COSTARDI BROS. POP IS SERVED!
One is the “savory” chef, the other the “sweet” chef. Two Brothers, Christian and Manuel, and a Michelin-starred restaurant in Vercelli at the Hotel Cinzia, opened in 1967 by their grandparents Nino and Sandra.
Their place? They describe it as follows: “This is the place where evolution is a glimpse of the past projected towards the future. We revolutionized it in 2007 with our cuisine and innovating our dishes. A home where those who enter feel like guests, not customers.” Four tasting menus — Emotion, Territory, Passion, Evolution — and the Classics. A culinary extravaganza that features 20 variants of local rices. The tasty risotto is an aromatic Carnaroli, inside and out. The Costardi’s signature dish is served in cans inspired by Warhol ‘s Campbell custom labels, nicknamed the fantastic 4: Costardi’s Condensed Tomato Rice, Carbonara Rice, Sartorial Rice and Evening Dress Rice.
“Rice for us is the seed from which we started. We sowed a grain of rice and from there came the COSTARDIBROS, this is our motto, we were born and raised in Vercelli, the cradle of the best risotto rice, so for us, the love for rice and risotto was the most natural thing possible.”
Two brothers united by a grain, two different personalities, a constant play off. But there is also a place for delicious and playful pasta. Albeit the Western Spaghetti, fried pasta eaten like chips, or Noodles to Chocolate, a salted salad with oriental notes.
The menu runs the ingredient gammut from a scent to a memory: the important thing is that each dish represents the true style of Costardi.