Our childhood places are always, even after years, special places, especially if they were dedicated to the holidays. When I was a child I used to come with my family in this area in the Bergamo region, in the little house we have been renting for years. We are in Clusone, Val Seriana, Bergamo exit from the motorway. Here, in just one hour, you are catapulted in green fields expanses, where the air always feels crisp, an area full of paths and forests to discover. The Mas-cì restaurant inside the Albergo Commercio has always been a regular stop-over and it is still today. Situated in piazza Paradiso, this is to us a real heaven corner on Earth.
Discovered by chance, we never abandoned it. They saw us growing up, we saw the new-born children of the two sisters and owners (the dining room is rigorously women-run. The kitchen is left to the Mas-cì, i.e. the house “boys”), we have been there with boyfriends, friends and to celebrate birthdays. Today, I go there even on a daily trip, with my child and family… just to eat with the happiness in the heart in a place where I always felt home.
The menu is a certainty, made up of rich dishes, full and tasteful as the tradition in Bergamo wants. Do not miss the various polenta versions, which can be served concia, with porcini mushroom and with salami from Bergamo. The pasta dishes with cheeses and mushrooms or black truffle. The starters are all really appetizing, abundant and quite easy to recreate at home for those who love to cook. The deserts? Unmissable and who is telling you is someone who would always have breakfast with sausage and eggs, which says how much I prefer salty dishes! The wine list is well furnished, with labels’ pictures and detailed descriptions of the vineyards.
During the summer is wonderful to take a seat outside, in the romantic exterior courtyard, under a pergola vine and wisteria training. The inner décor is warm and chic, simple but looked after in the details. The service extremely kind and fast. If on the next Sunday, you will find yourselves asking “Where do we go on a trip today?” I suggest you the answer: “Mas-cì!”