After having trained at Leith's School of Food & Wine starting at 17, Sophie spent three years working in different kitchens in Tel Aviv. At the age of 21, she became chef of her first kitchen in Amsterdam and also founded her own catering company. At 23, she became the chef for the second time and at 25, she finally started her own restaurant. After spending almost 10 years in the restaurant business, now three years ago, she decided, together with her husband, to branch out and start an organic farm. She is now the proud owner of Indacofoods Organic Farm and president of La Bibioteca.
Filipe is a professional chef turned farmer. He is passionate about showing other people how to grow and cook their own food. After having started a successful restaurant in the Netherlands with Sophie, they sold it and moved to Italy and started their own organic farm, founding the culinary and farm association La Bibioteca. He loves showing other people the joys of farm life and to pass on essential cooking and preserving techniques that everyone can use at home.
Anna Rita C.
Great Lebanese lunch with many exquisite flavours. A wonderful variety of taistful food, the classic tabule, tahini, falafel and kibbeh. The atmosphere is homley but well presented. The helpers polite and charming a great find. We will go back
a traveler California, USA
We had a wonderful dinner made with ingredients all sourced from the owners farm. The setting was magical and the service was great. The soups were delicious. We loved the bread that they made on property. Everything was prepared with so much love and effort, and we really appreciated the meal. Only reason we didn't give it 5 stars was because the owner's cat was very aggressive and continually climbed up on the table during our dinner.
a traveler UK
Had the great fortune to be staying with friends who suggested that we do the sourdough breadmaking course at La Bibioteca. We were taught by Sophie and her model sister to prepare and make delicious loaves, which we got to take home with us. We were also served a 3 course-meal at lunch, with a very generous serving of wine and mineral water. All 3 courses were superb, and the dessert was to die for. We were given a guided tour of their organic farm, and had the most amazing experience to see a new litter of piglets literally 30 minutes old. The care, the attention, the experience, the freshness of the food, which you can literally see growing and living before you, and the sheer warmth of welcome from everyone here made us all want to come back for dinner. You eat on a terrace overlooking the farm, in a picture-postcard location, or indoors in an attractive restaurant building.
I very rarely give 5 star reviews and I'd give this place 6 stars if I could. Visit their website, see what they do and book and go. It's outstanding value for money if you're used to Western European city prices.
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