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Dinner at Corte di Casale

Dinner at Corte di Casale

Dinner at

Corte di Casale

Vicenza

A Wednesday of August I went for dinner at Corte di Casale.

The Corte di Casale isn’t a restaurant, open every day for lunch or dinner; it’s an old villa usually booked for events, company dinners, weddings. Sometimes they organize a “tasting” dinner, where engaged couples or anyone interested can taste their dishes.

One of the best cuisines of the area, in my modest opinion.

The location

An old residence of the 1800s, with some rustic antiques, a big green area and a lot of nature around.

The details

Smoked mozzarella and taralli.

Starters

Prosciutto and melon.

Sopressa and figs. Love figs on the table!!

First courses

Risotto with Barolo wine, Belfiore apples, crunchy speck.

I’ve never had a better risotto in my life. 

 

“Bundle” with artichokes and king prawns, on a bed of valerian. 

Second courses

Sliced calf with berries and seasonal vegetables.

At this point I was quite full, but it was so good that I asked for a second portion (just one slice).

Great quality wine as always.

Dessert

Mojito sorbet and sponge cake with creams.

Follow their facebook page for updates on their next tasting dinner 🙂

It’s Going to be Awesome!

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Laita

Laita

Bruschetta at

Laita

La contrada del gusto

I was recently at the Laita, la contrada del gusto, for dinner; one of the collest places in my area, the “Valle del Chiampo”.

It’s an old contrada renovated and converted into an elegant restaurant, a bruschetteria and gelateria.

I took so many pictures that night that I decided to make a blog post out of it.

 

The location

These old stone houses are one of our richest heritage. 

Surrounded by the nature of the Alta Valle del Chiampo.

With style.

Grandparents’ bed.

Aperitivo wigh fried gnocco and pancetta.

Sambuca syrup, durello wine and lemon. 

The Food

Bruschetta with Burlino caciotta, smoked trout in cubes, saor, apple, fresh baby spinach.

Bread: wholegrain ciabatta with rye flour. 

Coppa gelato (you would have enough for dinner just with this one).

Laita’s has recently been voted 7th best Italian icecream parlour.

Gelato at Laita’s deserves its own space because it’s a unique experience.

Particularly the affogato.

and when night comes…

It’s the attention to details that makes this place so special, from the ingredients of the dishes to the smallest flower on display.

definitely recommended…

It’s Going to be Perfect!

come with me!

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