The menu of the Osteria del Forte, the Michelin-starred restaurant in Palazzo Doglio
At Palazzo Doglio, the menu of the Osteria del Forte offers the traditional Italian cuisine with a modern twist.
Sardinia is a multifaceted region, with a long history, where antiquity meets modernity and the mountain meets the sea. The flavors and aromas of the Sardinian territory can be found in the authentic cuisine. That’s why the recipes and wines do not leave indifferent. That’s the same for the new menu of the Osteria del Forte. The exclusive concept of this starred restaurant in Cagliari combines a classic traditional Italian trattoria to the modern cuisine.
The Osteria del Forte is located inside Palazzo Doglio. This luxury hotel opened last summer a stone’s throw from the historic center of the capital. The restaurant’s interiors follow a classic and elegant style. The exclusive outdoor areas integrate perfectly with the evocative setting of Palazzo Doglio and its marvelous courtyard. The atmosphere is truly magical.
The restaurant’s gastronomic proposal aims to reevaluate traditional recipes through the creativity of modern cuisine. The dishes show the Sardinian bond between the land and the sea through typical colors, aromas and textures. It is a refined and tasty cuisine, prepared with high quality raw materials, starting from the appetizers in which local cheeses and cured meats are served with fresh fish.
The first courses exemplify the cooking concept of the Executive Chef Alessandro Cocco. Some examples are the black ravioli with creamed cod and double-consistency peas. Another is the “verrigni” linguina with garlic, oil and caviar. While the turbot ossobuco and the fillet with green pepper represent the encounter between the Sardinian sea and the mountains.
Who is Alessandro Cocco, the Executive Chef of the Osteria del Forte
At the head of the brigade de cuisine at Osteria del Forte is the Executive Chef Alessandro Cocco. Professionally, Crocco grew up at Forte Village working with masters such as Gordon Ramsay and Heinz Beck. Great passion, experience, creativity and attention to the local products are the main elements that Crocco puts in his dishes.
“My cuisine is based on seasonal products. The menu of the Osteria del Forte changes according to this seasonality. The main reference point is the Italian culinary tradition, interpreted in a modern key using excellent raw materials ”, says Chef Alessandro Cocco on the Sardinian radio station Radiolina.
Therefore, at the center of the dishes of the Osteria del Forte are the seasonal ingredients of the territory. And that of Sardinia has plenty of flavors and aromas, from north to south.
Osteria del Forte and American Bar. The art of cooking combined with mixology
To enhance each dish, the Osteria del Forte works with the American Bar. Its abundant cocktail list also features ‘the classics in our own way’ by the barman Marco Madeddu. In recent years Marco has worked at the renowned Claridge’s Hotel in central London and in the city’s key cocktail venues such as Soho House and the Social Company on Pollen Street (Michelin starred restaurant & Cocktail Bar).
Therefore, the Osteria del Forte follows the most innovative trend of recent years, that is food pairing. It combines food and drink in a virtuous way, paying attention to every detail. This method, created in Anglo-Saxon countries, is based on the idea that the perfect association between two or more foods is possible when the ingredients have the most important aromatic components in common. In particular, the combinations of foods start from their molecular profile, creating truly unique final flavors.
From the right combination of two or more foods, attention has also shifted to the winning combination of food and drink, or food pairing, which has gone beyond the confines of the kitchens of great chefs to reach the world of bartenders. Thus both the dish and the drink are enhanced for a complete and engaging sensory experience.
Do you want to discover the authentic taste of Sardinian cuisine and live a holiday full of charm and elegance? Book a stay at Palazzo Doglio in Cagliari