I know this place since many years….although it’s been a long while since I had dinner here.
Coming back I was not surprised to find the same atmosphere and not only legendary Mr. Franco but also his sons ( Giacomo and Marco) and the legendary waiter Enrico.
Arriving to this place in the outskirts of Bologna you already get a warm feeling of the country house in the middle of the camps that attracts you by its lights. Those lights are different in winter and summer but have always the same power of making you think about special moments and some kind of Christmas feeling.
Big and comfortable parking, once you get in the initial impression of warmth gets stronger by the welcome they reserve you.
After deciding on the menu you are offered a small entrée which changes every week but is always original and tasty. The plates offer meat and fish and also typical dishes from Bologna, for a starter don’t miss the mortadella mousse.
We had fish ……starting with stuffed squid with potatoes and porcini mushrooms accompanied with lemon and rice milk sauce.
For first course we had torchio spaghetti pasta (made into a shape that appears similar to the base of a torch) with squid, shrimps, broccoli, lemon zest and bottarga (dense cured fish roe made from tuna, gray mullet or swordfish) and yellow lasagna with smoked salmon and nutmeg - coconut milk sauce. Both dishes were not only original but delicious!
All this accompanied by a wine I never had before, Sauvignon Blanc Primosic, great discovery!
You can’t miss the dessert in a place like this and the conclusion held up the first impressions : rice cake with crunchy biscuit and vanilla cream.
Congratulations to Franco for his long experience and passion, congratulations to his two sons : Giacomo chef who creates these great plates, Marco maître who maintains the magic atmosphere of this place and, last but not least, Enrico a waiter who faithfully serves and makes clients feel good since many many years. Bravi!
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