Bread is one of the staples of Tuscan cuisine, and a menu dedicated to Arezzo’s culinary tradition can be no exception. Fiorenza begins this Taste Experience with a platter of bruschette with porcino mushrooms of Casentino and various types of toasted Tuscan bread cooked in a wood oven: tomato and basil, onion and herring and meat and vegetables. This is served with a scrumptious plate of typical cold-cuts: prosciutto, capocollo, coppa (cured pork). In the Summer, the starter ends with panzanella, a rural vegetable salad.
To follow our Cesarina serves a home-made pasta 'al forno' (a baked pasta dish, similar to lasagna) with classic Tuscan sauce. The strips of fresh pasta are dressed with a mix of minced meat, sausage, red wine and vegetables topped with delicious béchamel sauce. The second course is a tasty Tuscan mixed grill. Different cuts of meat (sausages, ribs and Monte San Savino’s “rigatino”, a sort of pancetta typical of this area) are all barbecued for an incredibly succulent dish. This is served with two side dishes: simple cannellini beans “all’uccelletto”, a local recipe, and a mixed salad.
The best way to round off this culinary Experience is on a sweet note. Fiorenza serves Cantucci cookies, served with delicious Vin Santo wine.