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A Ciro Feast in the Marches Region: Second Time Around

Date: November 18, 2016 - categories: , - 1 Comment

The November landscape was misty, gloomier – but no less spectacular – than our first trip to San Marcello (near Jesi) in July.

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And no less spectacular was lunch at Ristorante La Lanterna da Ciro, discovered on that July trip.

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After taking friends Craig and Carol to see Pino’s restoration work on the monastery near San Marcello, we wanted them to enjoy another San Marcello wonder. Ciro’s cooking. A Marches region culinary highlight.

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Pino with Craig and Carol on the jobsite

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The monastery ancient wine cellar – restoration needed!

Just have a look at the goodness Ciro cooked up:

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Ravioli stuffed with smoked buffalo scamorza cheese in a creamy radicchio/speck sauce

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Spaghetti with mussels

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Skewers of local grilled meats in a delicate wine sauce

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Roasted guinea fowl In Parmesan fondue with braised winter vegetables, highlighted with shaved black truffle

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Chicory simmered in local olive oil, garlic, chili pepper

Craig and Carol, glad you joined us:

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Ahhh, che buono!

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Craig with Antonio, Ciro’s son

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Ciro, another great lunch! (We’ll be back…)

Read about our first meal at Ristorante La Lanterna da Ciro
Click here for more on pinzimonio
Read about – and see – more Marches region splendor
Read about – and see – our favorite Marches seaside gem, Sirolo
Click here to read about a fascinating Marches town near Sirolo
Click here to read about our trip to Tolentino, a Marches area gem
Read about October 16 earthquake damage in Tolentino
Read more here about the Basilica di San Nicola da Tolentino
Read, too, about San Ginesio, another Marches gem
Read about earthquake restoraton needed in San Ginesio
Read about Visso, another Marches gem damaged by the 2016 earthquake
Click here to read about Marches jewel, Ascoli Piceno
Read about the restoration of the 19th-c monastery by Pino’s team in San Marcello, the Marches region.

1 Comment

  • Ann E. Krapf says:

    Fantastic pictures! All the food looks amazing and the company of good friends adds to the enjoyment. Thanks for sharing as always.

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