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Elena G.

Modena (Provincia di Modena) - Emilia-Romagna

Elena's beautiful house is nestled within the historical center of Modena, located near the ancient city canals. The gourmet proposal of our Cesarina, also have historical roots created from cherished family culinary traditions:  as evidenced by the ancient household vinegar maker, located in the attic of the house.

In the ancient families of Modena, it was traditional to give several vinegar barrels as dowry to a future bride: a custom that was respected when Elena married Roberto, and that the couple is also continuing for their daughter.
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Secrets of the ancient vinegar-makers of Modena

A Taste Experience dedicated to renowned dishes of the Modena area

This is a Taste Experience dedicated to famous dishes of the Modena area. For a traditional starter, we have baked gnocco, and a focaccia bread flavored with typical mountain ciccioli, which are made from cuts of pork fat. For an extra touch of luxury, shavings of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese are served, followed by tender rosettes embellished with heart of ham, parmesan cheese and sauce.

For first course, according to the custom in middle-class families, Elena will serve flans made with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese on a bed of baby chicory, garnished with a rich layer of besciamel sauce. The second course is the house specialty: roast pork with traditional Modena balsamic vinegar, and creamy mashed potatoes.

The perfect ending to this meal are pears 'Regina Margherita', cooked gently in white wine with sugar and vanilla, placed on a layer of marzipan enriched with custard then covered with chopped almonds and zabaglione cream. If that isn't enough for your sweet tooth, you can pamper yourself with a classic cake made with Vignola chocolate and coffee, called the 'Barozzi'.
  • Baked gnocco with mountain "ciccioli"
  • Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Modena Rosettes
  • Parmigiano Reggiano cheese flans
  • Roast pork with traditional Modena balsamic vinegar
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Regina Margherita pears
  • Barozzi Cake