Friday, October 1, 2010

Looks Like A Nice Place

imageThis is Rifugio Lagazuoi in the Italian Dolomites. Nice place to base a climbing trip. More photos of “Unusual Mountain Huts” here.

Story of a gourmet eating and hiking tour thru a series of these Refugios here.

Partial description of their time at this hut:

“Outside, there's a big wooden deck and picnic tables. Inside, our three-course dinner began with more casunziei but these were a shocking shade of reddish-purple. Casunziei rossi are stuffed with pureed beets and potatoes, spiced with cinnamon and served with brown butter and grated parmesan cheese. Deliciously sweet, I could have happily eaten this dish for dessert. The main course featured tender veal cutlet - I couldn't decide if this was more Austrian (as in Viennese schnitzel) or Italian (veal cutlet Milanese). No matter; it was tasty and filling. Dessert - the real dessert - was a light cake with ricotta cheese.”

And a photo story of a climbing trip to this area by a group of Scottish climbers here.