Simple, Honest Fare of the Adriatic Coast


Home to hilly countryside and quaint, seaside villages, the Adriatic Coast is a place of simple living, rich with tradition. Spanning over 900 kilometers, this breathtaking coastline encompasses the vibrant regions of Pugila, Le Marche, Basilcata, Abruzzo and Molise. This month, we draw inspiration from the region’s stunning terrain and honest approach to food in a delightful lunch menu that’s sure to please.

Rich, hearty and perpetually generous, the cuisine of the Adriatic Coast speaks from the home, and to the heart. Authentic fare of the region needn’t involve white tablecloths, rather family style cooking with a respect for fresh, local produce at its core. Plump olives from the mountains, hearty ragus from the rocky plains and freshly caught seafood from the coast – the Adriatic table is beautiful thing.

Start your tasting journey with Olive all’ascolana – fleshy meat stuffed olives rolled in breadcrumbs and fried until golden.

Continue the romance with arrosto di capra – a hearty dish of slow roasted goat shoulder, braised chickpeas and spinach.

Finish with torta di limone – a lavish olive oil and lemon cake, topped with tangy stewed cherries.

Commence your Adriatic affair with lunch at Bar Alto, Tuesday to Saturday.

Peruse the full Adriatic Coast Regional Lunch Menu here.