A mass exodus from Bellaugello Gay guest house to the beautiful medieval city of Gubbio yesterday evening – the motive?  The guys wanted to experience the amazing and most atmospheric Good Friday procession of Christo Morto which I blogged about the other day.  This year the guys carried away by the atmosphere actually participated, and walked along with all the uniforms in the procession

Afterwards at dinner together , a starter of my new found favourite baccalà – salt cod slow cooked and served with our own olive oil and lemon zest, conversation flowed freely and stories about the procession abounded.  For the main course being Scottish I served poached salmon – ok it was poached in a liberal dosing of the local Trebbiano white wine, and accompanied by agretti, those fine delicate greens that are still so seasonal. We finished real late with a ricotta pie, which I had laced with fig and ginger marmalade, of course all washed down with moderate quantities of Sagrantino di Montefalco and a rather fine Chianti Classico

Today the guys are off to Assisi, those less traditionally or regiously minded to the delightful Umbrian hilltop towns of Spello and Bevagna.  Me? I think I will stay home and cut the grass!

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