The menu at L’Assaggio Restaurant, located in the Castille hotel along the elegant rue Cambon, bears the signature of Ugo Alciati, Michelin-starred chef at the helm of the historic “Guido Ristorante” in Piedmont’s Serralunga d’Alba and the face of Eataly, representing the excellence of Italian cuisine throughout the world. This collaboration brings added value to the Castille, offering a new, pure interpretation of Italy’s famous cuisine, which recalls the Italianness that distinguishes Starhotels. 1 Michelin star, 2 Gambero Rosso forks and 2 L’Espresso hats, Ugo Alciati comes from a celebrated family of Italian culinary history. He started working at age 15 and has never looked back.
Just recently Pablo Sabariego became the new Executive Chef of L’Assaggio restaurant, continuing a long time collaboration between his young talent and Michelin-starred Chef Ugo Alciati. Born in Alicante and graduated from a hotel management school in Spain, Pablo is only 26 years old but already has a great experience in several Michelin-starred restaurants. When he arrived in Piedmont, after international experiences, he immediately caught the attention of Chef Ugo Alciati, who hired him as his right arm at the Guido Ristorante in Serralunga d’Alba restaurant.
Michelin-starred Chef Ugo Alciati and Pablo Sabariego are both passionated about the Piedmontese cuisine that they wonderfully revisit in their fine-dining, sharing the same philosophy about gastronomy: simple seasonal menus, top-quality ingredients and local excellence. The team at L’Assaggio also has a new sous-chef, Sasha Arandjelovic, who played the role of Chef de partie at the Guido Ristorante in Serralunga d’Alba.
The chef’s philosophy: understanding your ingredients, respecting the hard work of producers, learning from the land, better to remove than to add. Only a few crystal-clear rules.