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Antica Bottega del Vino, Verona, Italy

The Antica Bottega del Vino was one of my latest great gastronomy stumbleupons during a recent stint in Verona. Only after eating here did I do some backtrack research and discover that this is one of Italy’s most legendary eateries.The setting is pure old-world charm with dark wooden tables set with the finest thin crystal wine glasses, China and antique-looking silver cutlery. The painted walls are of another era with Medieval-like light fixtures hanging from the wood-beamed ceilings.

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I had one of the best meat dishes of my life here in the form of chateaubriand served with a smooth Amarone wine sauce. A few of the people in party ordered this so a tasty roll of medium rare meat came rolling out on a trolley for our table. Each of our portions was sliced for us before our eyes (I’m really into the whole dining showmanship). Ahh the Amarone sauce, I can only descibe this fine Italian wine reduction as being the uttermost fantastic thing that has ever passed over my palate. Pretty well the gourmet answer to finger lickin’ good – once you’ve had this sauce you will never want to touch that HP stuff again, literally for as long as you live.

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This historic establishment has roots leading back to late 1800s, overseen by the twelve families producing Amarone – if I properly understood the background story on their website. As the name implies, this venue has a wine cellar that big-shot execs would kill for – definitely worth asking to venture downstairs to take a pick. While I heartily recommend La Bottega, it is not for the faint of funds, but most definitely worth it if you are in good company. My philosophy is that if I invest in a place with such a superior level of quality, then better have someone who I enjoy being around to enjoy every second with me. Oh philosophy part 2: have dessert! I ordered a ricotta cream and mango one that of course did not disappoint!

Since I wasn’t recording the meal, I found the next best thing on YouTube, taped by NYC resto entrepreneur Frank Prisinzano. His episode gives you a good idea of what a dining experience will be like at Bottega…

Antica Bottega del Vino
Via Scudo di Francia, 3
37121 Verona
Tel. +39 045 800 4535

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