Alpe Raclette Restaurant, Valduggia ~ Romancing Italy

Dec 11, 2009

Alpe Raclette Restaurant, Valduggia

The day was bleak and the surrounding forest was bare of its leaves. They now adorned the rolling countryside in a brown and yellow carpet that invites one to frollick and play as children.

Our destination was the Alpe Raclette, a restaurant set deep in the woods. We didn't expect so many cars but there is a reason. The food is excellent.

Even in this out of the way place, A ran into a group he knew and we stood together waiting for the dining room to be opened.

The table was set with bread, different types of dry salami, antipasti and cheese. Instead of a menu, the server brought each dish to our tables for us to choose if we wanted a taste or not. We were so engrossed in conversation that we didn't notice that what seemed to be the 10th plate was still the primi piatti. We had no room for the meat course, which was a shame. At least we had dessert.

As I walked out, I turned to take a photo of the restaurant, something of a sad building, in a rather dull if not depressing setting.

Once again the saying of not judging a book by its cover came to mind. One would never have guessed, without giving them a try that such a well of delicacies and would emerge from their kitchen.

Ristorante Alpe Raclette
Valduggia Loc. Valpiana
Tel: 347/4738664


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