Dine, Drink & Discover – Our new monthly update giving you a taste of Le Marche.

November 2019 \ Issue 1

Introducing ‘Dine, Drink Discover’, our new monthly update giving you a taste of Le Marche. Over the coming months we will sharing our favourite places to dine, the wonderful wines we drink and those special places we’ve discovered.


Dine: Retroscena Ristorante

At the end of each summer we meet up with our friends Luisa and David for dinner…. these special people introduced us to Le Marche fifteen years ago and we are so grateful they did.

We decided to try out a new restaurant, Retrocena, in the heart of Porto San Giorgio. A small contemporary bistro with an exposed kitchen for those interested in watching their food being cooked. The evening was sultry and warm, and we sat outside along the gently lit cobbled street. Each sumptuous course was expertly paired with divine wine from the Le Marche region.

The creative mind behind this dining experience is Pierpaolo Ferracuti, who travelled crossed Italy and Europe, chasing a childhood passion with food. His love for food is infectious and it certainly shows. We can’t wait to return.

To make a reservation head to their website – retroscena-ristrorante.com


Drink: Our Villa Veneto Cantina

Le Marche is a region of beautiful contrasts. It is ideal wine-growing territory – an important factor for many of our owners.

The area produces some stellar wines … most of which we have sampled!

Rosso Piceno Superiore – Montepulciano- Sangiovese Passerina- Percorino – Verdicchio 

Whilst restoring the ancient cantina in our latest property, Villa Veneto, we thought it would be fun to gift our owners a selection of the local wines and store them at just the right temperature… in their very own cantina below the house.

For those of you wanting to experience a day all about Le Marche wines contact http://turismarche.it


Discover: The Truffles Of Le Marche 

November is prime truffle time and truffles represent the greatest culinary treasure here in the gastronomic area of Le Marche.  Visit any local restaurant this month and choose from a variety of truffle flavoured dishes. We dined at one of our favourite restaurants last night, I Piceni, in Ortezzano, the truffle risotto was delicious.

For those who like a little adventure, it is possible to take part in a truffle hunt with a professional truffle hunter, who finds these underground fungi with the help of his trained dogs.

If you enjoy new experiences and a wanderlust lifestyle come and visit us here in Le Marche…… 

Contact http://turismarche.it to arrange your truffle hunt.

For more information on Appassionata or our latest property Villa Veneto visit www.appassionata.com or get in touch with Dawn enquiry@appassionata.com / 0039 3397719274

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