MICHE­LIN-STARRED RES­TAU­RANTS

Turin boasts four starred Miche­lin res­tau­rants, true pil­lars of Pied­mon­tese cui­sine. Get ready for your new restau­rant to- do list.

Where Turin - - CONTENTS - By Livia Fio­ra­vanti

Four starred res­tau­rants of­fer­ing a tri­umph of flavours, aro­mas and un­told cre­ativ­ity.

CASA VICINA

Lo­cated in the base­ment of Eataly, with a sep­a­rate en­trance from via Nizza, Casa Vicina cel­e­brates the gas­tro­nomic tra­di­tion of a fa­mous fam­ily of Piedmont restau­ra­teurs with an ar­ray of fab­u­lous dishes that are distin­guished by the metic­u­lous choice of in­gre­di­ents and im­pec­ca­ble pre­sen­ta­tions. Although the menu fea­tures the names of clas­si­cal dishes of Piedmont and Ital­ian culi­nary tra­di­tion, re­mem­ber that at this fam­ily- run lo­cale sim­plic­ity was re­warded with a Miche­lin star. Casa Vicina also boasts one of the best wine lists in Italy, with a se­lec­tion that en­com­passes ev­ery ma­jor wine- grow­ing re­gion.

Via Nizza 224 c/o Eataly Lingotto.

T: 011 19506840. www.casavic­ina.com

DEL CAM­BIO

Set against the so­phis­ti­cated back­drop of the pedes­trian area of pi­azza Carig­nano, Del Cam­bio, which opened in 1757, is not only a restau­rant but a piece of his­tory. Fol­low­ing an in- depth ren­o­va­tion, the fa­mous 18th cen­tury ‘salotto’, the favourite haunt of Ital­ian politi­cian and en­tre­pre­neur, Count Cavour, re- opened in 2014 un­der the stew­ard­ship of chef Mat­teo Baronetto. Re­stored to its for­mer splen­dour, the ‘salotto’ has once again be­come a sym­bol of Savoy el­e­gance and gas­tro­nomic so­phis­ti­ca­tion: a per­fect blend of tra­di­tion and the authen­tic flavours of Pied­mon­tese cui­sine and in­no­va­tion. In ad­di­tion to the restau­rant, other high­lights in­clude the Bar Cavour, a so­phis­ti­cated cock­tail bar, where the kitchen stays open un­til late at night, the nearby Far­ma­cia del Cam­bio which of­fers de­lec­ta­ble pas­tries cre­ated ex­clu­sively by Fabrizio Galla as well as Del Cam­bio prod­ucts re- imag­ined by Mat­teo Baronetto. In­for­mal, quick and con­tem­po­rary, amidst its in­tri­cately carved wood pan­elling you’ll find a fab­u­lous se­lec­tion of sweet and savoury prod­ucts which can ei­ther be sam­pled on- site or or­dered to take away.

Pi­azza Carig­nano, 2. T: 011 546690. www.del­cam­bio. it

MAGORABIN

Thanks to the mag­i­cal culi­nary skills of chef Mar­cello Tren­tini, Magorabin earned a Miche­lin star. Its dishes fea­ture a skill­ful blend of Mediter­ranean and Piedmont tastes and in­flu­ence, fur­ther en­hanced by an ex­cel­lent wine list. Lo­cated just steps from the Mole Antonelliana, the lo­cale boasts a warm, cosy at­mos­phere, ideal for a re­fresh­ing break dur­ing a sightseeing tour of the city. In ad­di­tion to the à la carte menu, make sure to try its four tast­ing menus named af­ter the el­e­ments: Earth, Wa­ter, Air and Fire.

Corso San Mau­r­izio 61/ b. T: 011 8126808. www. magorabin.com

VIN­TAGE 1997

Vin­tage 1997 is the com­fort­able re­treat of dis­cern­ing din­ers in search of tra­di­tional Pied­mon­tese fare pre­pared with healthy in­gre­di­ents and an ex­cel­lent wine list. At the end of 2017, its long­time chef Pier­luigi Con­sonni handed over the reins to the lo­cale’s owner Um­berto Chiodi La­tini who re­or­ga­nized the kitchen staff: all tal­ented pro­fes­sion­als, who guar­an­teed the seam­less tran­si­tion into the restau­rant’s new in­car­na­tion. The lo­cale’s new chefs have con­tin­ued to main­tain the high qual­ity of the tra­di­tional cui­sine served here, while at the same time adding a few in­no­va­tive touches to the dishes.

Pi­azza Solferino 16/ h. T: 011 535948/5136722.

Magorabin

Vin­tage 1997

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