With a breathtaking view over the Asolo hills, the Trattoria Moderna Due Mori is one of the most romantic restaurants in Veneto, a paradise of good food prepared with a wood stove like in the old times.
Reopened by Chef Stefano de Lorenzi with his partner Caterina Orso, the Trattoria Moderna Due Mori combines tradition with modernity, focusing on quality, territory, and “ancient” cooking methods.
For his new restaurant, in fact, the Chef chose a made-to-measure wood-burning stove, set up as an open kitchen in the restaurant entrance as if it was the exhibit of a museum: no electricity (excepted for the lighting) and no gas for his dishes then, just fire make by burning wood.
We make everything by hand in the wood-burning kitchen to enhance our recipes, prepared with the best genuine ingredients of the area.
(Stefano de Lorenzi, chef and owner)
At the entrance of the main room, the panoramic view leaves you breathless: the huge window, with one of the most beautiful views over the Asolo hills, looks like a perfect picture framed by the cosy tables for two that offer a truly unforgettable experience.
And, when the sun goes down, the atmosphere becomes even more romantic, both inside, with the red of the walls made even warmer by the soft lights and the reverberation of the fireplace, and outside, on the wonderful terrace from which we can easily guess why Asolo is nicknamed The City of a Hundred Horizons.
The result of long research, the mise en place is very refined and it mixes the famous Mussolente striped tablecloths, an icon of fabric art, with Ginori 1735 tone-on-tone dishes and the lovely jugs designed by Nason Moretti from Murano.
Written in Venetian dialect, and subtitled in Italian and English, the menu sinks into tradition, reinterpreted with solid and modern lightness. Sopressa and giardiniera as becolessi (appetizers) and, among the first courses, pappardelle pasta with tocio, bigoli and bean soup, and, as a second, polenta with cod cream, guinea fowl in tecia (pan-fried) or fià co’ le zeole (veal liver with onions) served on a copper pan.
The ingredients are organic and everything is handmade, including the delicious bread served warm with the unmistakable aroma of a wood oven.
Made with great passion by Caterina, the wine list, which favors natural labels, is also a magnificent tale of the nearby territory. And, having arrived at the dessert, it is difficult not to have already fallen in love with Due Mori, a rare place where the good taste of the past meets the aesthetic suggestions of the contemporary.
The rebirth of Due Mori is a sign of destiny: Chef Stefano de Lorenzi was by chance in Asolo for the purchase of a Vespa scooter when he was jokingly suggested to reopen the historic restaurant, closed from the previous management in 2012. From there to falling in love with the Asolo hills and wanting to stay, the step was short.