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Trento: I tre Garofani

Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 33 , Phone: 0461 237543


Reviewed by: jgk from FL, review #3554

When: 2010

The kind of meal Italy dreams are made of. Ottimo!

Directions: about one block behind the Piazza Duomo--easy to find

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We went for dinner at Tre Garofani. Wow! It was a fabulous meal. We started with complimentary local sparkling wine —dry, not at all like prosecco, refreshing. Then we got a little square of homemade bread with wild boar pate and a tiny salad. It tasted like chopped liver — we all loved it. I had a wild boar appetizer. Small chunks of the delicious, tender meat with a very faint curry flavor to the sauce beside a “tower” of a foamy red pepper cream with small disc—like soft crackers.

We drank a local Traminer from Maso Bastie. Its flowery perfume changed with each course. Ken and Pat shared an appetizer of asparagus flan, smoked duck breast and salad. Bob had a chicken dish stuffed with zucchini and onions. He said the vegetable were great because he didn’t know he was eating them. For my next dish I had to try the local specialty canederli. They are described as dumplings but to me they seemed like balls of very tasty poultry stuffing. I was really glad to try this dish but really was too heavy for a steady diet. Ken had fabulous lamb chops with fennel and peppers. Pat had a house made tagliatelle with fava beans and guinea fowl.

For dessert we all shared a “strawberry salad” (sliced strawberries) bursting with flavor and a zabaione sauce. As we were leaving Ken was saying how we should reserve to come back on Thursday night. It was the restaurant experience Italy dreams are made of: enthusiastic owner out front, wife doing the cooking, beautiful rooms, linens, heavy wood tables, art on the homey walls.

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