Local produce made by the best artisans of Umbria. Cooked with love for delicious dishes... so they say. :-)
Tranquil, soft, detailed, reserved, informal.
To feel good at the table is not only a matter of what you eat. It's also a matter of how you feel.
The light is soft, we set up the table in a minimal way to show the wood of the tables and to maintain a countryside atmosphere. The centerpiece is of aromatic herbs, the candle resting on pebbles, the handcrafted olive wood under bottle, the cloth napkin, the rustic chairs with a comfortable cushion.
Music is themed for every night,from the Italian singer-songwriters of the 60s to the great Italian hits of the 80s, up to the "best" English songs such as the Beatles or Elton.
We are sure that a song will evoke you a memory, an emotion, and maybe you will hum a line under your breath.
Craftsmanship has the added value of people, we believe in it.
All the main produce you will eat come from our gardens or from the food artisans of Umbria we personally know.
Artisans are driven by Passion for their produce, they're the first to proudly eat it.This is worth more than a certification.
To network with the local economy is one of the biggest form of sustainability, and you will be part of it.
We'll do everything to tell you the artisans' stories.
We have a fixed menu-of-the-day, with dishes always different.
Three courses plus the tasting of the best olive oils from Umbria:
The EVO oil tasting, will let you know the best olive oils of Umbria.
The starter is made of umbrian cured meats and cheeses with fresh veggies from the garden, fruits and dressings
The first course is the artisanal pasta course, seasoned with our different "pesto" or canned tomatoes self-produced.
The second course is the high-quality "local meats" (or other proteins)
Dessert a sweet touch from our agri-chef
We'll send the menu of your holiday before your arrival. If you want to change a dish, you can do it the evening before for the evening after.
Our single rate always includes the artisanal half-board which includes the menu of the day, water, bread and service.
It does NOT include: wines, beers, after dinner produce such as sweet wines with biscuits, coffees, teas, herbal teas.
A completely vegetable menu is available for vegetarians or vegans (with main courses based on umbrian legumes such as chickpeas, beans and lentils).
We can take care of "simple" allergies (please let us know in advance), except from gluten-free,for two reasons: gluten and wheat produce are very frequent in our menu and, since ours is a very small restaurant service that prepares only for overnight guests, we don't have the resources to create a personalised entire gluten-free menu.
As you maybe already read, children don't pay the stay, the only pay the half-board. You can choose between:
Ours is a cuisine which is delicious but healthy: no excesses of fat in cooking and with generous portions that reflects the quality over quantity philosophy.
The goal is to make food that tantalize your taste buds without weighing down the holiday.
*it can slightly change due to produce availability and season
Oil tasting: Le Pietraie from Città di Castello Starter: Pecorino di Fossa, Coppa of pork, soft Cow cheese; together with vegetables, pickles and mustards First course: Caserecce dried pasta made "cacio e pepe" (cheese and peppers) Main: Veal belly on apple and licorice puree; sweet and sour red onions
Oil tasting: Marfuga, from Spoleto First course: Bringoli (no eggs fresh pasta) with red radicchio pesto and walnuts, with ricotta quenelle Main: Pork fillet with aromatic herb breading, Marsala sauce and baby spinach Dessert: Millefeuille with fruit cream
Oil tasting: Decimi, from Bettona Starter: Goat Robiola, Thick-grained Mortadella, Semi-aged Pecorino; together vegatables, pickles, mustards First course: Gigli (egg fresh pasta) with typical "alla norcina" sauce (Umbrian sausage and cream) Main: Creamy egg on roasted potatoes cream and black truffles
Oil tasting: I Girasoli di Sant'Andrea, our neighbors First course: Spaghettone with green pesto (rocket, basil or zucchini depending on the season) with toasted breadcrumbs and cheese Main: Sweet and sour beef loin with potato and cheese pie Dessert Coffee parfait
Oil tasting: Hortus Artis, from Perugia Starter: Raw milk goat cheese, Capocollo, Seasoned cow cheese; together with vegetables and mustard First course: Casoncello with ricotta and spinach seasoned with oil, sage, hazelnuts Main: Cockerel marinated in lemon and citronette sauce; baked potatoes
Oil tasting: Batta, from Perugia Surprise seasonal starter First course: Tagliatelle with tomato sauce and barbozzo (bacon) Main: Cheese soufflé Pudding
Oil tasting: Cent'Umbrie, close to the Trasimeno Lake First course: Artisan fusilloni with broccoli pesto and crispy bacon Main: Breaded and “fake fried” chicken, sweet and sour peppers and vegetable mayonnaise Dessert: Cheesecake
Wines from the fruit.
Made by local farmers.
This is the philosophy we propose you.
Wines from small wineries that work mainly on the grapes, rather than on the chemical techniques in the cellar.
Healthy and tasty choices.
Umbrian coffee (yes, Umbrian), homemade cakes with rye or spelt flour, homemade hazelnut cream, homemade fresh fruit creams (instead of the usual jams), homemade bread, homemade yogurt, homemade biscuits, apple juice (made with apples).
We also have the "farmer breakfast" with savoury produce such as ham, cheese, boiled eggs and tomatoes.