Arrived in Madonna Di Campiglio after a 4 hour drive and had to pick up the apartment key at the Hotel Dahu. They invited us to have dinner for 25€ a piece. Well we were hungry as well as tired, but had no idea it would be so nice! Salad and vegetable bar was delightful, sautéed peppers, sliced potatoes, cauliflower, etc, lettuce, carrots, arugula, tomatoes. Then a choice of four firsts and four seconds. For a first we got barley and broth with zucchini flowers and prosciutto for one of us and gnocchi with duck and pumpkin. Normally I don’t much care for gnocchi, but these were perfect, tender and flavorful.
Then for a second we both chose branzino, which was baked covered with a layer of thinly sliced baby zucchini and a dusting of bread crumbs and onion. We eat branzino a lot in Italy, usually get it grilled and really like it. This was better.
Finally a tiny chocolate cake, soft, warm with a bit of rum sauce and some powdered sugar. Quite a nice surprise.