Ristorante del Lago
. We received a comped invitation to attend.
Designed by Adam D. Tihany
— who also did Per Se in New York, among other restaurants (including Summit) — del Lago will replace Charles Court
and is scheduled, tentatively, to open to the public in early summer. Think of a large community table, specialized charcuterie options, wood-oven pizzas and more.
That communal aspect played out some over a dinner that featured platters of cured meats, jarred pickled vegetables and house mustards, all passed around the table, family-style; and, at the end, whole apple-and-raisin tortes delivered with balls of fried dough filled with apricot marmalade.
Likely due to being paired with the deliciously mild red and whites from Castelfeder Wine Estate
— which hails from an area of Italy that was part of Austria-Hungary, until World War I — much of the food smacked of German influence, with its sautéed cabbages and pork loins.
But I'm no expert on the area, either way, so let the pictures speak for themselves and look for information on future dinners here
. See Broadmoor Wine & Spirits
for the booze; I recommend the bright and completely oak-less Chardonnay ($17).
On Monday night, Summit at the Broadmoor served as the test kitchen for the hotel's coming Italian eatery