Located on Northern Italy's Lake Como, Villa d'Este is one of the most glorious hotels and restaurants in the world and has been a favorite retreat ... Show synopsis Located on Northern Italy's Lake Como, Villa d'Este is one of the most glorious hotels and restaurants in the world and has been a favorite retreat among the world's royalty and nobility for decades. From F. Scott Fitzgerald and Hemingway during the Jazz era to Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, Versace, and Elton John high society has flocked to Villa d'Este and continues to do so today. In 1996, nearly 50,000 guests stayed at Villa d'este and almost half of them were Americans. No one leaves the hotel without failing in love with its unique and totally original cuisine. For this reason, renowned chef Luciano Parolari has gathered together more than 100 of his best recipe and published them in this beautifully illustrated book. Originally sold only at the hotel (where more than 10,000 comes were bought by guests of the Villa d'Este), this superb cookbook is now available to the trade for the first time. Here are all the recipes that make this one of the world's best restaurants and that make Northern Italian cooking so popular around the world.