Prodotti deliziosi e locali, fatti con amore dai migliori artigiani del cibo dell’Umbria; e li cuciniamo egregiamente, almeno così dicono. 🙂
You walk along the stone farmhouse observing the last lights of the day that draw the shadow silhouettes of trees and hills. The background music of the "little restaurant" joins the sounds of nature, perhaps a song evokes you a memory. The other few guests also join, you decide to have a pleasant chat with one of them or just to lose your thoughts silently watching the hills. Now you sit at the table with your loved ones and you can enjoy a nice evening.
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.
Four dishes and an olive oil tasting:Entrée, starter, first, main and the extra virgin olive oil tasting.
The entrée is the Countryside, with cream of veggies when cold or mixed salads in the summertime.
The EVO oil tasting, will let you know the best olive oils of Umbria.
The starter is the recipies of the "cucina povera" (the poor cuisine) traditionally umbrian.
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)
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.
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
Entrée: Creamy veg soup or mixed vegetables (summertime) Oil tasting: Olive mill i Girasoli di Sant'Andrea Starter: Bruschetta with tench paté from Trasimeno Lake First course: Spaghetti with "green pesto" and breadcrumbs Main: Overcooked veal belly and veggies from the garden
Entrée: Creamy veg soup or mixed vegetables (summertime) Oil tasting: Olive mill frantoio Decimi Starter: Bruschetta with Ciauscolo (cured meat) from Valnerina First course: Fresh pasta "alla norcina" with Umbrian sausage and rosemary Main: Wild board slow cooked with tomato
Entrée: Creamy veg soup or mixed vegetables (summertime) Oil tasting: Olive mill Pietraie Starter: Spelt from Spoleto with vegetables First course: Stuffed pasta with ricotta and spinaches, with oil and sage Main: Creamy egg on roasted potatoes cream and black truffles
Entrée: Creamy veg soup or mixed vegetables (summertime) Oil tasting: Olive mill Cent'Umbrie Starter: Lentils from Castelluccio First course: Flour-water pasta with "pesto" of confit cherry tomatoes Main: Cockerel with citronette, aromatic herbs and potatoes
Entrée: Creamy veg soup or mixed vegetables (summertime) Oil tasting: Olive mill Preggio Starter: Easter cheese cake and capocollo cured meat First course: Tagliatelle with canned tomatoes and bacon Main: Parmigiana of aubergines
Entrée: Creamy veg soup or mixed vegetables (summertime) Oil tasting: Olive mill Batta Starter: Umbrian flatbread from Perugia First course: Short dry pasta with pesto of roasted aubergines Main: Beef tagliata and veggies from the garden
Entrée: Creamy veg soup or mixed vegetables (summertime) Oil tasting: Riserva MarfugaThe best EVO oil in the world! Starter: Panzanella with onions from Cannara First course: Caserecce "cacio e pepe" (pecorino cheese and black pepper) Main: Pork fillet on apple puree and vegetable from the garden
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.