Luigi is the owner and host of this wonderful tasty oasis for foodies, Osteria del Bosco.
Owner & Sommelier Luigi
I’ve been 4 times now in the past year and it just keeps getting better.
Inside you will find a kind of old school simply furnished restaurant, while outside is a classic patio.
view from parking lot of Osteria
Fabrizio the chef says that he is lucky because Luigi allows him to use some very high quality ingredients, which make all the difference in the world. So true. In every bit you can taste that difference, and also see it on the beautifully prepared plates.
This was a really nice little
surprise that Fabrizio
prepared for us in the kitchen.
It was a sample of his innovative
new vegan burger,
served as an antipasto
Luigi is also a sommelier and totally into wine. I have to say that he is a little challenging to please though. On a recent visit to Vinosofia I couldn’t find the right wine for him, but his friends all confirmed that he has taste buds all his own. These are some of the most interesting moments of being a sommelier/enotecaria. When having guests like Luigi, that know what they like, which is not the usual or easy to please, I just hope Graziano will be at Vinosofia the next time he comes!
we started the evening off with a nice
this was so colorful and delicious
California girls love these kind of plates
Carpaccio di salmon with apricots,
peaches and almonds
Some of these photo’s are from a great dinner we enjoyed for Graziano’s birthday in July.
I adore Barbaresco,
Fois Gras detail
When we selected the wine Luigi wasn’t quite convinced that it was ready yet. So he called Graziano into the cellar and had him hand pick an older vintage, and it was perfect.
fantastic Fois Gras
A couple others photo’s were from January & May.
look at that color!
Enjoy and no drooling please.
mis en place, inside from May 2014
Graziano and his digestivo
from the vintage in which he was born!
a little olive oil tasting on homemade bread
a little complimentary salumi taste,
from January 2014
nice Pinot Noir from our dinner
in May 2014
front door of the Osteria
Franciacorta, homemade bread
and a classic menu
salad from May 2014
from May 2014