DINING Michelin-starred restaurants Eight starred restaurants, serving sublime dishes infused with the flavours, traditions and creativity of the region await visitors to Turin. Spazio 7 Via Nizza, 224 c/o Eataly Lingotto. T: 011 19506840. can dine à la carte, or enjoy the restaurant’s tasting menu by chef Marcello Trentini. Just a little further on, in the same street, the chef has opened Casa Mago, a cocktail bar with an adjacent pastry shop where you can dine, enjoy a drink or purchase delicious sweet treats. Corso San Maurizio, 61/ b. T: 011 8126808. Off Map Established to offer diners an elegant, unique experience, this restaurant highlights the essence of the famous Neapolitan chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo’s culinary art, which sees traditional ingredients from his homeland mixed and matched with those from Piedmont. The space has been designed in keeping with the philosophy of Feng Shui. Via Umberto Cosmo, 6. T: 011 8399893. Traditional Italian cuisine is re- interpreted by Modenese chef Federico Zanasi in a contemporary key, creating haute cuisine that can be enjoyed in an informal atmosphere. Particular attention is paid to raw materials and to desserts that are served in a separate area, aptly named Dulcis in fundo. Here, guests can choose from an array of different Lavazza coffee blends accompanied by single- servings of desserts. Via Bologna, 20A. c/o Nuvola Lavazza T: 011 0897651. Map H4 Map I6 Housed in Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, a centre for contemporary art, the dining room of Spazio 7 is an integral part of the Foundation. The cuisine offered by Alessandro Mecca, a young Chef who arrived here after working at several of Piedmont’s most historic restaurants, mirrors the foundation’s concept: young, contemporary and open to innovation. The wine list features the classics of Piedmont and its neighboring regions in France. Via Modane, 20. c/o Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo T: 011 3797626. At the restaurant located inside the Grand Hotel Sitea, the culinary offerings are inspired by Piedmont’s renowned regional cuisine, re- imagined by Milanese Chef Fabrizio Tesse, offering a cuisine rooted in Piedmont tradition with a few forays into the nearby region of Liguria. His menu features traditional dishes re- imagined and re-adapted in keeping with contemporary techniques and tastes. Via Carlo Alberto, 35. c/o Grand Hotel Sitea T: 011 5170171. Map H1 Established in 1757, it was among the favourite haunts of Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, Giacomo Casanova, Honoré de Balzac, Giuseppe Verdi, Maria Callas and the Agnelli family. This restaurant is a real Torinese institution. Chef Matteo Baronetto, of Piedmontese origin, remains true to regional traditions, which he reinterprets with a creative twist. A tour of the cellar, whose 17th century aisles house 2,200 labels, is also worth a visit. Piazza Carignano, 2. T: 011 546690. Off Map Map F5 As its name suggests, it’s renowned for its old- world atmosphere. The restaurant’s culinary offerings are also true to tradition. Rather than bold, creative pairings, you’ll find authentic Piedmontese specialties including truffles, cheeses and meats. No- frills expertise, practiced for the past twenty years with traditional Piedmontese professionalism. Piazza Solferino, 16H. T: 011 535948. Located in the headquarters of Eataly, this restaurant is run by the Vicina family, who for five generations have embraced the region’s tradition of hospitality, fine wines and traditional cuisine, infused with prime quality ingredients. The wine list is extensive and well structured. Since Casa Vicina collaborates with Eataly, customers can choose from the emporium’s fabulously stocked wine cellar. Map F4 Just steps from the Mole, this starred restaurant is owned by Marcello Trentini, an eclectic Chef with a strong personality. You Map E4 www.vintage1997.com 31 www. wheretraveler. c om
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