Food tasting in Verona
The internationally-renowned wine tradition of Verona is matched by the excellence of its cuisine, based on simple but refined dishes, made only with high-quality products.
Typical dishes include: boiled beef seasoned with a special sauce of pepper, bread, marrow and Parmesan cheese (pearà); polenta pastissada; gnocchi; pasta with beans; and duck and guinea-fowl cooked with peverada (pepper) sauce.
Many freshwater fish dishes derive from nearby Lake Garda.
Amongst the many desserts, the most famous is the Pandoro that together with the Panettone is the typical Italian dessert over the Christmas period.
The area's best specialties are olive oil, asparagus, chestnuts, truffles, cheese and tortellini of Valeggio sul Mincio, many of which are “celebrated” in festivals held every year throughout the province.