The only problem with going to Burano is that you eventually have to leave. Sad every time! But perhaps not forever: someday Sassi Italy Tours World HQ is going to be here, I suspect!
One of our favorites (if not *the* favorite) from the recent Piemonte exploration has finally made its way to Sovereignty Wines‘ shelves thanks to our persistent pestering of their distributor. Well worth the wait!
This beauty pairs nicely with anything savory, spicy meats, cheeses, and hearty soups. Pester your local wine shop for it too, as it’ll be time well spent. A perfect exploration of Piemonte in a glass, and an approachable one–only $14 or so, and way less fussy than its aging-required pricey Barolo cousin. Barolo is the wine the Piemontese sell to make a living, but nebbiolo and dolcetto are what they drink themselves. You’ll see why!
Great food in the Veneto and Lombardy isn’t just found in the big cities like Venice and Milan–this little out of the way trattoria offered up an incredible lunchtime delight. When it practically swims from the lake to your plate, the best of Garda is hard to not enjoy. Fresh and perfectly prepared.
Thanks to Lucia for helping us share our message about what’s special about Piemonte!
We stopped for lunch in Sirmione and had an elegant meal with fine Lugana selections to quaff with our seafood dishes. For me it was the local whitefish grilled with olive oil after this opener, a creamy tomato broth with pike ravioli. Delicious.
There’s so much more diversity in Italian food than people realize–it’s not all ragu dishes and pizza! Especially in the Veneto and Lake Region. Come check it out!