Umbria _ The Green Heart of Italy Landlocked region in central Italy known as the Green Heart of Italy for its abundance in vegetation. A scenery characterised by enchanting medieval hilltop towns and by sways of cypresses and olive trees with their twisted, gnarled physiognomy and silver-green foliage.
Umbrian cuisine is full of straight forward and bold flavours, synonymous with simple, essential recipes which are much sought after for this very reason. Influenced by Umbria’s humble monastic origins it is inspired by “ancient” forms of cooking: traditional salt free wood oven baked bread, pork roasted on the spit and freshwater smoked fish. This medieval gastronomy is almost intact, and its flavours take us back on an intriguing journey of the senses.
The deep black colour of truffles and the green and gold hues of extra virgin olive oil provide significant colour to Umbrian food that is both precious and familiar at the same time.