Gastronomy

Bovio Ristorante, La Morra, Italy, Easter Sunday, 2014

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On Easter Sunday this year, we shared perhaps the most amazing meal we’ve all ever had at Bovio Ristorante in La Morra, Italy. From the astounding views to the incredible wine (list) to the second-to-none food this place had everything anyone would want in an exquisite dining experience. A small glimpse of our five course, four hour lunch follows.

The view at Bovio Ristorante
The view at Bovio Ristorante

 

The Bovio wine list
The Bovio wine list

 

La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo (perhaps the best wine we shared in Piedmont
La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo
(perhaps the best wine we shared in Piedmont
Golden Codfish with cream of peas, chopped olives, capers
Golden Codfish with cream of peas, chopped olives, capers

 

Veal Tartar with Black Truffles and Parmagiano Cheese
Veal Tartar with black truffles and Parmigiano cheese

 

Tart of Asparagus and Raschera cheese fondue
Tart of Asparagus and Raschera cheese fondue
Cà Viola Langhe Nebbiolo (a delicious replacement for the La Spinetta)
Cà Viola Langhe Nebbiolo
(a delicious replacement for the La Spinetta)
Veal, pork, and turkey ravioli with rosemary
Veal, pork, and turkey ravioli with rosemary

 

Risotto with asparagus and morel mushrooms
Risotto with asparagus and morel mushrooms

 

Roasted baby goat from Alta Langa with vegetables
Roasted baby goat from Alta Langa with vegetables

 

Trio of desserts typical of Piedmont
Trio of desserts typical of Piedmont

 

Angelina dressed in her Easter best for lunch at Bovio Ristorante
Angelina dressed in her Easter best for lunch at Bovio Ristorante
Gastronomy

Corner Room, Grand Budapest, Walter’s ~ April 14, 2014

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We enjoyed a delicious hot pepper infused bloody mary at the Corner Room before a 5pm viewing of The Grand Budapest Hotel, which we LOVED, followed by a lovely dinner at Walter’s. Oh how we love happy hour at the Corner Room, and the melt-in-your-mouth beef short ribs served at Walter’s. It is, however, very difficult for each of us to order the same meal due to our passion for food, flavors, and the simple joy in two pieces of art. Rarely craving red meat we opted for the filet mignon with barely a hint of stilton in the perhaps too mildly flavored onion jam as our second entree. It’s always delicious food at Walter’s once you get past the elevator music and the newly constructed architectural eyesore hotel across the street (just look away!). The next time you’re walking the streets of Portland craving short ribs for dinner, I highly recommend giving Walter’s a chance.