Hub of Culinary Excellence
In the glorious times of Matilde di Canossa, this rural structure was used for haymaking. Today, the Borgo BiancoMatilde restaurant is an authentic aggregator of culinary excellence. Exposed beams, stone load-bearing columns and terracotta bricks punctuate the space of the dining room, where the ascetic poise of the medieval building contrasts with the luminosity of the furnishings, featuring Kartell's gleaming Master Metal Gold chairs, designed by Philippe Starck with Eugeni Quitllet, and the lighting provided by Kartell's Bloom chandeliers by Ferruccio Laviani.
Here you can sample the Castello's charcuterie board, as well as white truffle risotto with red prawn carpaccio; sliced venison with truffle cream and porcini mushrooms, and a vegetarian strudel. Alongside the highlights of the menu — which features dishes ranging from tagliolini with red turnips to lamb — there is a reinterpretation of Biancomangiare: a dish at as old as the Castle which, according to legend, was served to the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV and Pope Gregory VII by the Grancontessa, to seal their historic meeting in Canossa. We reinvented it as a wonderful dessert — a white almond sbrisolona with three variations of soft cheeses (cream, yogurt and mascarpone), it has quickly become a delightful bestseller!
There is also a tribute to the pomegranate, the emblem of Matilde of Canossa in the pictorial allegories depicting her, which symbolizes the united Church she protected. Today, it has been transformed into a Ruby chocolate dessert and, above all, the symbol of Borgo BiancoMatilde.