It goes without saying that the entire team at Cottages to Castles have a real passion for all things Italian!
Be it the food (let’s face it there is plenty to choose from), the breathtaking land and seascapes, the people, the fashion, the culture and history, the cars, the traditions . . . . . oh, the list is endless.
So every month, one of the team will let you in on their very own favourite Italian treat. This month, we are heading to the magical waters of Lake Como for a crème caramel. . . . .
Over the centuries poets and writers have attempted to capture the beauty and majesty of Lake Como in their works, yet none have ever quite seemed to do it justice. Until you have stood and marvelled at the reflection on the water of the snow-capped peaks from one in a million magnificent viewpoints, Lake Como is just a dream away.
Nestled alongside the lake sit hundreds of restaurants, all offering up their own unique slice of Italy. A favourite of the Cottages to Castles family and one that Jonathan, the owner of Cottages to Castles would himself like to claim its discovery, is the delightful Creme Caramel.
This small, family run restaurant claims to have one of the best locations on Lake Como, and we would certainly agree. A wonderful lakeside position, Creme Caramel can be found in the quiet fishing village of Acquaseria, San Siro.
A great lunchtime spot, eat your fill of delicious seafood or pizza and then relax on the beach, while the children play in the shallow waters. The restaurant’s specialty is fish and shellfish delivered from the seaside every Wednesday and Friday.
Each day there is an excellent value 'menu del giorno' that includes a primo, a secondo, quarter of wine, water and coffee. Alternatively you have an extensive menu to choose from which includes a choice of over 30 pizzas, pasta dishes, meat, fish and scrumptious home-made desserts – so don’t make the same mistake we did and save a little room for dessert!
We have a selection of properties on Lake Como for you to experience Creme Caramel for yourself; from the romantic hideaway of Casa dell’Architetto to the 18th Century opulence of Villa Lucia.