Brescian rotisserie, a classic Franciacorta dish

Above: a traditional “spiedo bresciano” must be roasted slowly for a minimum of four hours (image via [email protected];-)’s Flickr, Creative Commons). Called spet in Franciacrota dialect (akin to the English spit), the spiedo bresciano or Brescian rotisserie is a classic specialty of Brescia province, where Franciacorta is located. A king among Brescian dishes, the spiedo bresciano has developed a cult following over the centuries. Its … Read more

Lunch at Dispensa Pani e Vini in Erbusco was superlative…

Marinated coregone (Coregonus lavaretus, European white fish) served with an “ice cream marinade.” There is no one who can rival the fresh-water fish mastery of chef Vittorio Fusari at his amazing Dispensa Pani e Vini (“Bread and Wine Dispensary”) in the village of Torbiato di Adro (in the province of Brescia). The restaurant is a … Read more

A weekend of art & culture at Barone Pizzini: events and tastings Saturday & Sunday

Barone Pizzini, the first winery in Franciacorta to believe in natural viticulture as the key to attaining the highest quality possible, presents a series of events and tastings featuring painting, music, food, and… Franciacorta, of course! Currently, the main tasting room at the winery features a show devoted to the paintings of Armando Riva, an … Read more