This spring at Borgo we welcome the exceptionally talented Francesco Gasbarro as our new and inspirational head chef. Francesco has made a name for himself in the culinary world, most recently, heading up the famous 'Il Buon Cafe' in Firenze and we are delighted that he is now bringing his creativity and enthusiasm to Borgo.
Francesco has an impressive eye for detail and an innovative style of cooking, combining classic and contemporary elements, his menus and unique creative style have already attracted attention from the worldwide media.
“This season our menus draw inspiration from the food we produce here at Borgo. We will be using many heritage varieties of tomatoes, also strawberries, melons, basil and pistachios, many of which are grown in the organic gardens. Of course, we will be using the very best organic olive oil and our butchers are supplying us with exceptional cuts of locally reared Chianina beef and Cinta Sienese pork. This spring our menus reflect the unmistakable beauty of the season and include goat cheese cappelletti with butter & almonds, smoked turbot with fennel puree & artichokes and wild asparagus & ham soup with free range organic eggs.”