For years now, Pino and I have raised our glasses and clinked “saluti!” to each other in Orvieto on December 30th, our anniversary. We’re always there for a couple of days for Umbria Jazz Winter: what better way to celebrate?
Years ago, the legendary Aronne regaled trattoria customers with tales of the history of Orvieto while his wife Sira worked wonders at the burners. This spot is still “all in the family”: nowadays, smiling daughter Rolanda welcomes guests and her sister Eliana is in the kitchen, creating culinary delights.
I couldn’t but Pino could: he opted instead for tripe with pecorino cheese. (I knew that would be his choice). Waiter Stefano served us with a smile, Pino’s tripe in one hand, “just a taste” of the chestnut/chickpea soup for me in the other:
The choice of primi was a culinary panoply ranging from carbonara with pork cheek and fava beans (my choice ) to pasta “nests” with honey and pecorino cheese to wild boar pasta to lasagne with black truffles and porcini:
As he often does, Pino skipped the primo, opting instead for a secondo. The enticements were many, including a chicken dish with black truffles and almonds, artichoke flan with truffles, a steak dish topped with gorgonzola cheese and dark chocolate (!), stuffed squab, rabbit in wild herbs, and wild boar braised in red wine:
Dessert? Why not? After all, it was our anniversary. We decided to share a slice of ricotta/almond tart. Both Stefano and Gabriele served us this one together with “complimenti” from Rolanda; it was her anniversary treat to us:
Grazie mille, Rolanda, Eliana and team. We’ll be seeing you again on our next outing to Orvieto.
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