Thursday, April 14, 2011
Alimentari La Grotta
The perfect place for a picnic in Tuscany is along the fortified wall in Lucca. Rent a bicycle at any of the Bike stores you find upon entering in to the city and take a ride toward Piazza Anfiteatro to pick up a number of goodies at 'Alimentari La Grotta'. Choose from local delights including Foccacia breads, pecorino cheese, Tuscan Salami, Olives, grilled peppers and fresh EV Olive oil made by the owners.
Olive oil from Lucca combines perfectly with fish. The city is situated only 20km from the coast. With this coastal breeze the olive varietals that grow in the area Leccino, Moraiolo and Pendolino have a delicate and light flavour.
You can also purchase the typical Lucchese dessert called 'Buccellato'. An ancient sweet bread that is just delicious.
Owners and staff are very friendly !