The way to your heart…
The quintessential Italian meal is as much about cuisine as it is about Convivialità. Here, dining is a ritual meant to be celebrated and shared, in both the making and the partaking. Keeping the villa’s long history as a private residence alive, Passalacqua aspires to a ‘home away from home’ approach to dining that invites guests to choose when, where and what you eat. Our team is on hand to make your dining dreams come true: a candlelit dinner among the rosebushes, a picnic with the waves lapping at your feet or a pasta-making session before your family-style feast. There is always something happening in our kitchens; guests are encouraged to stop by and lend a hand or simply order what tickles your tastebuds, on or off the menu.
From Latin convivium (“banquet”)
The pleasure derived from being with others at the table; feasting, drinking and good company : a festive quality.
Mangia e Bevi
In true Italian style, we follow the rhythms and rhymes of nature when it comes to our food. That means only the freshest seasonal ingredients and the bounty of our own garden featured at every meal: tomatoes and kiwis straight off the vine, zero-kilometer meat and produce, jams made with our plums, oranges and quinces. Passalacqua strives to make its guests feel at home, and the same is true for Chef and his team – there is always someone in the kitchen eager to discuss the day’s menu or provide an impromptu cooking experience. And whether it is a simple Caprese salad prepared tableside or Giovenca beef braised in Barolo, our passion for food shines through in every bite.