I have noticed of late that this blog like our Facebook page for Bellaugello Gay Guest House is becoming somewhat overburdened with photos of dinners, table settings and food.
In this post I make no attempt to redress the imbalance, for it is a report of a splendid evening out with guys from Bellaugello.
A returning couple of guests from Germany had reads report of a restaurant in nearby Foligno and suggested to another couple of guys staying at Bellaugello and also to myself that we might venture there for dinner, as indeed we did on Friday evening.
It was a glorious drive, over ridge roads, the sun setting in the west a huge golden and then ruddy orb, Umbria was looking magnificent.
We arrived at Villa Roncalli in Foligno, thanks to a blond in the dashboard who kept on giving instructions as to how to get there. The villa is an old historic house up a tree lined avenue in an unprepossessing part of the town, but once you arrive is a haven of tranquility and understated elegance.
The chef, Marie Louise cooks as taught by her grandmother using food found locally and in the fields and hedgerows, blended with rich ingredients and given a modern presentation and is utterly divine. We were waited on by two charming ladies, one an exile from Geneva, the other local, as was the delicious wine. We chose the degustation menu, a sublime procession of light imaginative plates