Le Cesarine


  • 'Tastasàl' meatloaf with polenta and wild leafy vegetables, on a bed of cheese fondue
  • Arcole asparagus risotto with aged Monte Veronese cheese
  • Rabbit in Tècia
  • Potona di reciòto with biscuits

Refined selection of local wines


Aristide’s taste Experience is opened by a delicate and intriguing starter. In fact, he serves a 'tastasàl' meatloaf with polenta and wild leafy vegetables, on a bed of cheese fondue. This is a much-loved dish that he can also adjust to be suitable for vegetarians.

Next, a risotto with asparagus from Arcole (a small town not far from Soave) or, alternatively, with radicchio from Verona. In both cases, Aristide infuses his dish with a hint of Monte Veronese, a typical local cheese known for its sweet taste. As a second course, our Cesarino serves rabbit 'in Tecia': the meat, together with potatoes, peppers and rosemary, is cooked on a low temperature. This recipe has been in his family for generations.

We end on a sweet note with Potòna di Reciòto, a dessert prepared using Soave’s traditional 'passito', a straw wine. Aristide serves this alongside a plate of delicious biscuits also made with Reciòto.


  • Participate in meal preparation

  • Wheelchair-accessible

  • Vegetarian option

Soave is a small town at the feet of the Lessini mountains, halfway between Verona and Vicenza. It is a small village with a great history of over a thousand years, as shown by the town walls which surround its centre and the precious Scaligero castle, which offers an enchanted view of lake Garda and the Po valley.

Aristide welcomes us to his beautiful home not far from the centre. Cooking is a real passion for him, one developed as a young man. In fact, his love for cooking blossomed during his military service, when he guarded the barracks and had to cook for all his comrades. “On those occasions - he tells us - our Commander himself would come down from his lodgings upstairs and he would bring food back to his whole family”. Aristide still expresses this passion today, through his recipes, which embody the rich and tasty gastronomic tradition of the Veronese table.

The secret of the Cesarina
Cutlery and utensils are important in the kitchen. I have a real passion for forks and knives, and I collect them.

Cesarine at home

This Cesarina is also available to organize a taste Experience at your accomodation

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