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10-Sep-2016 AKMC

20160910_021211 17:00, You Say? (Sat 10 Sep, 11:11)

Forcola, Lombardia, Italia

Unfortunately I don't think we will have the time. Had we been here at 5pm we could have had "Merenda sciatore"; afternoon skiing snacks, although there is very little sign of snow at this time of the year. As I mentioned previously, it was still over 30° at the time we left Milano.

Pizzocchieri are nothing to do with pizzas; they are in fact "a type of short tagliatelle, a flat ribbon pasta, made with 80% buckwheat flour and 20% wheat flour". Formaggio is cheese, and "brace" refers to something that is barbecued.

And that is presumably with the name of this place comes from; it is the La Brace Hotel Ristorante, alongside the SS38. Apparently it's a much nicer place than this view suggests; the construction work on the left probably does the aspect of it no favours and the roughly cut logs on the outside walls make it appear considerably more roughly rustic than it actually is. Is in fact a four-star hotel whose architecture corresponds to the fact that for at least some of the year, skiing is possible in this region. The Trip Advisor ratings are overwhelmingly in the four or five out of five range.

Alas, I shall be very surprised if we ever get the opportunity to find out for ourselves. But at least we saw it as we passed by.

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