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Petersham at La Macchia

A new chapter – Petersham Italy

With a sense of English sophistication and Italian heritage at the core of our menus and the underlying thread in all that we do, expanding into Italy has always been an ambition of our founders and team. We are so pleased to reveal our first collaborative project in the charming medieval town of Capalbio; La Macchia – a destination to retreat and unwind under the Tuscan sun.

Behind the gates of La Macchia

The restaurant is set within La Macchia – an immaculately restored 16th-century farmhouse, which epitomises the same low-key luxury as our London locations. Overlooking the sea, La Macchia has been converted into a private country club, where members flock to escape the baking heat of Italy’s cities each summer. Petersham Nurseries is bringing its slow food ethos to La Macchia, taking over the restaurant as well as the beach club, where members can relax under white umbrellas perched on golden sand.

New home, same Petersham Nurseries ethos

In the kitchens of La Macchia, ethics and fair produce remain at the heart of what we do. In line with Italy’s ‘Kilometre Zero’ philosophy, the restaurant advocates minimal transportation from the farm to the kitchen. Executive Chef Lorenzo Maria Gagliardi works with the finest local producers, including cheese makers and fishermen, while also sourcing vegetables and edible flowers from a local farm that provides opportunity to people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

The menu is a testament to Petersham Nurseries’ dedication to using organic produce and ingredients from the Tuscan region – signature Anchovies and Sage, Carpaccio of line-caught fish, which changes daily based on fisherman’s catch, our Chef’s signature dish Paccheri with Scorfono, and a classic linguine with clams and bottarga from the nearby Orbetello lagoon.

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The Petersham Family