The true venetian food experience
There is perhaps no better way of experiencing a country's history than through its food. With its blessed climate, L'Osteria La Cantinetta offers a perfect setting for a real Venetian food and wine experience.Created around local ingredients and high quality organically grown products a tempting assortment of home made culinary delights is produced by the Chef and his team. From pasta to bread to pastries, everything is rigorously home made.Delight in our signature dishes, while being looked after by the attentive staff. You can enjoy your meal.
Visit to the production zone: dining in the land of Prosecco DOCG
The inhabitants of the band of hills between Conegliano
and Valdobbiadene have, in spite of the passage of time,
managed to retain the best of their gastronomic traditions, so that
we too can enjoy the aromas and tastes of a legacy of local
specialities left by past generations. There are still some who
consider this 'poor-man's fare', as it is made with basic local
ingredients, but in truth, this is splendid 'niche' cuisine, far
removed from the corruption of modernity, which expresses the
country folk's accumulated wisdom in creating both dietary and
gustative balance. Here, culinary traditon has ancient roots. Wild
game has always been cooked on the spit, oven roasted or cooked
into delicous succulent stews accompanied by steaming
'polenta' (traditional Italian dish made from corn
meal). To further enrich the tables of autumn and winter, there is
a rich range of woodland mushrooms: the 'royal
agaric', the 'porcino', the 'chiodino' or 'honey
mushroom', various members of the 'Chanterelle' family and
These mushrooms are used to prepare a wide variety of popular dishes, rich in taste and only to be found in this area. The chestnuts of these parts have also been rediscovered and are used to make goose stuffing for end-of year feasts and, combined with these mushrooms, to make moulded custards and soups of great gastronomic interest.
Spring welcomes back to the table dishes calling for handfuls of the herbs growing wild in the fields and woods. These are used to make hot soups, both fortifying and cleansing, delicious spring risottos which are the pride of Trevisian cooking, delicate 'tortelli' (kind of fritters) to serve at Lent, sunny omelettes and numerous other local dishes. Not to go unmentioned, is the local pork, used to make inimitable sausages, and a range of cheeses bearing very particular names, from the 'Bastardo' to the 'Morlacco' from the mountain huts of the Alps, from the 'Casatella' to the 'Caciotta', from the 'Montasio' to the 'Pressato'.
Here, simple traditional dishes are the order of the day; the bread is baked in wood ovens and 'polenta' is still the 'queen' of the table. While exploring the various routes that lead from Conegliano to Valdobbiadene, you may note the pleasant aromas of home-cooking wafting through the air. These mouth-watering smells also permeate the old out-of-the-way trattorias, the modern restaurants cited in all the guide books and the inns and taverns where together with a glass of fine Prosecco DOCG, Conegliano valdobbiadene prosecco superiore one can sample dishes that are simple, but representative of the hospitality of these places, fortunately still filled with that welcoming human touch.
Wherever you stop off to taste any of the many gastronomic offerings from this ancient tradition, you should always start with a glass of sparkling and festive Prosecco ODCG: Conegliano valdobbiadene prosecco superiore to heighten your enjoyment of a cuisine which is among the richest and most flavourful in our beloved Veneto.