New opening @ the best VAL D’ORCIA VIEW
From il Fontanaro take the road to Chiusi/Chianciano and turn left, direction LA FOCE, Strada della Vittoria 9 (Siena).
Tel: + 39 0578 754025.
The chef is our great friend Paolo Anelli who really takes care, offering you the best delicious italian healty food. From the home made bread and pasta pici, le pappardelle al cinghiale di paolo anelli everything he cooks represents the true Tuscan experience.
The first time I was there I was a teenager. My grandmother Loredana and my grand father Cesare used to take me there for Sunday Lunch. Unfortunately this place has been closed for a long time for restoration, but now that is open I will go there for a foodie stop on all of my wine tours.
The Dopolavoro La Foce was built in 1939 as a meeting place for the workers on the La Foce estate. Country dances and plays featuring the farmers’ children were held on the little stage, movies and news of the war were screened and people came from miles around to share a glass of wine and play a game of bocce (bowls) in the shade of the lime trees.
Today the Dopolavoro once more belongs to the Origo family and reopens as a restaurant in which traditional Tuscan dishes are flavoured with the delicious La Foce extra-virgin olive oil and created with the best seasonal local produce. The restaurant boasts its own vegetable garden across the road, guaranteeing a genuine farm-to plate process. A path connects the vegetable garden to the famous La Foce gardens, which can be visited on request.
ALL FONTANARO’S GUESTS WHO WILL ASK OF PAOLO THE CHEF OR FILIPPO, THE MANAGER WILL RECEIVE A TASTING SURPRISE:)