Paolo Griffa at Caffè Nazionale, pastries and haute cuisine in Aosta

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The café, patisserie and restaurant under the arcades of Piazza Chanoux opens at the end of August, star chef Paolo Griffa will bring the style from Petit Royal of Courmayeur to Aosta

Michelin chef Paolo Griffa

Paolo Griffa at Caffè Nazionale, pastries and haute cuisine in Aosta.

The café, patisserie and restaurant under the arcades of Piazza Chanoux will open at the end of August, and star chef Paolo Griffa will bring the style from the Petit Royal of Courmayeur to Aosta.

The news had been known for some time but now new details are being added to the future of the historic Caffè Nazionale in Piazza Chanoux, in Aosta.

In the historic café’s premises, the star chef at the Petit Royal in Courmayeur, which will retain its commitment as Executive at the Grand Hôtel Royal and Golf at the Bistrot, will open an exclusive café, patisserie and restaurant kitchen at the end of August 2022.

The new room will be called Paolo Griffa at Caffè Nazionale and will be divided into two main areas: patisserie, counter and salon de thé, then haute cuisine restaurant.

Paolo Griffa at Caffè Nazionale, pastries and haute cuisine in Aosta
The local historian in Piazza Chanoux

The pastry

Confectionery Caffè Nazionale will have a first-class proposal for every moment of the day from Royal Tea Time to aperitifs with an unprecedented drink list, a selection of some of the best international specialty coffees and teas, a range of unpublished desserts, cakes and single servings signed by Paolo Griffa.

Then Gâteaux de Voyage, chocolate shop, seasonal fermented products – all in personalized packaging and online stores ready to be shipped in record time around the world. The patisserie will be open 7 days a week.

The restaurant

Haute cuisine restaurants National coffee it will faithfully follow the identity, taste and imprint born of the Petit Royal in Courmayeur, a kind of move from Courmayeur to Aosta, as one note indicates.

Caffè Nazionale will be open every day for lunch and dinner except Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

«My heart remains in the Aosta Valley, between the Royal in Courmayeur where I remain the Executive Chef of the Grand and the Bistrot; in Aosta, I am opening my own project, in the heart of the area that I feel I have belonged to for 5 years now »comments Paolo Griffa.

«It is a demanding project: to open a physical place dedicated to the world of sweets and haute cuisine where I can try my idea of ​​pastries, supply chain, sustainable and playful kitchen. For me, Caffè Nazionale is a project that also looks to the international and that would give new life to our Vallée, in the sector of Italian haute confectionery, fantastic food and the food industry.

(re.aostanews.it)

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