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“Beautiful - not sure about the new gastro concept, though”
Review of Chi-Ghinn

Chi-Ghinn
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Bee
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed May 6, 2018

This is a place I've been coming to for more than 20 years - I remember when it was located a couple of houses further along. The food was always terrific, always slightly more chic than the average local restaurants of the region. The staff is absolutely lovely, the location breathtaking.
Lately they've changed their concept, the current one being fixed 'degustatione' menus of either 4 or 6 courses. While the quality of the food is hands down sublime, many of the dishes feel a bit fussy - i.e. I found many to be more "interesting" than actually "delicious". It's a matter of taste, obviously, but I would have been happier with fewer, but more specific dishes.
Nevertheless - the location, the waiting staff, the hotel room (gorgeous!) ... I will of course return.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Thank Oliver B
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Reviewed July 24, 2017

This is an experience not to be missed. We walked here from our Airbnb, it was 1 mile uphill the whole way and it was completely worth it. On arrival the view is completely breath-taking, the sun sets behind you and your panoramic view of the lake allows you to take in a wealth of colour. There is a choice of a 4 course or 6 course tasting menu, we chose the four, in which you choose one of two primi e secondi piatti, between us then we chose one of each so as to try the whole menu. Not mentioned on the menu is the amazing spread of amuse bouche entrées served with bread and breadsticks. Have a regional Piemonte wine, it just works.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed October 9, 2016

Everything about this small gem is perfect. Superb food and wine, calm and pleasant atmosphere, gorgeous location above Lago Maggiore (with unparalleled views if you can eat outside).

Date of visit: September 2016
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Thank Tony M
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Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

beautiful place, very nice food and good wines. Been her several Times and it was always perfect. A bit hard to find but once you do you will go back. Also nice for a lunch on a Sunny day.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Robert d
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Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant Chi Ghinn is the product of Chef Adolfo Porta's passion for modern Piemonte kitchen. It is on a pedestrian street in Bée (you have to park your car some 200 m away and then walk by medieval streets to get to it). Table service alone is already a small meal of top quality. Foie grass was so delicious I cannot explain. Very atentive and friendly staff.
Chi Ghinn is open only spring to autumn; on a sunny day there's no better place to lunch or dinner than its terrace with Lago Maggiore at your feet.
Chi Ghinn is also a hotel with a few rooms, simply but very honestly appointed. Then breakfast is to die for. Ask for the fritatta.

Date of visit: September 2015
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