A Culinary Adventure in Umbria - BEST SELLER
About the Location: Norcia, a town famed for its black truffles, its nestled in the center of the region of Umbria, completely enclosed by its 14th century walls and surrounded by the Monti Sibilllini Park. With a great culinary history, the town is known for its lentils, sausages, cheese, as well as the truffles. The region is rich with culture, Renaissance art, wine and gastronomy, as well as hand-crafted products.
Spend six magical nights at Palazzo Seneca, a hotel in an Umbrian palace. This charming residence dating back to the sixteenth century is located in the heart of Norcia, and has recently been fully restored. The fusion of design and tradition, simplicity and quality, is the secret of this elegant project realized by Vincenzo and Federico Bianconi, the latest generation of a family who has been offering hospitality and food service since 1850. The skilled restoration, the research of unique materials and objects, along with the work of the best Umbrian craftsmen, have made Palazzo Seneca a unique destination in its genre.
About the cooking lessons: Learn the secrets of Umbrian cooking using ingredients such as black truffles from the territory of Norcia, lentils from the plateau of Castelluccio, lamb provided by local farms situated in the Monti Sibillini National Park, Chianina beef from a pasture in the Visso area, pork from a small farm in Pieve Torina, Salumi prepared by a small producer according to the local tradition, one-year-old pecorino cheese matured in a cellar, and fresh ricotta cheese from a local producer. Classes are held either in the original house of the Bianconi family, or in the beautiful, well-equipped kitchen of the Vespasia Restaurant. Your instructor for the week, Chef Flavio, gives classic Umbrian recipes a modern and delicious touch. He has worked in many prestigious restaurants around Italy, such as ‘Al Palazzo,’ (one Michelin star), ‘I Vechhi Tempi,’ and ‘La Frasca,’ (two Michelin stars), and has had many years of experience as a culinary teacher.