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Gia-Gina Across the Pond

So I've decided to follow my husband to his native Italy. Follow our adventures as we eat, drink, travel, adapt to and explore this remarkable country. Part food blog, part photo blog but mostly my rants and raves. After our two years in Italy, we relocated across the Atlantic "pond" and are back in the States.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

La Credenza-San Maurizio Canavese(TO)

With my mom here, we have been eating out a lot. Most of the time I’m too busy examining the dish in front of me to remember to take out my camera and document what I am about to eat, today however, I remembered.

We found La Credenza by looking in the Gambero Rosso restaurant guide. This restaurant is only a few minutes from the Torino Airport. It was a quick and easy drive from our home near the center of Torino. This small establishment seats approximately 30 to 50 people (at the most). The restaurant was spacious with oversized tables and enough room for even our SUV stroller. We never once had to ask for water refills or for wine to be poured. The staff was experienced in the service was impeccable. The chef/owner was very personable as he came out to talk to each one of the tables. He seemed very passionate and was very enthusiastic as he described his inspiration and motivation in creating each dish.

All three of us sampled the tasting menu that featured to 11 dishes for €55. All of the dishes were creative, delicious and a very good value for money. We were served: scallops, veal tartar w/ lobster and fois gras, shrimp, two types of pasta, risotto, filet and quail just to name a few. They had a decent wine list (according to Demetrio, since I did not get a chance to look at it) and an ample cheese tray. We cannot wait to go back with our friends in tow.

Very exquisite shrimp on puree of potato infused with basil.

Slice of quail stuffed with apples and potato, slow cooked under oil for 4 hours on caramalized apples.

Tartar of veal with lobster and fois gras.

Fillet of veal filled with sausage and served with a sauce made from chocolate.

La Credenza
Via Cavour, 22 - 10077 San Maurizio Canavese
Tel e fax: 011 9278014 - Email: credenza@tin.it
Chiuso martedì e mercoledì

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At 1:31 AM, Anonymous Judith in Umbria said...

Lovely, Gia! Buon compleanno alla mamma! I wish I could meet her, she seems so approachable.


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