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Special meals in Italy and Switzerland

keedm002 | | Jul 3, 2012 07:39 PM


My fiancee and I would like to spend around 23 nights in Italy and Switzerland for our honeymoon in October next year. Our itinerary is roughly as follows:

Montreux - 3 nights (early flight in)
Zermatt - 4 nights
St Moritz - 4 nights
Milan - 3 nights
Venice - 3 nights
Florence - 3 nights
Rome - 3 nights (late flight out)

I am looking for special meal suggestions. I have looked through Chowhound and found a few great restaurants, but what I am really looking for is must-do, unique, extravagant or really special places.

For example, we are hoping to have fondue in an igloo in Zermatt, have a Cichhetti meal in Venice (or do a Cicchetti "pub crawl") and make our way to Modena for Osteria Francescana (if people think it is worth it??).

In February we went to Paris and our two most memorable meals were a)L'Astrance and b) Handmade fresh churros at the markets.

Any special gems you can recommend for the places we are going ?? Budget is no issue as we are on our honeymoon except would have to cap meals (not including wine) at around 100 euro a head as a max (or up to 150 for somewhere very special).

Many thanks in advance!