In the new docu-series "Sapore Italiano", broadcast on Food Network, our director Maddalena Fossati Dondero and chef Emanuele Pollini go to the discovery of the best addresses to enjoy food at home abroad. In the second episode, the places not to be missed in the Ville Lumiere
From New York to Paris the step is short if the mission is to discover the best Italian restaurants in the world. The director of "La Cucina Italiana" Maddalena Fossati Dondero and the chef Emanuele Pollini, in the second episode of Italian flavor, broadcast on Food Network, continue their journey to discover the best home-based food abroad. Always riding a Vespa, this time they venture into the streets or, rather, through the arrondissements of the Ville Lumière.
The Piedmontese Tasting
In Paris there is not only French cuisine. Even the Italian one here knows how to give its best. And a demonstration is found sitting at the tables of Tasting, restaurant of the Castille hotel, in the 1st arrondissement. Here the Spanish chef cooks traditional Piedmontese dishes revisited with innovation such as veal with tuna sauce, but also veal tongue and baby bath. You eat in an elegant environment and in the summer you can also sit on the patio characterized by a Roman fountain and some frescoes.
Dish not to be missed: Cream of milky cream at the time
The experts' votes: Authenticity 7, Style 9, Tradition 8, Innovation 10
Badges of La Cucina Italiana: 3
Stern coffee, antique and modern with style
In the 2nd arrondissement, along the Passage des Panoramas, one of the few remaining in Paris, is the Coffee Stern. Owned by the Alajmo family, the restaurant occupies an old printing house where spaces dating back to 1834 were enhanced by the design of Philippe Starck. On the menu only quality Italian raw materials and dishes that revisit tradition with innovation like in the Cappuccino alla bolognese. The most particular room to sit in is the one that served as a safe, all in reinforced concrete and today embellished with a play of mirrors.
Dish not to be missed: Dill tagliolini with shellfish
The experts' votes: Authenticity 10, Style 10, Tradition 9, Innovation 9
Badges of La Cucina Italiana: 4
It recalls in style a French bistro with a few seats, about twenty, but in the menu Dilia reveals a perfect integration between French and Italian cuisine. The dishes signed by the chef and owner Michele Farnesi are offered in the tasting menu: for example, from bruschetta on tomato water and anchovies to turbot green on hazelnut and cherry pesto, with angel hair, peas and sardines crispy sesame, strawberries and custard.
Dish not to be missed: Lamb, broad beans, algae
The experts' votes: Authenticity 6, Style 8, Tradition 7, Innovation 10
Badges of La Cucina Italiana: 3
As always, our experts let themselves be carried away by curiosity, especially when it comes to food. Passing in front of the sign of Canard Street, concept restaurant focusing on duck meat, they are groped and enjoy a duck tartare and a duck burger: for true fans. How not to take a ride to the Belleville market to taste all the street food delicacies that you can find, from grilled cheese to croque monsieur?