Saturday, December 13, 2008

Restaurant in Colle Val d'Elsa

"Officina della Cucina Popolare" (Workshop of Folkloristic Cuisine) is the name of the restaurant that Myself, Nicola and two of our close friends Ilaria and Matteo are going to open hopefully by the end of February '09.

Here's the logo that my friend Raffa has designed (her web-site: and our dream is to really make this a research workshop for popular dishes of the past. The menu will change seasonally and there will be a mix of very traditional Tuscan dishes and other Italian regional dishes.
We're going to select mostly local foods produced organically - the wine list is going to reflect this criteria as well.

All in all, it is very exiting! And I hope to see many of you there in the years to come.

Here we are with the Notaio (notary) signing the constitution of our society. The notary seems to be the happiest as he just earned 1.500 Euro in 15 minutes!!!
The restaurant will be in the old part of Colle Val d'Elsa (our hometown) in the province of Siena. It's a 5 min ride from the highway exit.
Here are the details:
Ristorante Officina della Cucina Popolare
Via Gracco del Secco 86 (Colle Val d'Elsa)
Tel: (+39) 0577-921796 /