Halloween in Italy
Chiusi is one of these typical hilltop towns in the South Tuscany, on the Umbria/Tuscany border. It used to be an Etruscan city.
Chiusi overlooks the valley of Valdichiana. Chiana used to be a side river of the Tiber. Lake Chiusi and Lake Montepulciano are two important wetlands close to Chiusi. The lakes are wonderful. This area attracts many tourists for a scroll along the lake, a bike tour or just a picknick.
Along the lakes you find good restaurants, one of them is restaurant Pesce d’Oro. Here you can eat local fish dishes. I’ve been there a couple of times for dinner and loved it!
Yesterday we had a Halloween dinner here. The menu featured a four course menu with local fish and pumpkin:
Antipasto (appetizer): Barattolino saporito di cicerchia e anguilla con insalata tiepida di farro e bocconcini di tinca affumicata
– Eel served in a sauce of warm grass pea combined with farro salad and smoked tench
Primo piatto (pasta): Tagliolini al carbone con guazzetto di tinca e crema di zucca e funghi
– Black (coal) tagliolini served with pumpkin cream, mushrooms and stewed tench
Secondo piatto (main dish): filetto di boccalone in crosta di patate
-Boccalone (typical white fish from the Lake Chiusi) served in a potato crust
Dolce (dessert): Tortino tiepido di noci con gelato di zucca
– A nut pastry and pumpkin ice cream
We combined the four course menu with a good local white wine, and for the dessert the owner of the restaurant suggested us to drink a digestive sweet wine of Piemonte: Brachetto d’Acqui. Awesome.
– post by Sylvia van der Male –