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Cormons: La Subida


Reviewed by: caplanco from CO, review #2191

When: 2006

We'd been told how wonderful La Subida is, and it lived up to its reputation.

Directions: About a lovely half-hour drive from Cividale.

129 for lunch for two.

We reserved lunch on Saturday and looked forward to it eagerly. Bobby Stuckey who owns the restaurant Frasca in Boulder, which serves only foods of Friuli (he takes his staff there for two weeks every year), had recommended it to us. It is located in the country and has a lovely garden and patio. When we made the reservation we told them that Bobby had sent us.

We did not know what to expect and decided to "go with the flow." We were given no menus and were given choices for each course of both food and wine. Lunch began with prosecco and frico, the addictive crispy thinly fried cheese.

These are the wines, different with every course: Spumanti w/frico Doro Princio Collio tocai Mlecnia chardonay 2001 Carlo di Pradis Collio merlot 2000 Dorigo verdezzo 2004 dessert wine

And the tastings (full antipasti for each, half portions of everythng else): Amuse bouche: polenta w/herbed ricotta and arugula Antipasti: Pumpkin flowers with red pepper strips over shredded cheese w/horseradish garnish. A huge portion of Oswaldo prosciutto cut from the leg at the table. Amuse bouche: jota traditional soup of beans, corn, smoked bacon, lentils Pasta: Gemelli w/zucchini, mushrooms, and montagio cheese. Traditional fried noodle "cup" filled with noodles and finely cut goulash Entree: Stinko of veal cut from the shank bone at the table with sides of pureed zucchini, and potatoes fried with onions. Traditional deer in raspberry sauce w/apple and red cabbage sides.

(At this point we took a walk in the garden.)

Amuse bouche: Platter of three different kind of petit cookies Dessert: Zuppa de pesca with fior de latte gelato floating in it along w/small bits of berries and sugar cookie sticks. Rhubarb crostata w/fior de latte gelato and creme anglaise. Caffe: espresso served in little covered cups with 3 different kinds of sugar.

A meal at La Subida is an experience. The service is gracious and efficient and the place is charming. I recommend it highly for a splurge.

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