Yesterday we treated ourselves to a wonderful lunch at the Locanda dell’Amorosa, a 4-star hotel and restaurant, set among the Sienese hills that overlook the Val di Chiana.

Poached egg over steamed asparagus drizzled with a truffle/balsamic vinegar reduction and asparagus cream sauce anyone? Light, fresh, bursting with flavor, and a beautiful visual presentation — quintessentially Tuscan.

Cacky sighed sweetly and whispered, “Home.”

The Amorosa estate is also a place full of intriguing photo ops. Here is some documentation of our culinary and visual adventures.

FRITS
A scene in the restaurant reminiscent of a Rembrandt painting and the delicious looking wine we didn’t drink in order to avoid a post-lunch coma.

STEPHANIE
Lovely plates with the above mentioned mouth-watering treats.

CACKY
A creative approach for showing the view through one of the restaurant windows and a glowing “brochure” shot.

MAGRIT
A detail from the restaurant’s herb garden and a different interpretation of the scene that captivated Frits. It’s always interesting to see differents takes on the same subject matter.