Locanda La Candola (TV)
One of the most romantic restaurants in the Veneto region, thanks to a breathtaking view of the Treviso hills, Locanda la Candola in Farra di Soligo is a real paradise for fish lovers. Located on top of a hill, the beautiful rural residence with exposed bricks, delightful blue balconies and charming details, such as the white shabby iron chairs, was recently taken over by a truly Venetian, Alberto Cristante. Restaurateur gourmand with a remarkable experience gained at the Antico Pignolo and Linea D’Ombra in Venice and more recently at the Chichibio in Fener, Alberto moved between these hills for love reasons.
A life spent managing top fish restaurants, Alberto brought his innovative philosophy among the Treviso hills. His cuisine is based on excellent raw materials, researched among the best fish markets in the Adriatic sea, such as those of Caorle and Chioggia, or among suppliers of refined specialties such as oysters and exotic fish that he buys from Oyster Oasis in Milan.
Even the dishes follow a very simple philosophy, as straightforward and decisive as he is: to maintain, albeit with small creative touches, the taste of fresh fish as intact as possible, with lightness and concreteness.
The menu will drive fish lovers crazy: from all kind of raw fish to the traditional fried fish from Venice Lagoon, to the most creative scampi and leek cappuccino as well as cuttlefish noodles with toasted pistachio and julienne of courgettes, up to the oyster risotto & champagne with the delicious Pink Pearl oysters from the Sacca di Scardovari…
But do not expect only good fish from Alberto: his passion for the search for “special” ingredients will guide you through other tastings that will make your experience at Candola unforgettable, such as the organic olive oil of the Sicilian farm Titone.
The cellar boasts over 550 labels, including a good selection of Prosecco from the area and sur lie as well as of international wines, especially dry ones such as German Rieslings. Alberto is also a superb expert of rum and whiskey: at Candola you will find a truly exceptional selection for a very special after dinner!
Both the mise en place and the decor, with Murano glass plates, embroidered artist cushions, and many paintings on the walls, are also extremely chic and charming.