Three days in Umbria to live Food & Art Italian Experience
Introducing the “Food & Art Italian Experience” project to foodies coming from all over the world: this is what ALMA aimed at conveying to a group of journalists by organizing an educational weekend in Torgiano, Perugia, at the end of May. A three-day promotion of the School weekly programs, Italian cuisine, art and nature in collaboration with Lungarotti Group, based in Umbria.
On Friday, March 30th, the guests arrived at Le Tre Vaselle Wine & Spa Resort, a charming location belonging to the Lungarotti family, and dined at “Il Postale” restaurant, inside the gorgeous Castle of Monterone: star-rated chef Marco Bistarelli served a special Umbrian springtime menu.
A visit to the Wine Museum in Torgiano, awarded in 1998 with a Peggy Guggenheim Award and acknowledged as the best wine museum in the world by New York Times opened the following day: their guide Gian Luca took the guests to a virtual journey from ancient to present time, a discovery of culture and customs related to “Bacchus’ nectar”.
The day included a visit to Giorgio Lungarotti Winery, the veritable expression of their enthusiasm and passion for excellence in wine making from the vineyard to the cellar. After the tour a tasting session, including the several times awarded Rubesco Riserva Vigna Monticchio 2006, was offered by Chiara Lungarotti, who manages the company together with her sister Teresa and her mother Maria Grazia.
In the afternoon, the guests experienced a master class in the kitchen, under the guidance and the supervision of ALMA chef Christian Broglia, where they prepared a traditional Ligurian menu.
The day of Sunday started on a visit to Decimi Farm, located in Passaggio di Bettona and renowned for its production of high quality extravirgin olive oil: a good opportunity to know a further excellent Umbrian product.
Culture played an important role in the guided visit to Spello, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, and the group had lunch at “L’Osteriglia” restaurant inside “La Bastiglia” hotel.