Padova - Lunch at Zaramella
On our way from Venice to Trento, my partner and I stopped in Padova for a quick walking tour, a visit to the Capella degli Sgrovegni, and lunch. Zaramella looked nice, is listed in Michelin, is open on Mondays, and we noticed faraona (guinea fowl) on the menu which we couldn't resist. So, we started with a pumpkin flan on a bed of gorgonzola bechamel with onions (a really fabulous dish) and a salad of prawns with porcini mushrooms, tomato and arugula (very good but the prawns had lost some flavor from chilling). Then we both had the faraona, served on a sauce of chopped giblets, onions and capers, and served with roasted potatoes. Unfortunately, the guinea fowl was a bit dry (roasted and then reheated?) but the sauce rescued it and over all it was quite tasty. The grilled vegetable side was just right. With a bottle of the house soave classico (10 euros and more than decent), cover charge, water and coffee, the bill was 83 euros. Not having been to Padova before, I cannot say whether you might do better, but we found this enjoyable and reasonable.