Restaurant: Buca di S. Francesco
Location: Via Eugenio Brizi, 1, Assisi PG, Italy. +39 075 812204
Date: June 17, 2015
Rating: Fun meal, good food
Night three in Assisi and we search out a third place.
We actually found this one just walking on the way to the square.
The menu looked pretty good.
It had both a large outside patio.
And a vaulted interior.
All those plates are from sister restaurants in some kind of hand painted “signature dish” club.
1970 Fattoria dei Barbi (Colombini) Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. 92 points. These grapes of this beautifull wine were on the vines when I was born! Amazing that this wine is still so full of character. This bottle has once and for all confirmed for me that Brunello di Montalcino can be a real classic. It tasted much like an older Burgundy but was full of character and depth.
The waiter decanted it of course.
The usual insalte mista.
Salmone affumicato. Smoked salmon.
Penne pomodoro (of course).
Spaghetti with mushrooms.
Tagliatelle alla norcina. The sausage and cream sauce!
Tortellini with cheese and cream sauce.
Piccione all’assisana. Pigeon with liver again, this was fine, and the bird very rich and meaty, but it wasn’t nearly as good as the awesome version we had in Orvieto.
Onions with balsamic. Delicious sweet onions.
Torta con pere e ciocolato. Tort with pear and chocolate!
Tortino di ciocolato. Like a chocolate cupcape.
Torta di ricotta alle nocciole. Ricotta tort.
Semifreddo al Bacio. A semifreddo with bacio (chocolate and hazelnut flavor). Given that Perugina (the chocolate company that makes Bacci) is just 40 minutes from Assisi, it seemed apropos.
Biscotti. Some strange cornflake covered cookies!
Overall, this was a fun meal even if only because the setting was great and the service and waiter were absolutely delightful. The food was good too, not mind blowing or anything, but that kind of solid that you find in kitchens all over Italy.