This is an excellent agroturismo and the lunch menu has a superb range of local dishes, of course featuring sausage, lentils, truffles and spelt. The house wine is also local and barely marked-up. It's very smartly appointed inside, bright and comfortable, service is relaxed and efficient, and above all is very good value. There is dining on the terrace outside, but no views of The Sibillini range or Pian Grande, which would have been nice, but strolling around the town there are views enough as it is ! Eating here gets you a 10% discount on any purchase from their shop in the square at the foot of the town by the parking. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Antica Cascina Brandimarte was the place where my parents sheltered animals during the coldest seasons. The present restaurant was occupied by the old hayloft. It was used to preserve the hay, that in the winter was the only source of nourishment for the cows. Animals were handled carefully because they were considered one of the main sources of income. An other important element was the agriculture, whose primary products were lentils, spelt, roveja (pea of wild provenance) and rye. Today Antica Cascina Brandimarte is a farm holiday, where you can relax and taste local dishes, which have made known our territory. ... more less