Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Stube Hermitage, Madonna di Campiglio, TN March 7, 2014

On our last night of vacation we decided to splurge yet again, on another wonderful dinner in Madonna di Campiglio.  I did a little research and found the Bio Hotel Hermitage. 
I noticed that it wasn’t that close to our hotel though.  When I called to make the reservation I asked if they had a shuttle service?  The gracious receptionist asked where we were staying and then she said that they could pick us up, and after they would call us a taxi to go home.  Great solution!
The shuttle service picked us up punctually at 8:15 and after a 7 minute or so drive up the hill we arrived to the Hermitage.  We were warmly greeted by the hostess, Signoria Maffei, I believe, our coats were taken and then she suggested that we have an aperitivo in the lounge/bar.  We of course accepted the suggestion, and were told to sit wherever we wanted.  There was a musician playing lite electric piano bar music and the atmosphere was warm & cozy.

That evening there was a special promotional event sponsored by the Trentino Sparkling Wine Makers Union, so the nice glass of bubbly was on the house. 
After 10 minutes or so a gentleman Signore Maffei, I believe, dressed in typical Trentino mountain costume came to our table and said we are ready whenever you are.  It was so nice.
We walked passed this beautiful decorated Christmas tree on the wall that Signoria Maffei created. 
As I was taking a photo of it she said I just can’t take it down yet. 
The main Hotel dining room was very active, but we were guided into the Stube.
Stube, after everyone but us left

this was the Trentino Sparkling wine,
but with dinner we drank a
St. Valentin Chardonnay

My Scampo di Porto Santo Spirito, and yes it tasted as good as it looks!
detail of the perfectly stacked filetto
cheese condiments
Warm light, cozy setting and the attention to detail was impeccable. 
cozy atmosphere
I was handed the ladies menu with no prices of which everything sounded wonderful. 
unique place setting, minimal elegance,
where the silverware was brought according
to what you ordered
a complimentary appetizer with truffles 
ice bucket
Graziano's Tartare di Tonno Rosso della Sicilia
Graziano's Spaghetti monograo di Felicetti
My Filetto di Rombo selvatico 
Graziano had the local cheese
for desert
My mixed sorbet desert, just beautiful
Even though there was venison on the menu I resisted and went for the fish.  The photo’s will explain the rest.
bread & local butter                                     

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