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Notable eating in 2009- some of my favorite food experiences in Italy

by Simona Piccinelli, Italy specialist

Here is a compilation of the best dishes I tasted last year- a mix of high-end/creative/traditional/affordable/homey/expensive Italian cuisine:

1. Cuttle fish ink tempura style deep fried scallops with zucchini and clam sauce at Madonnina del Pescatore in the beautiful Marche region.

Most memorable dishes in Italy 2009

2. Fritto misto Piedmont style at Il Centro in Piedmont.

Most memorable dishes in Italy 2009

3. Suckling Pig from the Nebrodi mountains with chocolate sauce at Il Duomo in Sicily.

Most memorable dishes in Italy 2009

4. Spiedo alla Bresciana at Osteria del Maestrì in Lombardy.

Most memorable dishes in Italy 2009

5. Fiorentina (t-bone steak) with Tuscan style beans at Trattoria Toscana in Maremma.

Most memorable dishes in Italy 2009

6. Babà with wild strawberries at Torre del Saracino on the Amalfi Coast.

Most memorable dishes in Italy 2009

7. Traditional lasagne with Fassone breed beef at Locanda da Mariella in Emilia Romagna, gourmet heart of Italy.

Most memorable dishes in Italy 2009

8. Porcini mushrooms in grape leaves at Manuelina on the Italian Riviera.

Most memorable dishes in Italy 2009

9. Bread, black pepper and marsala wine risotto at D’O in Lombardy.

Most memorable dishes in Italy 2009

10. Vico tribute: monococco soup with cuttlefish ink, prawns tartare, mozzarella cream and basil at La Dispensa in Franciacorta.

Most memorable dishes in Italy 2009

11. Fish bbq at Taglio della Falce close to Ravenna.

Most memorable dishes in Italy 2009

12. Homemade tortelli di zucca with butter and sage made by my mum ;)

Most memorable dishes in Italy 2009

3 Responses to “12 Memorable Dishes of 2009- Remembering these dishes fondly”

  1. Sharlene T says:

    Wonderful blog. Looking forward to more interesting reviews!

  2. Bonnibella says:

    Can we switch eating lives? Amazing.

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