RESTAURANT

THE GARDEN RESTAURANT

Piedmont is a cradle of Italian traditional cooking and at the Albergo dell’Agenzia we interpret this important cultural heritage according to the principles of the Slow Food philosophy. Natural ingredients, Slow Food Presidium food products, a daily supply of the freshest raw materials from the many local markets and producers—all combine to ensure our guests gastronomic experiences of the highest level. You can enjoy our restaurant’s fare while admiring the green meadows and flowerbeds of the park all year round on the climatized glassed veranda. And your meals will be rounded off by wines from our refined selection of more than 300 Piedmontese labels from the Wine Bank next door.

THE PRESIDIA

With more than 2,000 years of intense, complex history behind it and thanks to the constant cultural crossovers brought by a succession of peoples from Europe, Africa and Asia, Italy is home to an infinite variety of food, recipes and rural landscapes. For years Slow Food and its so-called Presidia have fought to preserve this huge cultural heritage by protecting fine foods made using traditional techniques but now in danger of extinction. Our restaurant uses them extensively for their unique flavors and aromas and environmental sustainability.

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THE BAR

The Agenzia bar is the ideal place to chill out over a glass of one of the wines selected by the experts of the Wine Bank, a shot of grappa from the vast range available, a delicious afternoon tea or an evening aperitif in an elegant, informal ambience. Our staff will be happy to meet your every desire wherever you choose: in the luminous interior furnished with warm Frau armchairs and sofas, say, or on the splendid wood deck looking out onto the former royal estate’s park.

BREAKFAST

A buffet breakfast is served on the ground floor from 7.30am to 10am. Every morning our friendly staff will be on hand to take care of your every whim as you help yourself to freshly prepared Lavazza coffee and other beverages, a range of teas and infusions, organic fruit juices, artisan baked goods, among which Luca Montersino’s celebrated croissants, biscuits, homemade cakes and jams, fresh fruit, Life dehydrated fruit and syruped fruit, Slow Food Presidium cheeses, eggs, bacon, assorted cold cuts, fresh yogurt and celiac-friendly items. Breakfast is included in the price of your stay.

EVENTS

Our skilled professional catering service is at your complete disposal for the organization of coffee mornings, cocktail parties, brunches, lunches, dinners and buffets with dishes made with seasonal Slow Food Presidium ingredients, tastings of wines and grappas from the Wine Bank and so on. The dining room can seat 250 people.

WEDDINGS AND CEREMONIES

Pervaded by the scent of roses and surrounded by centuries-old walls, the Agenzia’s park provides the ideal backdrop when it comes to celebrating the most important days of your life. Our executive chef and expert staff will help you organize creative catering of great gastronomic excellence and plan memorable moments of conviviality and togetherness. From aperitifs and appetizers right through to the wedding cake, no stone will be left unturned to meet your every desire.


WINE BANK

An unforgettable experience among 100,000 bottles and more of the world’s greatest wines under the stone vaults of the Agenzia’s cellars.

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UNIVERSITY OF GASTRONOMIC SCIENCES

Young people from all over the world come to Pollenzo every year to discover flavors, gastronomic excellence and the best production techniques.

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UNIVERSITÀ DI SCIENZE GASTRONOMICHE

SLOW FOOD

It was here, among the hills in the heart of rural Piedmont, that the story of Slow Food, the association that puts “good, clean and fair” food at the center of the cultural debate, began. And it was from an idea of Slow Food’s that the project to restore the entire Pollenzo complex was born.