The traditional menu (30 € per person) includes:
- The Thousand Flavours loin with polenta and branzi cheese flakes, with sweet-and-sour vegetables and roasted onion
- Fettuccine with sausage and sauteed Ornica porcini
- Bergamo piglet medallion flavoured with white Valcalepio, yellow polenta and sauteed Martinengo potatoes
- Rustic cake with inhouse walnut ice cream
- Garibalda bread
- Red Valcalepio (half a bottle per person), mineral water (1 l), coffee
The traditional dish (18 € per person) includes:
- Polenta with Bergamo sausage, Bergamo fettuccine with porcini, grilled branzi cheese crouton and sauteed potatoes
- Garibalda bread
- Red Valcalepio (a glass), mineral water (1 l), coffee
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Lorenzo Lotto in Bergamo
Walking through the historic centre of Ponteranica, St. Alessandro and Vincenzo’s church lies on the left at the bottom of a large open space. Due to the large courtyard you can fully appreciate the simple but exquisite fifteenth century facade, entirely made of stone. At the centre of the facade is a doorway, surrounded by stone blocks of alternated colours and topped by a bezel.
Inside, the Ponteranica polyptych is a group of six oil paintings on canvas by Lorenzo Lotto. The work is signed and dated 1522.
Lorenzo Lotto was one of the main representatives of the Venetian Renaissance in the early sixteenth century, but his original and unconventional nature soon led him to a kind of alienation from the urban context, which was dominated by Titian. He therefore travelled much starting schools in periphery areas, such as Bergamo and Marche. His life was marked by bitter disappointments and failures that made him an afflicted, introvert and moody figure, of great modernity.