Farm Holidays in Assisi, Casa Faustina

The Kitchen

Vegetarian Restaurant


In Casa Faustina, we have a vegetarian restaurant which holds 60 people. When the weather is lovely, outdoor dinner with panoramic view is available and during winter, the fireplace is always burning to create a warm, homey atmosphere. The restaurant is reserved for Casa Faustina's guests only. This service shall be requested upon booking. You can choose half board pension or occasional meals. Our fixed menus are based on typical Umbrian and Italian vegetarian specialities with an added Mediterranean flair.

Products


The kitchen mainly uses carefully chosen local products, such as for example the pecorino sheep cheese, the lentils from Casteluccio and the spelt, seasonal products, as well as vegetables of our own production from the synergistic garden, the extra virgin olive oil and the black truffle. A few simple acts performed in the kitchen transform meals into extraordinary feasts, such as dressing many dishes with our very own extra virgin olive oil right before serving. This simplicity helps bring out the fragrances and tastes of the high quality ingredients utilized for a healthy and natural food. We cook our meals exclusively with our extra virgin olive oil.

Menus

Some of the dishes we propose in our menus: As starters, ricotta tarts with herbs and salad with green olives and celery, homemade sesame breadsticks and focaccia with walnuts; you will then enjoy some fresh regional pasta such as the strangozzi with porcini mushrooms and truffles or the potato "gnocchi" with gorgonzola; As main course, sliced seitan topped with orange cream, or stuffed vegetables au gratin with herbs and capers; together with our delicious accompaniments such as fennel in sweet and sour sauce, julienne carrots with sesame, beans with mint, or pears cooked with parmesan. To finish smoothly, a desert made with yogurt and berries, a strawberry mascarpone cream, or a ricotta flan with pineapple and chocolate. All of the meals are accompanied by a young and aromatic Sangiovese house wine or guests are welcome to choose from a selection of the best Umbrian wines.

Breakfast


For breakfast a rich buffet awaits guests and include milk, coffee, tea, fruit juice, cereals, fresh fruit, yogurt, butter, toast, croissants, jam and home-made cakes such as Yogurt Bundt Cake, and fruit cakes.

The breakfast is available on request upon booking

Cooking courses


Sara, Casa Faustina's creative cook, proposes all year long cooking lessons for children and adults, during which you will put your hands "to paste" to learn how to bake pizza, bread and cakes; pick vegetables from the garden to cook delicious vegetarian recipes; or learn using flowers and aromatic herbs taken from our garden. During the summer, after a nice walk in the morning together with the "tartufaro", Sara will help you preparing the truffle according to the regional uses.