If you're looking for great food at a great price and for a great cause, treat yourself to a meal at Il Cenacolo in Norcia, an ancient village in Italy's heart, Umbria. Norcia was devastated a year ago by a powerful earthquake that destroyed churches, homes and scores of commercial structures. Fortunately and remarkably, Il Cenacolo is still cooking, literally, and offers wonderful meals with warm smiles.
Norcia isn't asking for charity. But it does need your patronage to help a proud community continue its recovery. And what a great trade it is: Some of the best cooking in Umbria for very reasonable prices. Stop in for a Norcina con ricotta fresca or a dish of Amatriciana served by a gracious Giovanna with dessert biscuits baked by her mother. Because, you see, everyone in Norcia is part of the rebuilding effort. We should be, too.