During my tour of Umbria this October with my group of twelve people we visited my friend’s, Velia DeAngelis, Champagneria in Orvieto, located behind the Duomo in Piazza Marconi 2. This delightful champagne bar serves the most delicious appetizers and has a wonderful selection of champagnes. We could have stayed here the entire evening! We came a little on the early side because we had dinner reservations for later that evening but next time I will definitely skip the dinner. No need for dinner when you can indulge in all the wonderful appetizers at this bar. We had everything from roasted olives to stuffed foccaccia and more! Velia DeAngelis is a fantastic chef! She uses only the freshest of ingredients. Two hours of pure indulgence! As we departed that evening, we all spied the fruit tart on the bar counter. She happily sliced off a piece for each of us. We all marveled at the buttery and tender crust and the savory fruit filling. It was beyond compare!
It was a great way to start our busy week exploring Umbria, it’s food and especially it’s wines.
When I return to Orvieto, which I hope is soon, I am definitely returning to La Champagneria Orvieto. I encourage you to go to this bar and tell them Gourmet Getaways sent you. You will not be disappointed.[gallery columns="2"]