Ristorante La Magnolia
Forte dei Marmi, IT-LU 55042 Italy 0584.787.052 http://www.saysoon.net/slp/frame.htm
Chic Milanesi flock here joined by Florentines and Romans to dine inside the Liberty-style villa (built at the end of the 19th century) or al fresco outside by the pool. (Chef Andrea Mattei in summer moves outdoors to grill, indoors offers full menu.) Near the Ligurian sea and below the marble-veined Apuan Alps, this retreat in the Hotel Byron complex serves antipasto such as delicate Shrimp Imperial in a fragrant vegetable broth with fresh black truffle, or succulent triglia (red mullet) coated with bread crumbs then accompanied with braised Romaine lettuce, anchovies and Tuscan olives. Soup of borlotti beans, farro (spelt), and a crostone of black cabbage expertly balanced sweet, bitter, and earthy flavors. Homemade breads might include hazelnut bread or superb biscuits flaky from strutto (pork lard). A fish filet of San Pietro al tegame was braised with potato, a vegetable medley (zucchini, onion, tomato, fennel and a hint of garlic). Main courses €20-25. Menu Degustazione (antipasto, soup, risotto, pasta, fish, selection of cheeses, dessert, little pastries and coffee) is a great value at €60.
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