Red and white mulberries from May to late summer. Cherries and black cherries in June. Ramassin plums in July. Figs and Isabella grapes in August and September. Persimmons in the heart of Autumn.
These are just some of the season fruits we grow in our gardens to make your breakfast an unforgettable experience: awakening in San Damian means savouring the tastes and smells of those plants that have been imported from far away centuries ago and eventually thrived on the Ligurian hills.
We owe the sweetness of the Ramassin plums to the Arabian world and to the Benedectine monks, the first to grow them here. Mulberry trees arrived from Asia, and Ligurians soon learnt how to feed their leaves to silkworms to create precious silk fabrics. The luscious, aphrodisiac figs so appreciated by Romans arrived here from the Middle East.
We pick the ripe fruits from our garden and choose for you only the healthiest ingredients: walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, yogurt, milk, cinnamon, carrots, whole grains, spelt flour and our home-produced taggiasca olive oil. We skilfully mix them to create our superb cakes and pies, baking for you every morning in accordance to your tastes and special dietary needs, including food intolerances.
Free from chemical pesticides, the fruits of the semi-wild plants of our garden are made into delicious low-sugar fuit spreads. In fruit spreads, the amount of fruit is higher than in jams or marmalades, and the level of sugar is lower. They are also free from preservatives, which means they arrive fresh on your breakfast table. Ripe fruits, low sugar, a rapid boil: a simple recipe to savour freshly-grown fruit, with no additives. Fruit spread is a gift for the present.
This is what take your time means for us: respect for the rhythms of nature, choosing only seasonal products and baking them daily to serve you freshly-made, tasty breakfast treats. This is the secret and the magic behind our fuit tarts and pies: an invitation to savour the perfection of the present.