Friday, May 13, 2016

Where's The Beef?

 It's in Bevagna!  On our last night in Umbria, we ventured to Bevagna, a sleepy little town at the base of Montefalco, about 20 minutes from Spello.  We met our friends, Michael and Grace for dinner at Scottadito Osteria Tagliavento, neither of us having tried this place before, but hearing nothing but rave reviews from our Angelini family.
Tiny, but mighty, this place turns out some of the best grass fed beef I have ever tasted.  The food is typical Umbrian style, simple cooking loaded with flavor.  We opted for the rib eye for 4, and were not disappointed.  The meat was done medium-rare, and perfect.  We had roasted potatoes from the embers of the fire, and grilled vegetables of the season. 

The back story here is that the family owns a macelleria (butcher store) and they have expanded to serve their excellent meats in their own family restaurant.  I only wish we'd had more time to have another meal there, the lamb and porchetta are on my list! 
And, of course, every story has to have a sweet ending, and this was ours; a beautiful Napoleon-like creation with the sweetest strawberries and chocolate chunks.  Yes, I'll have another please!
Tagliavento is open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, best to make a reservation, the place was packed on a rainsoaked Thursday night.   
Dr. C. and I are headed for Rome to spend the night at the airport then fly to NYC on Saturday to see our daughter and her family.  Ciao for now!
Scottadito Osteria Tagliavento

Corso Amendola 28
Phone:  0742-360897 or 345 2438361

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