Marc Lanteri at Grinzane’s Al Castello restaurant.
In February 2015, Marc Lanteri brought more than ten years spent honing professional skills to Ristorante Al Castello in Grinzane, in what was once home to the architect of the Unification of Italy, Camillo Benso Count of Cavour: a location which breathes history and represents an architectural-cultural feature of such absolute excellence that it has been included by Unesco in the list of World Heritage sites.
Marc Lanteri was born in Tende, in the French Alps. His cuisine is a continuing fusion of styles, traditions and local influences, and is enhanced by the chef’s rich cultural background.
Marco began his professional journey, as a matter of fact, with Alain Ducasse at Louis XV in Monte Carlo, before joining Michel Rostang in Paris. On moving to Italy he worked with Annie Feolde, Enzo Santin and Paolo Teverini before taking up the position of executive chef in 1998 at Delle Antiche Contrade in Cuneo, where he was awarded a Michelin star in 2004.
In December 2008 he set out on the adventure of opening Il Baluardo in Mondovì. His creativity is intuitive, inspirited at any one moment by instinct: everything is reworked and reinterpreted by Marc using only local ingredients and in keeping with the rhythm of the seasons. The result is surprising dishes that bring back the excitement of the taste of days gone by, brought up to date by a great chef.
Front of house Marc’s wife Amy Bellotti, a sommelier by profession and vocation, devotes herself to the matching of seasonal flavours with fine wines from the cellar.