The ‘Sibillini Menu’ is a ‘gastronomic itinerary’ designed to allow one to discover the tastes of the territory. Born from the desire to forge a close link between food producers and restaurants in the Park, the ‘Sibillini Menu’ offers a specially created dish from each participating restaurant, which is made entirely from ingredients produced in this mountainous land. The menu, which is found in each restaurant, contains a description of the unique dish, the ingredients with which it is made, the location of the food producers, their method of production and how their food production activity assists the conservation of biodiversity. On the menu is a list of all the participating restaurants, their locations and the special dish they offer, so one can choose one’s own eating and walking literary.

Why link producers to restaurants

Strengthening the bond between authentic tastes of the mountains and local restaurants is an important objective. There is a great joy in discovering the taste of this extraordinary landscape, which arrives on the table thanks to man's careful work and attention given to maintaining the natural equilibrium. A direct supply relationship makes the best use of local knowledge and promotes a strong community, which has characterized life in the remote villages of our mountains since ancient times. Food that is produced in this sustainable manner offers health benefits to the environment and to the consumer simultaneously.

The value of biodiversity

Italy is the European country with the largest variety of species and 30% of life forms in our continent are focused on our little peninsula. The protected areas in Italy were created with the intent of ensuring biodiversity through the preservation of plant and animal species in the environments where they live and reproduce. Biodiversity, understood as the diversity of species and living organisms adapted to this environment, is also reflected in the richness of the food offered by the territory. The heritage crop varieties and indigenous animals in this area are the fruit of a long adaptation to the changing characteristics of the environment. Hence it is essential that they should not be lost, and indeed, are protected.