Sunday, January 28, 2024

L'Alchimista, Montefalco, Italy

For years, we have made sure to eat at Enoteca L'Alchimista in Montefalco at least once, and usually several times while we are staying in Spello.  Located on the main square in Montefalco, the center of the wine-growing region in Umbria, the restaurant is a family affair with chef Patrizia creating magic in the kitchen, her daughters taking care of guests, alongside their exceptional wait-staff.   

Every meal here is special, from the amuse-bouche, to the desserts, and you really need to save room for dessert.  Our last visit was in October, during the wine crush and the celebration of the black celery from Trevi.  

Amuse-bouche black celery puree with Pecorino 

Our son Ryan always looks forward to this starter:  Pancetta cooked in Sagrantino wine.  It is otherworldly

Butternut squash strangozzi pasta with black celery and black truffle---no words here

Dr. C. decided on the pork cutlet, because pork is king here in Umbria

Son Ryan's Filet in Sagrantino wine---there is a theme here!  Sagrantino is the indigenous wine here in Umbria. 

This was my dessert, and it didn't disappoint:  Chocolate shell, geltato, pinapple and yuzu

Layered Tiramisu
Each season the menu changes, and so has the restaurant, with a beautiful new remodel bringing the kitchen upstairs in view of diners.  If you go, make sure to make a reservation, as it can be crowded on weekends.

Tel +39 0742378558

12:00-14:30 / 19:00-22:00

Chiuso il Martedì


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