La Locanda del Notaio
Climbing up the mountain between Lake Lugano and Lake Como in spirals and labyrinths we made it to this little country mansion with a one-star Michelin restaurant. It was possibly the first time I had experienced Italian food attempt to be innovative.
The traditional Piemonte tartare of fassone (a lean, tender bovine breed) was partnered with sugary sweet flavours and a blue macaron filled with a meat pâté. The tartare was good but whilst I appreciate the creativity, I am not in agreement with the sweet-meat trend. However, the next course was truly delicious. Why don’t you get homemade pasta like this outside of Italy? Rich, buttery and topped with shaved black truffle. Mouth-wateringly delicious.
Overall a wonderful experience, well worth its Michelin star.