork that melted in your mouth with delicious charred crunchy bits. Homemade bread, pulled pork, a dollop of Carolina coleslaw and squirts of the table-side sauce, and I had the perfect pulled pork slider.

Diane continues, “Southern-style potato salad is on the menu, as are Texas-style onion rings — local sweet onions in the lightest-ever batter. One word: addictive. There are a few wood oven pizzas with names like Bourbon Street and a few pastas for those just transitioning to barbecue. The final test of authenticity was homemade hot apple pie. With a delicate flaky crust, thinly sliced apples and just the right amount of cinnamon, it’s served a la mode. Vanilla gelato? Nope, Ben & Jerry’s. Remember, this is an American experience. Dad’s will even rent a mechanical bull for parties.”

They are using a J & R Manufacturing smoker.

I’d love to know if you’ve been here and what you thought about it. Please send me a photo or two of your food and I’ll definitely post them.

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