Pepenero in San Miniato
Helen writes: Ian and I were recently invited to lunch at Pepenero in San Miniato. I’d heard nice things about it, however, I have to say it exceeded all my expectations. The contemporary décor was very refreshing after having spent the rest of the week dining at more traditional establishments. I’d highly recommend a visit to anyone passing through the area.
If you fancy a week in the region (a nightly rate is also offered in low season) with a group of friends, I can also highly recommend Fattoria di Stibbio a wonderful six bedroom villa. Laura the manager at Pepenero will be delighted to prepare a meal for you to enjoy at Fattoria di Stibbio, or of course you could book a table in the restaurant.
San Miniato produce more truffles than any other area in Europe and is famous for the white variety. Experience for yourself the buying frenzy at the Truffle Fair, which take place in during November.