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Garantito IGP: The Maremma of the 70s, and Tortelli worth a Journey

Stefano takes us on a trip back to his childhood, to enjoy tortelli Maremmani (and more) the way they used to be prepared, but no longer. Except at Case Migliorini, near Campagnatico. Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Il Presidio a Portomaggiore – We’ll Hear More Of Them

Carlo Macchi gets dragged to the flatlands of Ferrara to try a restaurant opened by a friend of a friend — a common and often cringe-inducing fate for restaurant critics — and comes away much, much happier than he expected to. Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Up there, a great “Belvedere,” and More

Giancarlo Montaldo introduces us to the Ristorante Belvedere in Montà (Piemonte, not far from Alba). Fine, fine cooking and a superb wine list! Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Violetta’s Shaft of Sunlight in Calamandrana

This time Carlo Macchi takes the stand. It was November, and it was raining. Usually in the Astigiano November is DOC, and if it’s raining it’s DOCG. It was a DOCG Riserva type day, and together with the rest of … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: A Bolt from the Blue Between Bologna and Ferrara, The Trattoria Tubino

Just to say things as they are, the location of this restaurant isn’t the best; if you don’t already know of it you’re not likely to stumble upon it. For me it was a pleasant discovery; I was returning from … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: The Antica Torre a Barbaresco, Absolute Certainty

This time Carlo Macchi takes the stand: Every time I feel like Buridan’s Ass: I enter Barbaresco, drive to Piazza della Torre (the one with the once beautiful tower that is now flanked by a plexiglass monstrosity), park, and… find … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: “Enotria” in Florence. Or, the Rebirth of the Neighborhood Restaurant

This time Stefano Tesi takes the stand. This article hues closely to the IGP credo, what was explained to me when I was invited to join the group: Write about things you like. Period. And I do so. Literally, because … Continue reading

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