Lake Garda Gourmet

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Lake Garda

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  • Local fish

    Local dishes often feature lake fish and possibly it is on Lake Garda that the lake fish has reached its finest expression, often neglected on other lakes. This may well be due to the great variety of fish populating the lake: whitefish, perch, sardine, tench, eel, trout, pike and the rare “salmo carpio” a salmon-like fish which is only to be found in Lake Garda’s waters. Thanks to the superb raw materials, which once went to make up the poorer Veneto dishes, the cuisine of fine local chefs have made it into delicate specialties that are not only extremley tasty but also healthy too as they use simple methods of cooking and use top quality oil and herbs from the lands around the lake.

    Olive Oil

    A typical product of Lake Garda is the olive oil "extra vergine D.O.P.", a fruity oil, light and delicate, that perfectly accompanies every Mediterranean dish. The oil is produced in the whole territory, as the mild climate with a relative absence of sudden changes of temperature does particularly fit for olive groves cultivation.

    Don't miss

    Tasting Olve Oil. The Comincioli Family in Puegnago del Garda has been harvesting olives for nearly 500 years and produces some of Italy's best olive olis.  The cellars and olive mill are open to the public and can be visited from Monday to Saturday from 9.30 to 12.00 and from 14.30 to 19.00. Booking is required.

    Wine

    The hills surrounding Lake Garda are covered with many wide vineyards, where worldwide famous wines are produced. The most known are the Bardolino Chiaretto "D.O.C. Classico", a light red wine which is perfect to accompany any kind of dish, the Valpollicella, the Amarone, the Nosiola, the Bianco di Custoza, the Lugana, the Garda, the Vino Santo Trentino. We recommend visiting the Museo del Vino di Bardolino and its picturesque vineyards.

    Le Limonaie

    Secondo la tradizione gli agrumi furono introdotti sul Garda nel sec. XIV ad opera dei frati francescani. Il Garda, con i suoi 46° di latitudine nord, rappresenta la zona più settentrionale al mondo in cui si coltivavano gli agrumi a scopo commerciale, ciò è possibile non solo grazie al clima mediterraneo di queste zone, ma anche al duro lavoro di copertura per preservare le piante dalle rigidità invernali. 

    A Limone sul Garda le limonaie visitabili sono 3, la limonaia del Tesol, quella di Villa Borghi (all’inizio del paese) e la famosa Limonaia “del Castel”. Tra Campione e Gargnano direttamente sulla Gardesana, si trova la “Limonaia Prà de la Fam” recentemente restaurata grazie all’intervento della Comunità Montana dell’Alto Garda. Gargnano è il paese con la tradizione più antica in fatto di limonaie e ne conta parecchie. Quelle visitabili sono la Limonaia Trevisani e Gandossi, recentemente anche La Malora, con visita guidata. A Gardone Riviera c’è una limonaia addossata alla Chiesa di San Nicolò, mentre nel paese di Toscolano si trova una limonaia recentemente restaurata dal Comune.

  • Top Tips
    • Carpione del Lago di Garda
    • Coregone
    • Fried Alborelle with onions and polenta
    • Olive Oil
    • Lemons of Lake Garda
  • Quick facts

    Lake Garda is the ideal place for gourmets and wine lovers. The area is divided in three regions: Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino, which influence the culinary tradition with their landscapes characteristics and their cultural uniqueness.

    • Villa Feltrinelli a Gargnano (BS) 2 Stelle Michelin Chef Stefano Baiocco
    • Casa Perbellini 2 Stelle Michelin Isola Rizza (VR) - Chef Giancarlo Perbellini 
    • Oseleta, Villa Cordevigo a Cavaion Veronese, 1 stella Michelin - Chef Giuseppe D’Aquino
    • Vecchia Malcesine a Malcesine (VR) 1 Stella Michelin Chef Leandro Luppi
    • La Casa degli Spiriti a Costermano (VR) 1 Stella Michelin Chef Cappuccio
    • Osteria La Fontanina (VR)
    • Il Desco – Verona Chef Elia Rizzo e il figlio Matteo
    • La Rucola - Sirmione  1 Stella Michelin chef Gionata Bignotti
    • Esplanade - Desenzano del Garda chef Massimo Fezzardi
    • Capriccio - Manerba del Garda 1 Stella Michelin chef Giuliana Germiniasi
    • La Tortuga - Gargnano 1 Stella Michelin chef Maria Filippini
    • Lido 84 - Gardone Riviera 1 Stella Michelin Chef Riccardo Camanini 
    • La Cantina del Baffo Limone sul Garda Chef Isidoro Consolini

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