Polenta Perfection at La Madonnina

by cakeduchess on June 19, 2011 · 12 comments

You may be wondering what in the world is this bowl full of mush? Polenta Uncia is what this mush is and it is FANTASTICA!

It is polenta made with butter, Parmigiano Reggiano, and gorgonzola. It is topped with melted Fontina cheese. Look at all that melted butter!!

La Madoninna is where people go for weddings, baptisms, birthdays, and any other special occasion. We take the long ride up the mountain from Como to eat there because the food is amazing, there are horses roaming freely outside, the view is OUT OF THIS WORLD splendid, and there’s a playground for the kids to play on. Pretty unbelievable, no?Winking smile

These dishes are typical of the Lombardy region of Italy. They are heavier recipes you find in this colder mountain area. Most of these dishes are served with wild game. Polenta topped with porcini mushrooms and on the right is polenta with Fontina fonduta.
Here we have Pizzocheri della Valtellina. It is a whole wheat fettucini with cabbage, potatoes, Fontina cheese, butter, and sage.
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A perfect sun was setting in the mountains. The air was cool and we watched the horses nibbling on the grass. My stomach was full and I was content. This is one of my most favorite places in Italy.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!! I miss my dad this Father’s day. I promised him his favorite pie when we get home. Ciao!

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Maris (in Good taste) June 19, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Gorgeous gorgeous photos!


A Spoonful of YUMM ! June 19, 2011 at 4:45 pm

awesome pics !!


Ethan June 19, 2011 at 4:53 pm

mmmm a post straight from Italy!
Thanks for finding a connection to post and share!


The Vanilla Bean Baker June 19, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Wow, I’m sure the food, although hard as it may be to, tastes even better when one can eat it and enjoy such beautiful views.
Happy Father’s Day to your husband all the father’s you are visiting with!


Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Grow June 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Oh yum! So delicous! I looooove polenta anything!


Emily Malloy June 20, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Beautiful dish and photos!!


chefpandita.com June 20, 2011 at 8:45 pm

mmmm that polenta looks delicious! La Madoninna sounds like a heavenly place, love the pics. Thanks for sharing your world with us :) xoxo


Roxana GreenGirl June 21, 2011 at 4:52 am

I saw this post a while back when probably you published it by mistake and still was available in my reader.
Love love polenta, and in my opinion cheesy polenta and garlic mushrooms = comfort food at its best.

Lovely photos, thanks for sharing Lora


Mari June 21, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Beautiful pictures. I like the way this polenta looks, most definitely is a recipe worth trying.

Have a great afternoon :)


A Thought For Food June 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm

That truly is one of the most beautiful sunsets I have seen. We have some awesome ones on the Cape… but the mountains there make it magnificent.


Elin June 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Beautiful sunset and I can see that you are enjoying your holiday :) I have never eaten polenta before :) and yours polenta looks great!


mellissina2 June 26, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Nagyon ínycsiklandozó!!!!jól néz ki!!!!:):):):)


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