Our host in Gaiole in Chianti recommended Osteria il Papavero, a small restaurant up in the hills above the village. We decided to drive up there, park the car, walk back, and then walk up again the following morning to collect the car (this allowed us both to enjoy wine).
I appologise for the low res pictures, they were are all taken with my old iPhone. Sometimes when we walk I do not bring my camera, it seems practical in the moment, but I always regret it afterwards.. Well, anyways, here’s a presentation of what we had:
The chef served us four different aperitivi while waiting, I cannot remember what they were, but it was interesting to try something new. As primi we had parmiggano flans with cold cut meat (again, shame on me for not taking notes) 😉
The mains were a lasagna with ricotta and beef with tons of truffles. Oh truffles…
Our glasses were filled with a local red, after dinner we had grappa and limoncello, and I got a big bug in my water glass 🙂
The food was rustique, well seasoned, they did not hold back on the truffles (mmm!), and the view from the restaurant was to die for. It could be a good idea too reserve a table during weekends, especially in the high-season.