Restaurant: Locanda del Podesta
Location: Via S. Giacomo, 6, 06081 Assisi PG, Italy. +39 075 802455
Date: June 15, 2015
Rating: More hearty Umbrian goodness
After finishing with Lazio with continue inland into Umbra, Italy’s rural Etruscan heart.
Our first dinner in the hillside pilgrimage city of Assisi. We had to walk UP quiet some way to get to this restaurant. Work off 10% of the cream.
Like most of Assisi the buildings are all old medieval stone structures, heavily restored and in great shape. Apparently JC watches over modern Italian dining. The city is older than him though, as it has a Roman forum under the main square — and they weren’t the first either. There was a town here when the Etruscans took over before that.
2012 Goretti Grechetto Colli Perugini. Some local Grechetto.
Antipasto of meats. It seemed appropriate to sample the local pigs.
Raddicio, pecorino, and walnut salad.
Cacio pasta. Simple pasta for the kid.
Cacio e pepe. The peppered version.
2008 Scacciadiavoli Sagrantino di Montefalco. AG 91. Smoke, tar, licorice and a host of dark aromas and flavors develop as the 2008 Montefalco Sagrantino opens up over time. This remains an essentially fruit-driven style of Sagrantino, but at the same time the wine’s balance and sense of harmony are both impeccable. The 2008 Sagrantino is another harmonious, beautifully balanced wine from Scacciadiavoli.
Penne Norcina. An Umbrian speciality. Pasta with pork sausage in a light cream sauce with truffles! Yum yum. Really great stuff.
Chicken breast with rosemary.
Lamb chops. My dad loves lamb chops.
Scrambled egg and truffle. This is some serious Italian comfort food!
Fava beans with truffle. The fagioli felt left out when the eggs got truffled, so they had to join the party.
Overall, nothing fancy, but a very nice meal showcasing the Umbrian love of truffles.