Taste haute cuisine and delicious wines at our bed and breakfast in Sassoferrato: Raffaello Residence
Discover with us the traditional flavours kept unaltered through our history visiting selected ‘trattorie’ and wine cellars in the Marche and Umbria region. From the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi to the Sagrantino di Montefalco
The privileged location of our bed and breakfast, set warningly between the gentle hills of the Marche region and the green valleys in Umbria, allows our guests to sample two of the best culinary traditions of the country.
The Marche region, the best kept secret in Italy is the narrow land bursting with colours from the deep blue of the Adriatic Sea through the piercing red, yellow and green of our flowering hills to the snow white tops of the Appennini mountains. Here, hills appear as protagonist characters of the unspoilt scenery of our surrounding and similarly its produce are inevitably found on the dinner table of many Italian families. The Marche region, famous for its ‘slow food approach’ is particularly favourable to the growth and production of great wines and wonderful culinary flavours. The Adriatic Sea, extremely generous with in variety of delicious fish all year around, offers world class delicacies they will soon become your favourite dish. Set in Portonovo bay or Numana beach accompanied by a glass or two of sparkling Prosecco create a gourmet aperitif fit for royalty itself. Travelling further mainland the flavours are traditionally more characterised by its cheeses: raviggiolo, caciotte and pecorini. Its meats: local steaks cooked at your preference, charcuteries and the famous pork in ‘porchetta’. Last but not least its fresh vegetable, mushrooms and the rare and unmistakable black and white truffle. Quite often the clash of the typically mountainous flavours with the delicate marine produce give birth to unique recipes that so flawlessly describe the unique panorama of our land and culture. Particularly we can recommend: the cicerchia of Serra de' Conti, figs lonzino, he gold apple of the Sibillini mountains, mosciolo selvatico of Portonovo, pecorino of the Sibillini mountains and the unmistakable salame from Fabriano. Our local cuisine is elegantly accompanied by prestigious wines. Among our white wine selection we have Bianchello del Metauro, Colli Pesaresi Bianco, Esino Bianco, Falerio dei Colli Ascolani, Offida DOC Passerina, Offida DOC Pecorino, Falerio dei Colli Ascolani, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Verdicchio di Matelica. Among our red wine selection we proudly display the Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, Vernaccia di Serra Petrona, Rosso Conero, Rosso Piceno, Rosso dei Colli Pesaresi, Rosso dei Colli Maceratesi, Esino Rosso.
Only a few miles west, set in the heart of Italy is Umbria, so green and thriving with vegetation that it is more commonly known as the “lung of Italy” for its flourishing vegetation. Historically Umbria traditional cuisine is characterised by the produce its surrounding lands so abundantly supplies: delicious meats and genuine biological vegetables and fruits, its cuisine is consequently simple and developed to enjoy at its best the flavours of the local ingredients.
Due to the nature of its territory primarily mountainous, Umbria region is able to preserve almost unaltered many of the recipes and gastronomic delicacies like the famous skewered chicken dating back from mediaeval banquets. In modern cuisine the skewered meat is presented as a protagonist of the second course (traditionally after delicious pasta dishes) with a selection of meats and poultry cooked with red wine and plenty of aromas and spices. Another traditional symbol of the Umbria region is the panpepato or spicy bread, still with mediaeval origins it can be classified as flavoured cakes thanks to the use of black pepper. It is a typical dessert served around the Christmass period. The cuisine from Umbria, like the neighbouring region, is accompanied by prestigious wines. Among the white wines we can find: Colli Altotiberini, Colli Perugini, Colli Martani, Orvieto. And among the red ones: Sagrantino of Montefalco, Colli Martani, Colli of Trasimeno, Colli Altobertini and Torgiano Rosso Riserva.
STAY AT OUR BED AND BREAKFAST IN SASSOPFERRATO… EXCELLENT FOOD AND WINE IS WAITING FOR YOU!