Lombata di Vitello al Rosmarino (Veal Chop with Rosemary)

A featured Wine Club recipe for Vina Robles Winery.
Lombata di Vitello al Rosmarino (Veal Chop with Rosemary)


Award winning Chef, Marco Rizzo, presents a fantastic veal dish that is tender, savory and full of flavor. Pair this with a glass of Pinot Noir.

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes


• 10 to 14 ounce veal chop
• Flour
• Fresh rosemary
• 8 cloves peeled garlic cloves
• 1 1/2 cup veal stock
• 1/2 cup brandy
• Butter
• Pure olive oil
• Salt
• White pepper


Salt and pepper the chop and dredge it lightly in flour. Brown the chop on both sides over high heat in a pan with butter and olive oil for three to four minutes.

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees and put the veal in for 10 minutes. Add the garlic cloves to the pan after the chop has been in the oven for three minutes. Remove the veal from the oven and discard the excess oil. Put the pan over high heat and add the brandy, followed by two sprigs of rosemary and then veal stock. Remove the chop and turn down heat before blending in one tablespoon of butter. Pour the sauce over the chop and serve.

Optional suggestion: serve with a side of rappini sauted in garlic and olive oil.

About The Chef: Since 1980, Marco Rizzo and his family have operated Café Roma as one of the Central Coast's most enduring and acclaimed dining experiences. Boasting cozy Tuscan decor amid historic Railroad Square in San Luis Obispo, Cafe Roma specializes in distinctive Italian cuisine complemented by a wine list that has earned the prestigious Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator.