Food & Lifestyle


Our Produce

Stare in Italia per oltre 15 anni ci ha insegnato apprezzare l’origine e la qualità delle prime materie, anche produrli…

The Agriturismo or farming aspect of the house is principally derived from our saffron and olive oil production. We have about 10,000 Saffron plants and around 150 Olive trees, planted into the South and West terraced slopes of the hill.

Siamo produttori dello Zafferano e l’Olio di Oliva da diversi anni

In addition we grown fairly large amounts of vegetables: Tomatoes and potatoes in relatively large quantities, a few Mediterranean vegetables (capsicum, aubergine, zucchini) onion, pumpkin and cucumber. Fruit-wise we have a small orchard with Apricot, Apple, Cherry, Fig Peach, Pear, Plum and Quince as well as currents and melons in the orto. We grown plenty of salad and a lot of herbs. Malvin takes care of the Orto (vegetable garden).

Abbiamo un orto di un certo misura e qualche alberi di frutta

Recently we have added free ranging traditional Italian farmhouse birds who provide wonderful pasture raised eggs. All graze in liberty on our little mount, where not a drop of pesticide nor a granule or artificial fertilizer has been used for at least the last 25 years.

Nostri amati avicoli vivano all aperto e forniscano delle uove favolose! 

Our specialities

Prepariamo i le ricette con rispetto ed attenzione; sia per la tradizione che per la pianta o l’animale chi fornisce l’ingrediente.

image of the making of a Tuscan crostata or jam tart showing hands assembling the lattice in pastry on the top of the tart in the form of a cross

Over the years the family menu has become simpler, quality and skill making more of the dish than laborious processes and lengthy ingredients lists. We make almost everything we eat from scratch. Malvin began making his own bread and his interest grew from there through jam making and baking and beyond. Recently he has begun to salt cure and oak smoke high quality high welfare pancetta at the house, making English style smoked bacon. Integral to the famous English breakfast, that you can experience at the house, it is magnificent served with butter or tallow fried grass fed eggs. Making many kinds of bread and 100% home produce fruit jams for years he has gradually become an excellent pastry chef, mastering several local specialities. He makes his own live unsweetened yogurt and mascarpone as well as chutneys and pickles. Above all, as the local bread is generally unsalted, Malvin’s salted bread is greatly appreciated: He has developed his skill in many styles of breadmaking [and baking] over the years including Celiac bread and patisserie.

Breakfast

Vi avevo fatto pensare, parlando di uova e pancetta a colazione? Tranquillo! un caffe dalla qualita e tradizione Italiana e piu che possibile… 

‘Farmhouse’ Breakfast

The star of our farmhouse breakfast are our incredible ‘liberty eggs’. Provided for us by our Chickens, Ducks and Geese who live a very natural lifestyle and eat a Soya free diet. We recommend that the best way to enjoy them is also the simplest: fried. Served with Malvin’s home cured home smoked English style bacon they make a great breakfast. If you don’t like such a protein led start to the day, Malvin’s home baking should satisfy: Freshly baked bread or toast made on the chargrill, served with fresh ricotta and honey or home made butter and garden fruit jam and perhaps a little home made unsweetened live yogurt or seasonal fruit. Available from 9am, The Farmhouse Breakfast is accompanied by gourmet coffee and tea. Farmhouse Breakfast is available from 15 May to 15 September

‘Coffee Bar’ Breakfast

Full tea and coffee menu featuring single estate Brazilian Arabica [made on a full sized bar machine] and a selection of gourmet teas [including  Assam, Darjeeling, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Flower and Fruit teas, Herb teas & Green Teas] from our favourite tea merchant are available from 08.30 am served with freshly baked home made patisserie Coffee Bar Breakfast is available from 15 September to 15 May. Eggs and Bacon can be ordered as an extra.

Our full ‘Farmhouse’ Breakfast is available from May 15 to September 15 and is served in the garden. Our lighter ‘Coffee Bar’ breakfast is served between September 15 to May 15 and can be ordered to your room. Egg and Bacon can be ordered as an extra [from 9am]

WORD OF MOUTH amazing Summer breakfast, leisurely breakfast in the sunshine, best brownies I have ever eaten, the best cappuccino, gourmet breakfast, slow food breakfast, ingredients from their own garden.