After a walk in the woods to hunt for Tuscan truffles, we drove to Asciano.
A small town outside of Siena, Asciano was the perfect kind of place to lunch.
We wasted no time settling into a table at La Mencia (Corso Giacomo Matteotti, 85).
Lovely antipasti were prepared and passed around, but I was waiting for the main event.
Hearty pasta with a generous grating of tartufi marzolini.
With all the anticipation of the hunt, I was not one to be stopped at a single truffled dish.
Simple fried eggs were transformed under the truffles.
Salt. Yolk. Truffles. The delicate taste of the tubers came through much more in the egg dish, and the umami was insane.
Incredibly rich and delicious.
Completely satiated, it was time to take a post-lunch stroll.
While I am at home in Rome’s city living, it is hard to deny the charm of Tuscan village life.
The little streets brimming with Piaggio ape and filled with neighbors stopping to chat.
It is enough to make a girl consider small town living, with a perfect balcony to watch the comings and goings.
This balcony, however, is already spoken for.
Many thanks to MyTour Tuscany Experts for organizing the trip!
5 thoughts on “Truffles for Lunch in Asciano, Tuscany”
Drool. Drool. At the food and the charming Tuscan town ???
Seriously. I want this to be real life every day… alas…
I visited Asciano several years ago and loved it. Quiet and small. Really gorgeous. It was nice to think about that village again and see the photos! Thanks!
Ciao Karen! I am so glad you have had a chance to experience Asciano yourself. It is a charming town that I really enjoyed exploring 🙂
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