Whenever we can, my family and I visit Umbria in the autumn. With the leaves changing colour and wine and olive harvests under way, it’s one of the nicest times to visit. Umbria is located in central Italy, just south of Tuscany and north of Lazio, and while it’s less famous than those regions, its food, culture and scenery are just as spectacular!
Homemade Porchetta ( An Umbrian Specialty)
Trota ai Funghi Porcini e Tartufo (Rainbow Trout with Porcini and Truffle)
Lenticchie di castelluccio (Red Wine Lentils with Crostini)
Tagliere di Salumi e Formaggi (Assorted Cheeses and Salumi)
Pappardelle al Cinghiale (Handmade Pappardelle with Wild Boar Ragout)
Galletti Ripieni (Roasted Stuffed Cornish Hen with Chestnut, Pear and Apple)
Insalata with Sauteed Garlic Spinach
Pere Cotte al Vino Dolce (Cooked Pear with Marsala, Cinnamon and Fresh Cream)
Please bring your own wine to enjoy with the meal!
The LCBO doesn't carry many Umbrian wines, but luckily you can find Sangrantino di Montalfalco red wine and Orvieto Classico white – both are excellent!