Ascoli is famous across Italy for its delicious Olive Fritte Ascolane, or deep-fried stuffed olives. These are a fleshy green olive locally grown, carefully pitted, spiraled, stuffed with meat, breaded, and then deep-fried. We enjoyed them with every dinner, every night.
Tortino like? seared beef with salad and tartufo on a crusty roll.
Fetta di pane croccante croccanti con manzo scottato con insalata.
This is a dish called Agnello Arrosto, one of the items we had at brunch with la famiglia. The meat is lamb, and of all the meals I enjoyed, this is the one I did not try. Never said I was a foodie….
Vellutata con Tartufo
Prosciutto Nostrano Affettato a Mano
Bruschetta al Pomodoro
Carpaccio di Anatra
Truffles, or tartufo, are also abundant. They are a fortune in the States, but in Le Marche they are a common, and delicious, everyday ingredient.
As you can see, I ate well. The Italians know how to meld flavors and textures to perfection. Their presentation is faultless and always appetizing, but you already knew that ….