The basis is that ALL ingredients come fresh from the land. If this is not possible, this will be stated immediately.
"Cioi Longhi". The first of the two restaurants in Montegrosso, 100 meters from the apartment. "Cioi Longhi" is an agriturismo. This means that the vast majority of ingredients must come from own 'ORTO' or from own production.
"Cioi Longhi" is representative of the "Cucina Bianca", the original kitchen of this area and has a terrace outside.
Giorgio, Donatella and family and friends thresh the grain in a traditional and sustainable way. Typical "Cioi Longhi", the agriturismo from Montegrosso.
"Il Rhododendro". The second of the two restaurants in Montegrosso - close to the church - where you can enjoy lunch or dinner. Surprising regional dishes. Nicely laid out plates.
The terrace a few meters away, opposite "Il Rododendro". Great place to take an aperitif.
"Non solo pane". The grocery shop of Barbara (chef Rhododendro) at 200 meters from the house.
Of course a lot of garlic from "Vessalico", the garlic village that is located at Pieve di Teco, is processed. This is extra powerful.
Wild spinach, just like that. You can pick during a walk until the beginning of June.
Gianluigi Agaccio deli in Ponte di Nava. Known far and wide and it is always busy.
Deli from Gianluigi Agaccio.
(covered) market Imperia.
The most delicious pizzas from our region come from Mendatica, 2.5 kilometers away from your holiday home. Host / wife: Giorgio / Anna! You can also eat à la carte. Closed on Mondays.
The Vesuvio, a pizza with a central (egg) crater!
The Montegrosso tap water is pure spring water and, after adding carbon dioxide, is marketed in bottles under the "Santa Vittoria" brand.
Enough grapes. In Montegrosso you can also buy delicious local wine from Barbara.
The traditional cappuccino.
Mushrooms like most locals; to not eat the poisonous, it's best to buy them at Agaccio in "Ponte di Nava".
Finding mushrooms with Lino. Then you also know for sure that you will not eat toxic food.
In Imperia, around the harbor, fresh 'frutti di mare'.
From October - due to good fauna management - a lot of game must be shot. This is strictly regulated, controlled and produces a lot of wild boar meat.
You can still find artisan butchers here. Filetto, sottofiletto, scamone or culotta: the meat is extremely tender and flavorful.
The all-important (puffed) castagne. Barbara offers all kinds of chestnut products. Of course in the right season.