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La Stüa de Michil at La Perla | Corvara, Italy

On my visit to the Dolomites Mr S and I were lucky enough to dine at La Stüa de Michil in the luxurious hotel La Perla Corvara. This gourmet restaurant was awarded it’s first Michelin star in 2002 for its sumptuous cuisine.

Michelin star restaurant in Italy

sewed sign on the wall of the La Stüa de Michil at La Perla
Inside the low ceiling wooden beamed La Stüa de Michil at La Perla restaurant

The decor is based on the local Ladin culture, you’ll feel like your sitting in a well dressed mountain cabin – Very quaint. The dimly lit dining room creates a cosy and intimate atmosphere.

server at the table of a couple in a blue jumper with low light and candle

I loved the lovely touches of fresh flowers and our name on the table. Simple but elegant.

center piece on the table with flowers, silver decor and cork with our family name welcoming us to the restaurant

We decided to give the tasting menu a miss and went à la carte. Whilst ogling the menu we were offered a complimentary glass of champagne –  lovely touch.

Our amuse bouche was a spongy cake filled with stracciatella soaked in tomato water with a refreshing basil sorbet. It was quite large as amuse bouches go and took a fair few spoonful to finish, nevertheless rather tasty.

spongy cake on a stone square plate filled with stracciatella soaked in tomato water with a refreshing basil sorbet

After a full on day in the mountains and a rather hectic evening routine with the girls before the babysitter arrived. Mr S and I were absolutely starving, so dived straight into the hot selection of breads which followed.

mix of bread on a wooden board alongside butter

My starter was adapted for my vegetarian palette – a beetroot risotto with goats cheese, which would usually come adorned with scampi.

Now the menu neglected to mention that the cheese was blue and I must confess blue cheese isn’t a Pixie staple. Nevertheless the beetroot risotto was amazing and the blue cheese did work as it cut straight through the sweetness of the beetroot.

a beetroot risotto with goats cheese

Mr S went for a low key starter – summer salad of vegetables from Aspinger.

summer salad of vegetables from Aspinger

My main was an organic egg described as 63/40, rye bread, creamy tree milk, morels and bulbs. The egg being cooked at precisely 63 centigrade for 40 minutes. It made for a very runny and tasty egg.

organic egg described as 63/40, rye bread, creamy tree milk, morels and bulbs

Mr S ordered the sole fillet, with watermelon, seaweed, pea and mint purée. A lovely dish but once again personal taste got in the way a little. The fish he loved but the combination with sweet fruit less so.

sole fillet, with watermelon, seaweed, pea and mint purée

Dessert was a delicious and light affair for me, named Rosa. A plate of strawberries in every which way you can imagine – fresh, freeze-dried and powered. Along with rhubarb, the creamiest yoghurt topped with tested almonds and meringue.

A plate of strawberries in every which way you can imagine - fresh, freeze-dried and powered. Along with rhubarb, the creamiest yoghurt topped with tested almonds and meringue.

The combination of all the different textures was superb. I was in strawberry heaven.

picture of sima holding strawberry dessert on a spoon smiling at the camera

Mr S couldn’t resist the Italian cheese plate accompanied with honey from the Dolomites and hoovered it in super speed time.

Italian cheese plate accompanied with honey

Surrounded by the old style wooden hut decor, chandeliers, and the relaxing, elegant ambience. Mr S and I were lapping up the romantic air of the restaurant. We loved the modern twists on Ladin dishes this charming restaurant creates. If venturing in these parts I’d definitely recommend a visit.

painted clay hanging decoration

I was even treated to a departing gift. A beautifully painted clay hanging decoration. It’s little touches like these which really make a restaurant stand out. I’ll forever remember this Michelin star restaurant in Italy, especially when it comes round to decorating my Christmas tree!

Do you have any holiday foodie holiday memories? I’d love to hear about them. Let me know in the comments box below.

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La Stüa de Michil | La Perla Hotel | Corvara | Italy

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7 Comments

  • Elien 15th September 2016 at 4:13 pm

    This place looks amazing!
    I’m so hungry right now haha, nice post!

  • Katrina Carter 15th September 2016 at 4:13 pm

    I am particularly intrigued by that beetroot risotto and bouche!!! The cabin feel reminds me of my maternal home. Looks like a pleasant time ❤

    http://www.KatrinaJeanCarter.wordpress.com

  • Paige Strand 15th September 2016 at 4:28 pm

    That risotto looks unreal 🙂

  • Hey Sharonoox 15th September 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Amazing shot! The food looks so delicious. Drooling!!! I always like to choose a good ambiance when going to a restaurant. That place looks perfect place to dine.

  • kittylimon 15th September 2016 at 4:37 pm

    beautiful photographs such a rustic and lovely setting you’ve captured 🙂

  • Rose Sahetapy 16th September 2016 at 12:18 pm

    You got me drooling seeing all those beautiful food LOL! The a beetroot risotto with goat cheese is such an inspiring dish, but all these food look gorgeous, and I bet taste divine.

  • michenn 16th September 2016 at 3:33 pm

    How lucky!! That looks like the perfect date night and the food looks so good as well! I’m jealous!

    michenn

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