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A Foodie's trip to Emilia Romana

dog21 | Apr 29, 201209:49 AM

Thanks to so many on Chowhound for helping us with our restaurant choices during the last few weeks. Here's a rundown on where we went:
1. Milan -- a. --Trussardi Alla Scala - 2 * - expensive but and incredible experience - had the menu degustione and was in our top two meals -- super meal
b. also Sempione 42 - recommended by a friend(obviously) on chowhound but a regrettable choice.only open for 6 weeks, not many wines and food OK but not special. nice folks who had just moved from New England to start this restaurant.
2. Parma - PariZZi - good meal but not great -- celebrity chef who flys to Rome every week to film
3. near Cremaon and Mantove-- Dal Pescatore -- 3* --- a religious experience -- wonderful, wonderful meal -- best of trip. Great food, wine, servers, etc. Considered one of the top 25 in the world by many
4.Modena - Osteria Francescana -- highly rated 3 star -- good but in our opinion, not worth the incredible expense. Only 7 tables and more tradtional cooking
5. Ravenna -- meal recommended by our hotel and a disaster -- bad food and took 3 bottles of wine to fine one that was OK
6. Ferrara -- great meal at Don Giovanni. creative cooking, special wines, reasonable prices (sorta) -- a must for anyone spending the night here. Very enjoyeable
7. Lake Garda -- Villa Fiordalismo in Gardonbe Riviera -- we had the full blown everything meal - a ton of courses and exceptional, creative cooking-- the best in town -- a must for anyone in town
8. Verona - Il Desco - 2* - wonderful evening with off the wall cooking, w service and wines. expensive but work every penny. Many consider this the best meal in Verona
2nd night -- Osteria La Fontanina -- a more tradtional meal but still great -- less than 10 tables -- one of the most romantic venues we've ever been to. perfect evening to celebrate with your significant other
to be continued

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