And to think that owner Paolo Grando didn't even eat oysters. Then he tasted them, liked them and started looking for them where they are truly special, starting with Normandy. He's since become a kind of ambassador, offering them together with other delicious foods in his wine bar here in this charming medieval village at the foot of the Dolomites. Over six years (starting from scratch), he's built a small temple of good food and wine, with the Dolomites not only a central part of the landscape, but also occupying a prime spot on the menu: butter, cheeses, salami, bread and, of course, wines. There's plenty of Champagne, naturally, but also a lovely series of bottles by heroic, mountain vintners, nicely brought out here.
The best wine list are marked with 1,2,3 bottles according to their quality grades.