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!