Sundays in Italy revolve around lunch. I know. You’re surprised. You thought every day in Italy revolved around meal time. And it’s true, but Sunday lunch is meal obsession on steroids. Yes, Italy is a Catholic country, but the true altar is the dining table.
Our only plan for Sunday, was to have a joyous lunch.Read More
It’s soup season here in Umbria. Chilly days, wind and rain all mean it’s time to get out the soup pot.
Soup doesn’t have to be a long drawn out, multi-hour event. You can make this creamy red onion soup in about half an hour. That’s about the time it takes for you to realize you are hungry and to have soup in your bowl.
Great. I’ll have the line caught tuna. It is line caught, right?
How do you prepare that?
Sous vide, then finished with a lightly smoked foraged cedar ash char?
But, could you do that with just a half char? I really like just a touch of char on my tuna.
It can be so overpowering.
Truffle Parmigiana Cauliflower Flavor trifecta: soft tender cauliflower mingled with feisty parmigiana and seductive truffle butter. A love bite on the plate.Read More
Things to say goodbye to: truffles, olives, salumi, fall light, apertivo, the hills…..Read More
Montone’s Festa del Bosco was a raging success. The people came, they saw, they tasted new wine, new oil, they ate polenta with mushrooms, cracked open steaming hot roasted chestnuts, they drank artisanal beer, they chatted and caught up with friends. And this was just the activity in front of our house.Read More
It’s that time again, Festa del Bosco in Montone. A weekend long celebration of all things fall: chestnuts, truffles, mushrooms, fresh olive oil, new wine, cheeses, salumi. Town has been buzzing all week as everyone gets ready for this extravaganza of deliciousness.Read More
Traveling to Friuli? Great Wine, Food, Mountains and People. Bring your bike. -A beach in Puglia more your style? Can you keep a secret? Go to the Gargano. –Or a gorgeous, rocky beach with outstanding mussels? Go to Monte Conero in Le Marche -Umbrian Wines and Vineyards: Enologica Montefalco Festa: an amazing annual tasting…Read More
A month in the mountains recharges all our ‘foodium-batteries’. Caviar, truffles, chocolate, cheese, cocktails are way better than burgers and chili when you are skiing!Read More
La Logge is tucked away in the atrium building off the main piazza in Citta di Castello, and they have quietly been developing a fine restaurant. We’ve gone a number of times now and have impressed with their creative menu, execution, presentation and obvious love of what they do. The three young proprietors have created…Read More