Outside the normal scheme of things: this is how you might summarize the decision to focus on the Lake of Mergozzo with its crystal reflections and surrounding mountains, and on a gourmet’s palace suspended over the water like a chic dwelling on stilts. At the Piccolo Lago you can choose whether to sit directly at the chef’s table in the kitchen and enjoy watching the culinary antics of Marco Sacco and company, or savour the romantic view over the lake and lakeside from a stunning setting made of glass, steel and wood. Like a gold prospector, the chef combs his local territory and countries abroad, intrigued by food as the key to understanding life and the world. His creations have solid foundations in Piedmontese cuisine but are contaminated by unusual ingredients from far off lands. “There are many ways of reaching a destination but at Piccolo Lago the endpoint is never the goal; what counts are the emotions you experience along the way,” says the menu. An intensity of thought and action with only a few equals.
Via Turati, 87 – 28924 Verbania Fondotoce (VB)
Tel. +39 0323 586792
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Closed All day Monday and Tuesday, and Wednesday lunchtime
Holidays From November to February
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