ADDED FEBRUARY 2010: Walter Miori is, alas, no longer in the kitchen .
Gastronomic judgments are subjective, so we won’t argue with Michelin’s stunning decision to remove Walter Miori’s star after fourteen (yes, fourteen) years.
We will just say that we saved Locanda Margon for the last day of our Trento pilgrimage, and that for us it was the usual dreamy experience of absolute culinary excellence.
Share the dream with us.
We start with pure seduction:
Pumpkin veloute’, warm goat ricotta, amaretti crumble (served with warm olive focaccia)
Chestnut soup with chestnut slivers, strips of capon, Monte Baldo truffle, this is one of Miori’s best:
And yes, he also graced us with that eternal Trentino dish,
Canederlotti and Puzzone di Moena
The mains began with
Scallops, crispy artichokes, ginger, artichoke cream
And the ‘big’ main for the final punch:
Slow cooked (60 hours!) pork belly, honey reduction, chicory.
An interlude to refresh:
Banana sorbet, pineapple carpaccio:
Tavolozza: tea chocolate fondant, chocolate and tea cream, crunchy chocolate and tea, chestnut mousse with sharon fruit coulis, pistachio parfait,
Have a look at the petit four, too
A chef always, always behind the stoves and checking every dish.
A remarkable lightness of style: after all we ate we could have repeated it the day after.
To our taste, Michelin made a grave mistake this year. But no matter. Michelin or not Michelin, we’d choose this cuisine over and over again, over many multistarred ones, and we’ll return at every available opportunity!