In such a beautiful, historic town…
You’d actually be surprised to see just how hard it is to avoid the ‘tourist traps’ in many of these beautiful places. This one came recommended as not only a place to visit, but the place. Inside, low slung curves and buttresses line the roof and spectacular bottles of vino, including the houses own Gianni Brunelli label adorn the walls. The food offered is both a splice of local Tuscan flavours, with a left-of-field twist that sets them aside from your usual holiday fare.
The menus, handwritten and presumably therefore very dynamic, pair fresh seasonal produce with a bullet-proof wine list that will ensure whatever it is you’re chasing, you can find.
The mains, while likely to appeal to your adventurous side marry seasonal flavours you’d likely never even thought possible. One such derivative, the gnochetti porcini e mirtillo blends fresh (a real treat) porcini mushrooms, with blueberries. Yes, blueberries. The result? Unusually delicious, and again perfectly suited to the climate, and season they are served in.
I preferred this delightful vanilla creme filled cannolo with melted gianduja and hazlenut gelato was pure heaven.
If you only have one night to dine, don’t mind being a little adventurous, and want to try some local flavours with a truely outstanding wine list, Le Logge, just outside the main Piazza del Campo is the place to go.
Osteria Le Logge
Via del Porrione 33, Siena, Tuscany.