With the crowds of summer having subsided, autumn is an ideal time to visit Lake Como with temperatures hovering above 20C degrees and an abundance of delicious seasonal produce specific to Lombardy, including pumpkin pastas, truffles, porcini mushrooms, locally-produced taleggio and Bitto cheese and hearty soups and risottos.
In celebration of this special time of the year, Grand Hotel Tremezzo is introducing a number of mouth-watering gourmet initiatives overseen by the hotel’s prestigious culinary team including Italian icon Gualtiero Marchesi and Executive Chef Osvaldo Presazzi. Guests will be able to enjoy cookery classes, wine tasting, vineyard tours, new seasonal menus and the local Tremezzina Gastronomic Festival.
In keeping with the current popularity of foodie programmes including MasterChef and The Great British Bake Off, Grand Hotel Tremmezzo has launched its own culinary masterclasses where Executive Chef Osvaldo Presazzi will share his secrets to creating an authentic Italian feast. At the end of the two hour class, attendees will have perfected bruschetta with tomato and basil, Tagliatelle with fresh cherry tomato sauce, a traditional Cotoletta alla Milanese (breaded veal chop) and a decadent zabaione dessert, all of which will be enjoyed at the end of the class accompanied by a well-deserved glass of wine. The classes cost €200 per person and include recipe cards to take home.
Learn about the best local wines with a personalised wine tasting session with knowledgeable sommelier Alberto who will guide guests through an exquisite selection of wines in the elegant L’Escale wine bar, boasting over 300 Italian wines. Wines are accompanied by a delicious selection of canapes including local cold cuts, pickles, Parmigiano Reggiano and fresh spaghetti with tomatoes and basil. For those wishing to expand their knowledge even further, the concierge can arrange visits to exclusive vineyards in the neighbouring Valtellina, Piedmont and Veneto wine regions The visit includes an authentic lunch accompanied by their delicious wines.
In celebration of the delectable seasonal produce, the hotel has introduced autumnal menus and dishes including the new T Pizza gourmet party and Sunset Beach Dinner dining concepts featuring a tasting board with a choice of four different gourmet pizza slices including mushroom; bresaola; Bitto cheese; sausage or vegetable confit; Gorgonzola cheese and nuts and pears; prawns tartare; truffle and spinach.
Autumn also marks the annual Tremezzima Gastronomic Festival encouraging visitors to discover the many gastronomic delights of the region through their taste buds. The 60 day festival began on September 23 with many local restaurants and hotels participating throughout the festival period, showcasing authentic autumnal dishes. http://my.tremezzina.co/en/festival/taste-of-tremezzina/ .
Stay: Enchanting Autumn on Lake Como Package from €417/£357 based on two people including:
· Luxury accommodation of your choice
· Daily buffet breakfast at La Terrazza
· Free room upgrade to the next room category (subject to hotel’s availability)
· Early check-in and late check-out (subject to hotel’s availability)
· Valid for stays from October 14th to November 5th 2016
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