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Lake Bolsena Home-Cooking

Date: June 7, 2018 - categories: , - Leave your thoughts

As summer rolls around, we’ll spend many a week-end at Bolsena on Lake Bolsena.

Bolsena’s medieval castleBolsena’s medieval castle

Lake BolsenaLake Bolsena

And no week-end is complete without a lakefish feast at Trattoria Da Picchietto in the back courtyard.

Host Mario greets all guests, takes orders and serves up the goodness along with his beaming son, Emanuele

Emanuele serves up customers

This “family affair” starts in the stone-vaiulted kitchen where Mario’s lovely wife Anna and daughter Monica cook up the goodness.

Monica and Mamma Anna at the burners

Monica in front of the family trattoria

And the family links don’t end there:  you might see Mario’s grandson filling up wine flasks and waitress Teresa buzzing around the dining room is also a relative.

Mario’s grandson fills up the wine flasks

Emanuele and children

Teresa serves up la sbroscia, a lake fish soup – and coregone  pasta

Even though this trattoria  is known for its coregone, a Lake Bolsena, whitefish, Teresa knows Pino will order  seafood  – steamed mussels –  as an antipasto.  I might order prosciutto and melon or just order a primo:   pasta with coregone  pine nuts and olives – buonissimo.  Grilled coregone is always our second course choice: how to pass it up?

Pino loves those steamed mussels

Click here for more on Bolsena and Il Picchietto  

Click here  to read about a Bolsena festival  

Read about Bolsena’s singing washerwomen

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