The refined “white” cuisine from the region that inspired Manzoni
Lombardy, immersed in its green and lush plains which roll into the marvelous mountains and lakes that inspired "I promessi sposi" (The Betrothed), the eternal work by Manzoni, is today the beating heart of the Italian economy. Lombardy is also a tourist destination as much for its nature as for its...Read More
Lombardy, immersed in its green and lush plains which roll into the marvelous mountains and lakes that inspired "I promessi sposi" (The Betrothed), the eternal work by Manzoni, is today the beating heart of the Italian economy. Lombardy is also a tourist destination as much for its nature as for its artistic and cultural beauty. The region that witnessed the flourishing of the Milanese metropolis offers us a very varied cuisine. Dominated multiple times over the centuries, the influence of other cultures has enriched the Lombardy table, giving rise to variations in preparation of the typical dishes, such as using butter instead of oil; rice instead of pasta and polenta, and occasionally instead of even bread. In fact, the region’s expansive green plains and beautiful succession of bodies of water are the perfect terrain for rice fields. The regional cuisine has elevated this precious ingredient, creating magnificent risotto recipes, a dish that requires patience and time due to the need to cook it slowly, but the resulting incredible delicacy make it worthwhile. Then there is polenta, a local dish served with savory sauces; however, with no tomato, upholding the Milanese and Lombard tradition of Italy’s “white cuisine”.
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Definitively "a must go" place
We were very nicely welcomed by Emanuela and her sister, and a glass of proseco before dinner. All the dishes were excellent ! With nice explaintions and discussion at the same time. We really and a good time and it was the occasion to meet very friendly hosts. Definitively "a must go" place
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What a wonderful meal Chiara prepared and shared with us during our visit to her home. We had heard about the Le Cesarine program shortly before our trip to Italy (and how fortunate we were). [...] Particularly, if Florence is on your itinerary, we recommend an evening with our wonderful host, Chiara! Thank you Chiara and Le Cesarine!
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