Talk about a find – La Botte Trattoria in Stresa, Italy, was just the place to sink our teeth into a local, perfectly prepared dinner after our long flight the previous night. And what a rewarding experience – come on in the front door for dinner and drinks with us…
With a kitchen crew that was delighted to cook local treasures, we returned the favor by ordering way too much to sample, and then eating every last bite. What a team they are!
Lucky for us, we arrived a little early, since soon the place (which is not overly large) was packed – with a waiting list.
Starting with an appetizer – Oh, sorry…make that TWO – of Spiedino de scamorza, speck e mele alla griglia, and Frittura di alborelle, our plan was to make an early evening of our adventure.
With just a few bites, we knew our taste buds could not be towed away from our little table, tucked into the corner with a view directly into the kitchen.
“Might as well order dinner and a nice bottle of wine”, we thought….Bring on the menu!
For me, this gorgeous plate of Pappardelle con funghi porcini alla zafferano.
Hubby could not resist the Filettini di cinghiale con creme al pepe rose e whiskey (yep, that’s right: whiskey!)
Some spinaci to share. How pretty and green! (Maybe we need a larger table for two.)
Oh, yes…did someone mention wine? Here you go – Vespolina C’ De’ Santi. Perfectly balanced. From the Colline Navaresi.
What meal is not complete without at least coffee or some espresso? Tucked into yet another corner was this treasure trove.
Time to say Buona Notte and
waddle take a lovely stroll back to the hotel to rest up for tomorrow’s adventures!