and everything our beautiful region has to offer. From poetry to paintings, opera to osteria's, hilltop towns and villages, markets and museums. Something for all the family. Have a look at this wonderful Le Marche Video to learn more!
Coming to stay with us at The Hideaway? Whilst in Le Marche, whatever you do, do not miss the La Conca experience. Mirela welcomes you to her wonderful agriturismo where you will sample dish after dish of her delicious home cooking.
With fresh herbs and vegetables from her beautiful orto, every dish is a taste explosion. A perfect setting, with an amazing host and fabulous food. You really will have a great time!
From the ever-changing talking menu, on our visit this time, for antipasti we sampled tasty speck, borlotti bean and garlic pate, a cured meat platter, fried sage leaves in the lightest of batters, fried courgette flowers, homemade cheeses with strawberry and rose petal jam and hot, delicious deep-fried breads so crispy and light.
There was still more to come – tasty pasta shells cooked in red wine filled with cottage cheese and chives garnished with borage flowers and pink peppercorns.
This was followed by amazing green nettle pasta with sausage cream sauce which was just fabulous, then homemade cannelloni filled with meat and herbs, grilled lamb served with roasted vegetables. Dessert was a delicious type of alcoholic trifle and the whole meal accompanied with as much wine and water as you want. Our experience ended with a wonderful homemade thyme liqueur and coffee.
We will certainly be back, as will many of our guests who have sampled the wonders of Mirela and La Conca.
La Conca is open every day in the Summer for lunch and dinner, but you need to book in advance as everything is prepared specially for you.
Le Marche really is full of some most wonderful places to dine. From the simplest of pizzarias, to restaurants which would rival any in the center of London!
You will be able to sample home-cooked local produce, lovingly made in the same way for generations. Here in Italy, regional dishes are strictly adhered to and you will be surprised to learn that nearly every town has its own style of pasta.
Delightful dishes such as Vincisgrassi, a wonderful light lasagne made with many many layres, Ascolana olives, stuffed olives filled with a type of minced meat, breadcrumbed and lightly fried and so many more delicacies.
Check out some of our local favourites. We are sure you will enjoy them as much as we do.
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For everything Le Marche has to offer, come along to a fantastic event this Marche in Fermo, Le Marche. Try excellent wines and food amongst a whole host of other products from the region. Discover hand-crafted products like olive oil soap, leather shoes and belts, chocolates, honey and so much more. Enjoy this great experience on the 16th, 17th and 18th March 2013.
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We arrived at Villa Funari on Valentine’s Day, unsure what to expect as we have dined in many restaurants In Le Marche but had been told by friends that this really was something special. We were certainly not disappointed.
The restaurant has been beautifully furnished, rustic but modern and everything was spotless. Unfortunately we were not lucky enough to spend the night in the accommodation but just to experience the food was a delight in itself.
The set Valentine’s Day menu, including wine, water and coffee was good value. Simple, home cooked, beautifully presented and very very tasty.
We started with a delicious rose of prosciutto which had been cured in-house. Followed by a volute of pumpkin which was also amazing.
After this we were treated to a trio of lightly fried antipasto. Courgettes, cremini and Ascolana olives.
Our primo was tagliattini of sausage and truffle which was delicate but full of flavour. For our secondo, Mark’s favourite, tagliata of home-reared beef cooked perfectly and served with crisp potato wedges.
The desert of semifreddo rounded off our meal perfectly, which was accompanied by Ciu Ciu and Castegnano wines.
Although very busy, being Valentines night the staff were efficient, friendly and courteous and we were even treated to a trip down to the cheese cave where all their home-made cheeses are matured. Nothing was too much trouble and the staff even made time to explain to us the process of the cheese storage. The smell was just divine.
We will certainly be retiring to Villa Funari. Something rather special and a real treat although priced very reasonably. Our set menu was €28 per head inclusive.
You can contact Villa Funari on 0734 750114 and visit their website here: http://www.villafunari.it/