Pizza and pasta are the definitions of Italian authentic cuisine. But, there are lots of other things to taste in Italy. Those awesome dishes may not get the popularity like these two, but once you taste them, your taste buds will fall in love with such dishes. Moreover, if you visit the different regions of Italy, they prepare certain authentic dishes which may not be available outside. So, if you plan for Lake Como vacation, you should taste the traditional preparation of the place.
The popular Lake Como cuisine includes dishes like wild boar, Lake Shad, tripe, etc. There are luxurious restaurants where you can get awesome service and lip-smacking delicacies. But, the street joints and cafes are also not ignorable. Certain dishes you can find there are really outstanding. After a long time, if you forget certain things of Lake Como, it is the cuisines that won’t fade out of your mind. Lake Como is mesmerizing in its natural beauty can be enjoyed the most while you have a delicious local cuisine. If you are planning a trip, here are certain dishes that you shouldn’t miss in Lake Como.
- Risotto con Filetti di Pesce Persico
The name is really difficult, but once you get the dish, all your irritation will vanish. Actually, this is one of the healthiest dishes of Lake Como which is tasty too. Made of Lake Como perch, this gives you an awesome taste. Often, it is served with butternut, pasta dough, parmesan cheese, sage and to enhance the taste, a hint of wine. This protein-rich dish is low in fat and full of protein and Omega-3 fatty acid. While you are roaming around the city, such a healthy dish will boost up your energy.
- Brasato di Cinghiale Selvatico
Lake Como is heaven for the hikers as the trails around the wooden hills make them exploring new things. If you find wild boar in your path, think of making it your dinner. Actually, this dish is made of roasted wild boar, served with stew or as braised. But, this is a seasonal cuisine of Lake Como. As they are available in autumn, you can taste the authentic dish during that time of the year. Now, the best time to visit Lake Como is from early spring to late autumn. Be there and taste wild boar, marinated in wine and served with lots of blanched local vegetables.
- Insalata Caprese
The names of Italian foods are a bit difficult, but when it is served you will be amazed to get certain usual dishes. For example, this is nothing but tomato salad. But, when it is served with farm fresh cherry tomatoes with lots of Italian herbs, like oregano, sage and so on, it tastes absolutely different than any other common tomato salad. And you can also go ‘cheesy’ with slices of fresh mozzarella cheese. There are lots of roadside cafes in Lake Como. Visit there and start your day with this tasty salad.
If you like American grits or porridge, you will like this dish. Polenta is kind of a staple food of Italy aka Lake Como. It is mainly made of cornmeal and served in a variety of ways. Often, it is served in thick consistency and hot. That tastes really smooth and creamy. Often, polenta is cooled and sliced like bread. Then it is baked or fried and served with side dishes.
This is known in different names in different parts of Italy. Foiolo is the other name of Busecca and it is also known as Trippa in Lombardy. This is basically a staple food of the peasants of Italy which has secured its place in the lavish restaurants only for the taste. Usually, made of the featured section of cow’s stomach, Foiolo has become a celebratory dish in Lake Como. This is a traditional dish that the locals prefer to have for Christmas. People like to have it as an appetizer. You can also have it with drinks.
When it is Lake Como, it is obvious that you will get something from under the water. Lake shads from Lake Como are one of the most amazing local cuisines of the place. For centuries, this dish has been served here. It is basically, the sun-dried shad that is soaked well in salt and served with bread. This is also an amazing appetizer of Lake Como.
Though it is quite famous in different parts of Italy, what you get at Lake Como is really awesome. Basically, these are rice balls, stuffed with mozzarella cheese, peas, tomato sauce, and ragu. Dusted in bread crumbs, these balls are fried golden brown and made crispy. In various areas of Italy, this is made differently. You can have this for snacks.
- Fragole con Gelato
You are in Italy and don’t taste any dessert will be a mistake. And when it comes to desserts, gelato is the best thing to taste here. You can get amazing varieties, made of fresh creams and fruits. The strawberries, raspberries, and other fruits you get in the gelato are all farm fresh.
Hopefully, you are attracted enough to visit Lake Como now. Make hurry and book flight tickets to make your vacation full of fun, excitement and obviously, foods. Have a nice trip!