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Summer is in full swing in Italy, and as a result of Alajmo kitchen pantries are packed with ripe and colorful ingredients.


In celebration of all the earthly delights that continue to arrive at Alajmo doorstep, Max has created new menus for all six of the Alajmo family restaurants and bistros.

At Le Calandre, start your meal with a cold melon soup with lobster crudo and green celery sorbet, followed by olive oil-based risotto with fresh watermelon, mullet bottarga, Tropea onions, bergamot and pistachio.

Next door at Il Calandrino, you will find eggplant ravioli served with a mix of Mediterranean delicacies, like datterini tomatoes, basil pesto, black olives and anchovies. And be sure to save room for a pistachio semifreddo with peach sauce and raspberry puree.

Across town at La Montecchia, the summer menu features mouth-watering dishes like beef carpaccio with hemp seed sauce, lime and chili pepper and bigoli with squab and mushroom sauce.

For a causal lunch on-the-go or a relaxing dinner al fresco, head to abc Montecchia where you will find a wide selection of pizzas and bruschette, as well as Italian summertime classics like eggplant parmesan and vitello tonnato (veal in tuna sauce).

If you find yourself in Venice don’t miss Ristorante Quadri this summer.  Treat yourself to an extra virgin vegetable garden made with sun-soaked summer produce, followed by Venetian-style fried fish with Quadri sauce. And for dessert, choose between Per-Bellini, peach and prosecco sorbet with apple and peach meringue, or gin tonic fruit salad with pineapple mousse.

And for a quick lunch or dinner, stop by abc Quadri for acold tomato soup with crispy vegetables or club sandwichwith light curry mayonnaise.



Goose for St.Martin at Alajmo “La Montecchia”

La Montecchia restaturant in Italy in the province of Padua, preapares an idyllic menu on occasion of St.martin’s day.

With one Michelin star since 2009, restaurant “La Montecchia” is considered almost one of the best restaurants in the Veneto region, featuring traditional regional dishes, reinterpreted and lightened by Max Alajmo, as well as great wines from the surrounding area.
“Chi no magna l’oca a San Martin nol fa el beco de un quatrin!” is a famous venetian proverb that suggest, goose should be eaten on St. Martin’s day in hope of prosperity in the months to come.
A goose-based tasting menu will be served at both lunch and dinner, to celebrate the good fortune at La Montecchia.
Lets a have a look at the menu for goose’s lovers:

Passed canapes (only before dinner)

Cappuccino of duck and tomato ragù
Fried polenta with radicchio and goose
Chicken liver tartlet
Treviso Radicchio with balsamic vinegar and star anise
Fried apples with cinnamon

Millesimato 2006 Fattoria Monte Fasolo
Friulano Spumante 2008 Il Dominio di Bagnoli

At the table

Hot polenta cream with foie gras gelato and mushrooms
Acinidoro 2010 La Montecchia
Goose ragù and mandarin lasagnetta

Merlot riserva 2007 Salvan
“Clever” goose braised with chestnuts and endive
Il Serro 2008 Il Mottolo
Pomegranate and Alchermes sorbet
Alma Mater crème brûlée
Fior d’Arancio passito 2007 Zanovello

›Restaurant “La Montecchia” , Selvazzano dentro (Pd) Italy http://www.alajmo.it.

Henry Borzi