Discover Benelux | Restaurant of the Month | Luxembourg
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A true taste of Italy in Luxembourg TEXT: ANNA VILLELEGER | PHOTOS: GIALLO CAFFÈ RISTORANTE
Located on the rue du Curé in the heart of Luxembourg City, Giallo Caffè Ristorante takes diners on a journey through Italy’s gastronomical delights using only the finest seasonal produce. “Many Italian restaurants in Luxembourg serve up the classics, but we also want our guests to discover new dishes from across the country,” enthuses owner Giacomo Giallombardo. “We have two chefs – one from the north of Italy and one from the south – and they have both worked everywhere.” So from veal ‘à la vénitienne’ to sweet Sicilian ‘cannoli’, you can expect to find influences from all over Italy in this family restaurant’s regularlychanging à la carte menu. “We change our menu every two weeks, depending on what’s in season,” points out Giacomo. “The chef literally proposes our menu one week in advance.” While
the dishes on offer may come as a surprise, it can be guaranteed that they will be made using only first-class ingredients. “We work exclusively with producers from all over Italy, with fresh ingredients arriving two or three times per week. We always select the best of each product.” Menus aways feature a selection of fish, meat, vegetarian and pasta dishes, as well as soups or salads for diners who prefer a lighter option. Divided into three rooms by a beautiful waterfall, the restaurant’s elegant interior was designed by an Italian architect, with all the furnishings made to measure. “Guests often linger over a meal because they feel so comfortable here,” says Giacomo of the relaxing, classy interior, which would not look out of place in any major European capital. “It is all about attention to detail.”
The extensive wine and champagne list provides the perfect accompaniment to your meal. “People come to enjoy an early evening aperitivo, and often end up staying for drinks after dinner.” During the week the restaurant is a popular venue for business dinners, while at weekends the heated terrace is a popular afternoon coffee hangout, and the selection of tempting cocktails attract a younger crowd in the evenings. The restaurant is also family friendly, and offers a children’s menu. “But if your little one wants something different, we’ll adapt to give them whatever they want. We do the same for guests of any age. We always give our customers what they want.”
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