Tasty Experience in Ascoli Piceno.
Ascoli Piceno, located in the Marche region, is famous for its delicious Ascolane olives.
After my experience in this small gem of a town, I would highly recommend the typical local recipe for Ascolane Olives.
To be honest, I regret to say, but they must be prepared by a true Ascolano, I can guarantee you.
I also recommend a local wine that pairs perfectly with this dish, and suggest some local liqueurs to enjoy after a memorable meal.
The Recipe for Ascolane Olives: an Explosion of Flavor
Ascolane olives are a true culinary masterpiece.
They are green olives, typically of the “Ascolana Tenera” variety, that are pitted and then stuffed with a delicious filling made from ground meat, cheese, eggs, and flavors like parsley and garlic.
After being stuffed, the olives are dipped in egg and breadcrumbs and then fried until they reach a perfect crispiness.
The result is an explosion of flavor that delights the palate of anyone who tastes them.
The Perfect Wine: Red or White?
To accompany Ascolane olives, it is advisable to choose a local wine that enhances the intense flavors of this dish.
An excellent pairing could be a red wine from the Marche region, such as Rosso Piceno or Rosso Conero. These wines, characterized by a pleasant structure and fruity notes, perfectly complement the richness and complexity of Ascolane olives.
However, if you prefer a white wine, Verdicchio could be an excellent choice, with its freshness and ability to balance the flavors of the dish.
Local Liqueurs: A Toast to Tradition
After delighting your palate with Ascolane olives and an excellent local wine, there is nothing better than concluding the meal with a local liqueur.
In Ascoli Piceno, you can find a variety of artisanal liqueurs, each with its own history and tradition. Among the most appreciated are “Amaretto di Ascoli,” a sweet and enveloping liqueur, and “Mistrà,” an anise-based liqueur that offers a fresh and aromatic finish.
Now, knowing these valuable details about Ascoli Piceno, I can surely recommend the experience at the restaurants that offer these combinations that you absolutely must try at least once in a lifetime.
I can also recommend a small artisan workshop in the heart of Ascoli Piceno that prepares excellent Ascolane Olives using the typical Ascolan recipe. Don’t forget to get a good red wine!
La bottega dell’Oliva Ascolana
Enjoy your meal! 😉