Notwithstanding the rainy spring, Bencista’s kitchen garden is flourishing
by Chris (the Kitchen gardener)
Having gardened for many years in England, I was greatly looking forward to working under the abundant Italian sun. Despite the Italian spring feeling incredibly English this year, with more days being wet than dry, the crops in Bencista’s organic kitchen-garden (“orto”) are now beginning to flourish.
Picked in the morning and cooked the same day by our great chefs; zucchini, insalata, ravanelli, bieta, cicoria, and cavolo nero are now regularly being turned into delicious, simple Tuscan dishes for our guests. We await the summer bursting and the suns strong southern energies ripening our pomodori, piselli, and bacelli.
Dining at Bencista’ is the perfect way to enjoy wonderful Tuscan food grown completely organically in the hotel’s park. The Pensione’s attention to sustainability also flourishes in the orto thanks to a fruitful mix of old techniques with innovative ones.
Come and try it yourself – and do not hesitate to take a look around the orto to see where the food comes from!
We are sure you won’t be disappointed!