Gourmet Getaways was off on another excusive tour this fall and brought fifteen eager travelers. The tour began in Orvieto, which was our base for the next four days. We visited such towns as Torgiano, Deruta, Montefalco and Norcia and included wine tasting, visiting the ceramic factories in Deruta, olive oil tasting and more! Our food and wine, while in Umbria, was beyond our expectations. It began with a meal in Orvieto , Venusos, which is located in the piazza steps from the Duomo. The chef uses all local and fresh ingredients. Each of the three dishes were paired with local Umbrian wines, which only enhanced the experience. We enjoyed every mouthful! Luca’s philosophy is: “Life is too shore to drink bad wine.” I highly recommend this trattoria in Orvieto.
Our other dining experience while in Orvieto was at the Champagneria, behind the Duomo. We enjoyed a twelve course tasting lasting three hours! We toasted another great night filled with wonderful food and champagne. Velia and Gianluca were great hosts. Velia is a fantastic chef![gallery columns="2"]
It was another wonderful ’food’ experience!