Among the experiences that will leave intensely gratifying memories of a stay on Lake Como is the savoring of the traditional dishes of Como cuisine, with its somewhat archaic and closely guarded secrets. It is to be enjoyed with the excellent wines which, like the glisteningly rich oils, are products of the incredibly fertile Italian earth.
Como’s gourmet delights reflect the unique nature of its land, a magical meeting of lake, plain and mountain.
Fish is naturally the first ingredient that comes to mind and this is superbly prepared by local chefs, masters of their profession, who are passionate about raw materials. These dishes are raised to epicurean levels if accompanied by the fine wines from the Valtellina valleys. Do not miss the marvelous risottos, pâtés, the local “carpione,” an appetising dish for lovers of pickles or the world famous “missoltini” which will take you on a unique journey of discovery as you experience new flavors and unforgettable taste sensations.
The rich local polenta, a genuinely natural taste to be enjoyed with snails, noble porcini mushrooms or cheese, from Semuda to the aromatic Quartirolo Lombardo, is greatly appreciated by discerning palates and the salamis and cold meats from Brianza, certified by the coveted DOP mark, are sought after and enjoyed by all lovers of fine food.
Lake Como, a land of a thousand flavors and intense perfumes, where you cannot help but admire the ever-changing menus and gourmet delights.