Anyone heard of Ristorante Arquade, near Verona?
Yes, heard of it, but never been. I'll look in the Gambero Rosso guide tomorrow to see what they say. I often find Relais places a bit too smooth and international, but that's quibbling, because they are usually wonderful. I investigated Arquade a few years ago and would have gone there but didn't have time. It looked beautiful and sounded very very good. Also after a dinner at Il Desco we were looking more at trattorias. (Desco was great BTW.)