Ristorante La Betulla
I ate at this great little restaurant last weekend and forgot to write about it. By the way, the Slow Food Osteria Guide is a great way to find "hole-in-the-wall" places that usually do not disappoint. (Marco was in town and we always go out to eat when we have friends in town.) As a matter a fact, I only write about 10 percent of the restaurants I DO eat at. Lately I have gotten lazy and often forget to put my little camera in my purse or I begin eating my meal and forget about the photo.
At La Betulla, just 20 minutes outside of Torino, I ate three courses before I remember to take my camera out for dessert.
We had a great meal there. The two tasting menus were priced at 28 and 38 Euros with 4-5 dishes and a dessert of your choice. I was surprised at how reasonably the menu was and the uniqueness of the dishes. For a starter I had three small filets of red snapper grilled with orange zest, then I had a bit of Demetrio's pasta which was ravioli filled with peas and mint, and for my main course I had a great piece of cod on a bed of mashed potatoes. I was saving room for dessert and had a new take on traditional panna cotta, which was delicious. See photo below.
I definitely want to go back again to try the tasting menus after the baby is born, maybe with my mom too. I know she will love the freshness of the seafood.
Chef: Franco Giacomino
Strada Giaveno, 29
(TO) Piemonte, Italy
Tel: +39 011 933 106
Closed on Mondays
All contents copyright 2004-2006.
All rights reserved.