The enogastronomc tradizion of Lucca, as the rest of the Tuscan cuisine, is based on simple but tasty dishes and based on ancient traditions. Element widely used is spelt, expecially in the soups. Very good are “tordelli” with meat sauce and the “matuffi”, layers of polenta rather soft alternating meat sauce and mushrooms. Other local specialties are “rosticciana” of pork, pork with chestnut polenta, lamb with olives, thrushes on a spit, trout of Serchio spit, in addiction to the rabbit stew and the cod roasted on the grill and served with chickpeas. For dessert we recommend the “buccellato”, sweet typical donut-shaped, chestnut cake (a cake made with chestnut flour) and bread with anise. Local wines are the Montecarlo white and red and the Colline Lucchesi; Biadina is the classic liqueur Lucca.