I was recently invited to a special dinner at Locanda del Lago celebrating the wines of Italy! In honor of Cantine Provenza of Lombardia, Italy, Michelin-starred Chef Gianfranco Minuz prepared a four-course Lombardian dinner perfectly paired with wines by Provenza.
We were warmly greeted by one of the winemakers, who introduced each wine with the start of every course.
It was a lovely dinner in one of the mainstays of the Third Street Promenade for over 20 years, Locanda del Lago. That's a feat in L.A., considering how often wonderful restaurants turn over.
The restaurant itself prides itself on being a window on Lake Como. Having visited the region several years ago, the ambiance, the food, and the people certainly reflect the hospitality and charm that I remember well.