Monday, June 20, 2011

The Restaurant Review: Vino e Cucina

  The best tuna I ever had was only a couple of night ago in Chiavari (Liguria) at a place called Vino e Cucina.
Chiavari is one of a string of seaside riveria towns that dot the coast line stretching from Portofino down to Cinque Terra. With the sea at your front door, it's pretty hard to not get a wonderful fish dish anywhere in this area but this place, this place has the best tuna dish.

Here was the menu we had.

Appetizers: Carne Cruda with Shrimp and Vegetable Medley
First Plate: Gnocchi with Zucchini and Langostini
Second Plate: Tuna Encrusted in Sesame Seeds and a Finocchio and Mandarin Salad
Dessert: Puff Pastry with Fig Jam and Cream
Everything was delicious, the service was typically slow and our wine selection was out but the manager recommended a nice substitute. I recommend the tuna! The restaurant itself is quite small so a reservation is reccommended.
Vino e Cucina
Via Bighetti 107, Chiavari


LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Tuna and sesame seeds sounds delicious.

medley said...

thanks for the post guys..