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Riccardo Camanini: where to eat and food shop in Lake Garda
Riccardo Camanini has won many plaudits and fans for his unique interpretation of Italian food at Lido 84 on Lake Garda, Italy, creating a cuisine that is at once contemporary and original, whilst also deeply respectful of his country’s culinary traditions.
Camanini will also be a juror at the forthcoming S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition 2022-23 Grand Finale, where he will help to crown the best young chef in the world.
Here’s his guide to where to eat and food shop on Lake Garda, including producers to visit, an indispensable resource for your next trip to this beautiful part of Northern Italy – plus one or two tips for a little further afield.
Courtesy of Osteria dell'Orologio
“The place to eat typical and tasteful cuisine with good wine.”
Osteria della Villetta
“For the quality of the ingredients and the pleasure of receiving the care of Maurizio and Grazia, true hosts with hospitality in their blood.”
“For fresh filled pasta of a truly rare goodness.”
La Capanna di Eraclio
Courtesy of La Capanna di Eraclito
“Po river specialities and a family atmosphere, simple but with some beautiful classy touches.”
Limonaia la Malora
“A reference point for citrus fruits on Lake Garda. A place of indescribable beauty and aroma.”
Frutto del Garda
“Another beautiful place for citrus fruits on Lake Garda.”
Orti del Monte
“To get some real, beautiful but above all delicious vegetables. Where the owner knows how to listen to the needs of the plant and get the best out of it.”
Graziano Perugini (producer)
“For wild herbs, mushrooms, spirits and aromatic waters. Always inspiring.”
Germano Eggiolini (producer)
“For the Tombea, a cheese that is often forgotten but is of great quality, especially when processed by expert hands.”