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interview • April 4th, 2022

Interview with Cesare Grandi


Cesare Grandi is chef at restaurant La Limonaia. Here, the young talented chef conjures up true culinary art. His contemporary Italian dishes are carefully put together with only the best fresh local ingredients. When Cesare is in the kitchen, he can unleash an incredible imagination and unexpected patience. Featuring mouth-watering and stunning dishes, his creations will delight both your eyes and your palate. We asked the chef some questions about his cooking style, his favourite ingredient, and a whole lot more.

Cesare, how would you describe your cooking style?

In my contemporary Italian cooking style, I let myself be inspired by colours, seasons, moods and memories.

What's your favourite dish to make?

I mainly enjoy preparing meat dishes. It feels like ancestral cooking, I love the scents of the fire.

What is your favourite ingredient to work with?

My favourite ingredients to work with are spontaneous herbs, because they are the most sincere expression of the territory.

I let myself be inspired by colours, seasons, moods and memories.

Cesare Grandi


Who is one of your top suppliers or producers?

My top supplier is Gianvittorio Porasso, an incredible goat herder. I appreciate him for his deep relationship with nature.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your culinary career?

In my industry, every day is a challenge.

If you could only eat one dish for the rest of your life, what would that be?

Filindeu in sheep broth.

What’s one thing in the area that your guests absolutely need to see or do?

I would recommend guests to taste the iconic “bicerin”, a traditional hot drink native to Turin, in Piazza della Consolata and walk the historical-artistic routes of Turin.

Thank you, Cesare.

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Try chef Cesare Grandi’s contemporary Italian cuisine for yourself at restaurant La Limonaia in Turin, Italy. You can make your lunch or dinner reservation through our website, for an unforgettable gastronomic experience.

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