Rigoletto's wine list

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Rigoletto's wine list

Postby Trevor F » Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:02 pm

An Italian restaurant in Knokke that I couldn't get into as it's still high season there until the end of next week.

However their wine list is extremely extensive. An entertaining read on their English language website. Their introduction is in incomprehensible English, clearly translated word for word from Italian. What is "An imaginative kitchen where the traditional coasts the boldness, where the specialties of the soil get married in the Italian sun with the French wealth in lady of honor." ??????

Click on the Wines tab and then look at the Promotions, France, Italy, World and Grappa tabs . No less than 110 different Grappa varieties and hundreds of wines. Quite a collection.

After the end of the summer season when I'm back in Belgium I'll have to give them a go.

http://www.rigoletto.be/english/hoofdeng.htm
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Re: Rigoletto's wine list

Postby Birger Vejrum » Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:27 pm

Hi Trevor,

Great winelist.

The funny thing is that they have to write 100% Nebbiolo after their 2 listed Barbaresco :wink: :lol:

Barbaresco Cole DOCG " Moccagatta " (100% Nebbiolo)

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Re: Rigoletto's wine list

Postby Daniel Rogov » Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:40 pm

Trevor, Hi....

Try to be a bit forgiving about the language. After all, the people in Knokke nearly all speak Dutch (Flemish), French and German. And I doubt that you and I would be much better at Flemish than they are in Italian.

A question if I may. Why travel to Belgium in order to dine on Italian cuisine? One can do that in the UK where you live or, for that matter in various regions of Italy. May I suggest that next time you visit Knokke that you call at either Jardin Tropical or Bartholomeus, at both of which you will be able to sample generously of local products, especially from the sea, done in the local manner. Oh yes.....and do visit the Casino, one of the more pleasant and civilized ones in Belgium.
And, if time permits, early morning strolls on the beach where you will be able to "pluck" as many clams as you like from the sand, bring them back to your hotel and feast on them for breakfast.

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Re: Rigoletto's wine list

Postby Trevor F » Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:01 pm

Daniel Rogov wrote:

A question if I may. Why travel to Belgium in order to dine on Italian cuisine? One can do that in the UK where you live or, for that matter in various regions of Italy. May I suggest that next time you visit Knokke that you call at either Jardin Tropical or Bartholomeus, at both of which you will be able to sample generously of local products, especially from the sea, done in the local manner. Oh yes.....and do visit the Casino, one of the more pleasant and civilized ones in Belgium.
And, if time permits, early morning strolls on the beach where you will be able to "pluck" as many clams as you like from the sand, bring them back to your hotel and feast on them for breakfast.


I happened to be in Belgium on business. I don't eat clams anyway and even if I did I can't imagine eating them for my breakfast let alone getting up early and trawling the beach for them whch you can't do if the tide's in.
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