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Vitique in Chianti Classico, of the Santa Margherita Gruppo Vinicolo, changes style, thanks to a new formula and the arrival of a new chef, Antonio Guerra, who will collaborate with chef Antonello Sardi.
Vitique is the latest project of the Gruppo’s hospitality sector, which is curated at national level by the Hospitality manager Alessandro Marzotto.
Under the direction of Dario Nenci, Vitique has a vast and bright space of over 200 square meters overlooking the countryside surrounding Greve in Chianti, the beating heart of the Chianti Classico, within the Santa Margherita Tenimenti Toscani cellar.
The new gastronomic offering has two different, but closely related, formats: Vitique Bistrot, open only for lunch, and Vitique Restaurant, open in the evening.
The Bistrot is a welcoming space, with tasteful and elegant contemporary furnishing, with a gastronomic offering based on simple and intriguing dishes made with few ingredients and quick cooking methods.
The pasta is homemade, the meat comes from small local farms, while the fish, caught in the Italian seas, arrives fresh every day.
The Restaurant is set in an intimate and quiet area overlooking the wonderful Chianti Classico countryside. The setting, designed to give customers an even more intimate and cosy experience, has a contemporary enveloping style, with a mix of oak wood and corten steel.
In addition to the a-la-carte menu, you find two tasting menus, one of which is “freestyle”, and follows the daily inspiration of the chef.
The recipes that come to life here are a great mix of experiences, memories, research, awareness and fusion.
Antonio Guerra is another welcome addition to Vitique.
He’ll be resident chef, and work with the support of the well-known chef Antonello Sardi, with whom he’d already collaborated and who introduced him to the Vitique project.
He was born in Carate Brianza, has Apulian origins, and plenty of significant work experiences. He has worked with Luigi Taglienti a the Lume restaurant in Milan (one Michelin star), with the starred chef Giancarlo Morelli – a particularly significant experience – and with Antonello Sardi at the Bottega del Buon Caffè in Florence (one Michelin star).
The constantly growing cellar offers over 200 wine labels, with a focus on the wines of the Gruppo Santa Margherita, which form an intriguing enological mosaic, from the north to the south of Italy.
In addition to the wines of Santa Margherita, the menu offers an interesting range of Italian, French and German wines, some produced by small and niche producers, to give the customers the chance to discover some lesser known and top-quality wines.
In the enoteca area it’s possible to taste and buy the wines of the Santa Margherita Gruppo Vinicolo wineries: Santa Margherita and Torresella in Veneto, Kettmeir in Trentino Alto Adige, Ca ‘del Bosco and Ca’ Maiol in Lombardy, Lamole di Lamole, Tenuta Sassoregale and Vistarenni in Tuscany, Terreliade in Sicily and Cantina Mesa in Sardinia.
At Vitique you can also enjoy a 360-degree experience of wine and top-quality food: there are in fact different packages on offer for the guests, who can visit the ageing cellar, taste the Santa Margherita Gruppo Vinicolo wines, and then be captivated by the aromas and flavours of the Bistrot’s dishes.
Guests can also visit the corner reserved for local and Italian food artisan delicacies and craftsmanship: pasta, chocolate, preserves, vinegar, but also porcelain and unique craft pieces, these are just some of the wonders that you can discover and buy.
Vitique is also the perfect location to organise events, from work meetings, to weddings, birthdays, and all sorts of special occasions.