Red fruits, cantaloupe melon & sorbet made from oranges from the garden
A lovely lunch last week at recently opened @ristorante_casabuono just a short drive up the Roia valley from Ventimiglia in the Trucco region of Italy. I have @steveplotnicki to thank (again) for nudging me in this direction.
It’s a tiny place really with just a few tables in front of the open kitchen where husband and wife team Antonio Buono cooking and Valentina taking care of the guests.
An A La Carte menu of just 5 dishes that changes daily depending on what’s good at the market that morning is proposed, but the sensible way to go is to spend €40 and have every dish in a slightly smaller portion.
With that and a bottle of wine you will escape for well under €100 for homely but expertly cooked market cuisine that draws on the Ligurian terroir and the chefs cultural background.
Both Antonio and Valentina were part of the team at W50B No 1 restaurant @restaurantmirazur when they achieved their third star and it shows in the precision of the cooking and the friendly professionalism of the service.
Speaking of friendly service, having crossed the border from Uber-everywhere France to Uber-less Italy, they were unable to raise a taxi for me so took no hesitation in giving me a ride back to the station with the chef.
Really a must visit if you are in the area.
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