a star is born, Andreina Restaurant, Loreto, Le Marche


ravioli di lamponi con ricotta, prosciutto d'anatra
e reduzione di acteo di frutti rossi
In the Marche, a few kilometers from the Adriatic Sea, Errico Recanati and his historic restaurant Andreina in Loreto (AN) each year invent an exclusive menu, strictly based on Acqualagna truffles. The dances start with a Liquid pancake, robiola foam and truffles, then a Burrata soup with balls of pheasant, foie gras and white truffle. The soul is moved; the smell is overheated and excited by the intelligence components of the magic tuber. The truffle likes and dislikes, turn passions or drives them away with power: is pure instinct of love. The taste ballet continues with the Noodles flavored with lemon and cooked in capon and truffle broth. Here then the guinea fowl cooked with lemon, hazelnut oil and truffle. Now mind and body are ecstatic, excited and waiting for flushing the sweet conclusion: the legendary and delicious white Acqualagna truffles ice cream with meringues, candied chestnuts and sour cherries. Errico Recanati is a truffle poet, which can cook this rare fruit of the earth as an imaginative acrobat. 

Ristorante Andreina
Via Buffolareccia
Loreto (AN)
T. 071.970.124
F. 071.750.1051
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just found a new place to visit in Ancona next spring...

Bontà delle Marche è un viaggio eno-gastronomico tra le eccellenze italiane; un'emozione del gusto da provare e riprovare nel cuore di Ancona.
Da quindici anni selezioniamo accuratamente i migliori prodotti del territorio che offriamo al banco del nostro punto vendita, insieme con la gastronomia della tradizione, e al secondo piano attraverso una rassegna dei migliori vini all'interno della sala enoteca-ristorante. 

Grazie alla nostra esperienza forniamo anche un servizio catering accurato e personalizzato sia ad aziende ed enti pubblic
i, sia a privati.
E nelle feste, o per eventi particolari, è ormai consuetudine fare un giro da noi per scegliere gli omaggi più prelibati.

Dal gennaio 2012 Bontà delle Marche segue la gestione del ristorante Spaccasassi presso il Conero Golf Club di Sirolo (AN) in via Betellico, 6
(Info e prenotazioni 071 9331915)

Bontà delle Marche
Corso Giuseppe Mazzini 96
60121 Ancona


A tavola

photo Nicolas Matheus

"L’été, pour le déjeuner, je prépare souvent un carpaccio di verdure, une recette de mon ami Andrea Tantucci, chef du restaurant Il Maiale Volante situé à quelques kilomètres de chez nous. J’émince quelques courgettes, carottes et cœurs d’artichauts ultrafrais du marché, que j’arrose simplement d’un trait de
 jus de citron et d’un filet d’huile d’olive de la maison, marinée au thym."


From Le Marche, Obama to get reelection gift weighing more than a kilo

A small Italian village of Le Marche renowned for its white truffles announced Saturday it would give US President Barack Obama a record specimen weighing in at more than a kilo as a reelection present.
"A 1.012-kg truffle from Acqualagna will be gifted to the President of the United States Barack Obama to celebrate his reelection," the local authorities said in a statement.
The truffle, a rare subterranean mushroom prized in haute cuisine, is to be delivered to the United States on November 18 and Acqualagna officials said they hoped Obama would show up in person to pick up his gift.
"The first American president to receive an Acqualagna truffle was Harry Truman in 1956. The latest dignitary to have received it was Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," the town's mayor, Andrea Pierotti, said.
The price per kilo of white truffles has recently shot up to around 3,000 euros (3,800 dollars).
In 2010, a South Korean wine critic bought a 900-gramme truffle for 105,000 euros at a charity event.
Macau billionaire and casino baron Stanley Ho in 2010 paid more than $300,000 for two pieces of the precious tuber at another charity auction.
Local legend has it that the largest-ever find came in 1668 when a man by the name of Filippo Cortesi unearthed a pair of truffles weighing 13 and 18 kilos respectively.


our great architects Markus Wespi and Jerome de Meuron

Photo alessio guarino

“I like to remember our first brief to Markus and Jérôme. We came with books and catalogues from Christian Liaigre, B&B Italia or Cote Sud... They listened to us very nicely, sometimes saying ‘yes, we understand...’. Then we got the first drawings of the concept which were amazing but rather different. The capacity to reflect our ideas and to surprise us always positively with their creativity is the proof of their great talent!”

looking forward to being in 2013 to see this again

 “We have great restaurants around the house like the wonderful ‘Il Casolare dei Segreti’, 2 minutes from the villa, or the great agriturismo ‘Il Maiale Volante’ and its delicious panacotta with vanilla and apricot syrup... From mid-July to mid-August you can enjoy the second most important open-air opera festival in Macerata. You can spend a day on a heavenly beach in Monte Conero with transparent water and eating Italian sushi from Moreno Cedroni, or hiking in the legendary Sibillini mountains. There are plenty of activities, the most difficult is to leave the infinity pool...”