La Prua

ALASSIO
Pass.ta Baracca, 25
closing: sempre aperto
Tel: 0182642557

Situated in an incredible location at the start of the trekking itinerary, and with a porch which allows to eat a stone’s throw from the sea (and in the summer, right on the beach), this restaurant bets it all on local fish and high quality ingredients, only using the finest products, possibly local. The tasting menu, priced 50 Euros excluding wine, envisages, as starter, eledones on a pumpkin and ginger cream; purple yam gnocchi with baby squids and bagna cauda; sea bass escalope with dry pulses and cereals as second course; and dessert of your choice. A la carte, you can find, as starters, an intriguing “crudo di pesce” (fish tartare), a tryptic with sea bass on dry fava beans cream, smoked swordfish on toast with black sesame, and eledones. Among the first courses: squid ink tagliolini with John Dory, baby broccolis and pine nuts, sea bass ravioli with tuna, and a chickpeas zimino (a vegetable sauce) with shrimp tails. We recommend the fritto misto (fried mix), light and crispy, and the fish grilled mix. Meaty and vegetarian dishes are also offered. There is a wide selection of desserts, such as the chocolate “triple mousse” with Grand Marnier and pistachios, and the clementine and chestnuts crème. The wine list is interesting and offers both local wines, and a good selection of important choices from other Italian regions.

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