Food and Drink
Andrea is in charge of feasting. He was taught to cook in the traditional Italian way by his father, the celebrity chef Rudi Silvestri. Fortunately, he enjoys sharing his talents with family and friends.
From the first coffee of the morning (Romcaffe) to the last night-cap (Amaro di Vernelli from Muccia, or, for the very brave my own Sloe Gin) we try to source all our food locally; most vegetables come from our kitchen garden, and eggs from our three busy hens. We are members of a cooperative which supports small farmers in the production of organic food. They provide beautiful flavoursome ingredients which put even Italian supermarkets in the shade.
Andrea cooks regional food in a farmhouse style which allows the ingredients to speak for themselves. Local wines, which seldom make their way abroad are Verdiccio, Lacrima di Morro and Rosso di Conero. You will enjoy some new tastes (such as wild boar and summer truffles), as well as some old favourites. Vegetarians will enjoy the freshness and the variety our produce. If you have dietary requirements, such as glucose or lactose intolerance, please let us know and we can easily incorporate it into our meals.text
Once a week Andrea fire’s up the ancient pizza oven, and you can build your own pizza.
To round it all off, on the last day we will visit our friends at Pappafo Restaurant who make us a special gourmet menu of 9 courses showcasing the local cuisine. Really not to missed.
Food and Accommodation Only
As the fame of Andrea’s cooking spreads far and wide, we have received several enquiries about holidays without the painting (I have decided not to take it personally, some people simply don’t know that they need to draw yet).
We are happy to accommodate for the price of a non-painting partner, however, participants must come either as a couple or be prepared to stay at the local Country House, Pappafo
Pictures of some meals at our house
Wild boar and polenta
Stuffed guinea fowl, roast potatoes, beans and frigitelli
Swipe, drag or just enjoy
Moira, Australia, 2016
Shirley UK 2016
Wish I had done this course before I did the others, I wouldn’t have needed to search further afield.
Karyn, Canada, 2013
Rob, UK 2016
Pete UK Sept 2016
my progress has been so much more than I had hoped for.
Anna, Australia 2015
Gera, Australia 2015
Alan , Scotland, 2016
Marianne & Bjorn, Norway, 2016
Rona, UK, 2015 Oct
Rosemary, UK, 2016
Carole & Steve, UK, 2016
Sandra, UK, 2016
Jan & Anthea, UK, 2016
John and Alison, Guernsey, 2014
Srinath & Vasanta, UK, 2016
Tricia,NY, USA 2016
Richard, UK, 2014
Jan, UK, 2014 and 2015
Sanni, Finland, 2015
Johan, Finland, 2015
(he said other things but I feel this should be immortalised!)