Menu: Dinner in Umbria

Umbria Menu
David Hagerman
Rigatoni with Pancetta Tomato Sauce (Rigatoni all'Amatriciana)
Rigatoni with Pancetta Tomato Sauce (Rigatoni all'Amatriciana)
The recipe for this classic pork-enriched pasta dish comes from Salvatore Denaro, the chef at Montefalco's Arnaldo Caprai winery.David Hagerman

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  1. Served at festivals, wineries, and charity bake sales, the snowflake cookies are a favorite of the residents of the Umbrian hill town of Montefalco. We recommend making them the same day so that the cornflakes retain their crunch.
  2. Wine grapes are foremost among Umbria's many treasures: grechetto; the luxurious white grape trebbiano spoletino; and Italy's ubiquitous sangiovese. Yet none of these is more potent or iconic than Montefalco's sagrantino—you'll find it in the majestic dry red of the same name, as well as the dessert wine Sangrantino passito and as the backbone of the blend called Montefalco rosso. See our favorite bottles »
  3. Read more about the culinary and viticultural traditions of Umbria »
  4. If you're inspired to travel to the region, don't miss our picks for where to eat and stay in the travel guide »