Le Cesarine


  • Selection of cold-cuts, cheeses and local vegetables dressed in oil
  • Maccheroni with tomato, basil and smoked ricotta sauce
  • Stuffed aubergines, filled with meat and cheese
  • Zucchini and fried courgette flowers
  • “Bocconotti” jam-filled pastry balls

Refined selection of local wines


Annunziata's Taste Experience is a homage to traditional Calabrese flavours, and begins with a rich appetiser of local products. Delicate artichokes dressed in olive oil, aubergines and roast peppers are brought to the table, along with a delightful selection of cold-cuts and local cheeses.

To follow, a first course which is as simple as it is delicious; maccheroni with tomato and basil sauce, with a sprinkle of smoked ricotta to kick it up a notch. For the second course, Annunziata sums up Calabria's cuisine in a single dish with aubergines stuffed with meat and cheese. On the side, zucchini and scrumptious fried courgette flowers.

Annunziata makes sure we have a sweet ending to this Taste Experience with 'bocconotti': delicious shortcrust pastry balls filled with jam. The best way to say goodbye to Calabria’s flavours - until next time!


  • Participate in meal preparation

  • Wheelchair-accessible

  • Vegetarian option

Castrovillari is a mountain town located in the Cosenza province and completely immersed in the splendid setting of Pollino National Park. It is in this particularly florid, pure and incontaminate area that we find all the necessary ingredients to prepare the typical dishes of the Calabrese tradition. Annunziata’s culinary itinerary is in fact guaranteed in its deliciousness and authenticity through local products, most of which she actually makes herself.

For instance, her special wholewheat bread made with local wheat and baked in her wood oven. Or her natural extra virgin olive oil, born from the olives picked in the fields around Castrovillari, or the cold-cuts (like prosciutto, soppressata and capocollo) or the cheeses which are created in the masserie, manor farms in the Calabrese Apennines. A selection of typical products of exquisite flavour, which our Cesarina re-elaborates in her recipes, a result of the teachings she received from her mother Angela as a young girl.

The secret of the Cesarina
My land is generous, it offers me all the ingredients I need.

Cesarine at home

This Cesarina is also available to organize a taste Experience at your accomodation

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