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.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.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.
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|
Warm light, cozy setting and the attention to detail was impeccable.
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|
|Graziano's Tartare di Tonno Rosso della Sicilia|
|Graziano's Spaghetti monograo di Felicetti|
|My Filetto di Rombo selvatico|
|Graziano had the local cheese |
|My mixed sorbet desert, just beautiful|
|bread & local butter|