You can’t leave Bologna without having tasted its tradional dishes. A cuisine rich in story and tradition, among the first 10 typical dishes there is surely the Bolognese cutlet, a main course re-elaborated in a refined and exquisite way.
Come to taste the Bolognese cutlet of Il Murello agritourism, a restaurant just near Bologna and Imola where you’ll enjoy the unique flavour of many Bolognese culinary specialities enriched by a touch of originality.
he classic Milanese cutlet is the most popular version, but the most refined is surely the Bolognese cutlet. Differences between the two recipes are stronger than similarities: veal meat, of course, but a different cut. In this case loin, that is boneless leg, so the term cutlet is a little misleading. In this way you’ll get the superb Bolognese cutlet, otherwise called Petronian.
A forbidden dream. A nourishing, rich dish, symbol of that Bologna defined “the fat”, but deeply satisfying. It’s not a famous dish, but when you taste it it’s difficult to forget and that will make you feel thee desire to enjoy it still for a long moment. The Bolognese recipe of the cutlet, spreaded more or less in the whole Emilia Romagna, prescribes that meat, generally of veal, is breaded, fried and then put in the oven covered with grated cheese (Parmigiano Reggiano) and raw sweet ham like Parma.
It’s an important and old preparation, already recognizable in some banquets dishes of the early 17th century, but codified only two centuries later. In this case the book «La Scienza in cucina e l’Arte di mangiar bene» of Artusi is an interesting source, at the entry“ Cutlets with ham”. The ‘valdostana’ stuffed with fontina cheese and sometimes white truffle and the French ‘cordon bleu’, garnished with cheese and cooked ham are similar, but can’t equal a combination of Emilian ingredients under the sign of absolute excellence.
This speciality is available even without gluten, indeed from April 2011 we are part of the group of informed restaurants AiC: Italian Society for the Celiac disease. We have become experts in every aspect of the management , from the cookery to the protection of your table seating.