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Il Caminetto near Varenna Italy

I am sad to say that this wonderful little restaurant near Varenna Italy has permanently closed as Chef Moreno died of a sudden heart attack at the start of March this year. The cooking class he shared with my niece and I exactly one year was a marvelous beginning to our 17-day Rick Steves Tour.

https://lecconotizie.com/cronaca/mandello-cronaca/perledo-domani-lultimo-saluto-al-ristoratore-moreno-maglia/

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I’m also sad. It was also one year ago that his wife picked us up in Varenna and drove us up the winding road to their restaurant. He prepared a wonderful meal for us and then drove us back down the road while telling us stories about his family.

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We participated in his cooking class pre-COVID, and had a wonderful time, as it hailed outside during a wild rain storm, in April.
The food was great!
Thx for sharing.

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Very sad. We had a memorable dinner there many years ago.

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We’re so sad to see this news, but thank you for posting. We had dinner at the restaurant a year ago and it was one of the highlights of our trip.

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I’m so sad to hear this. We took the cooking class from him in 2010 and he drove us back to our B&B. We had a delightful time with him and it was a highlight of our trip.