Via Ferrere, 16 -, Cellarengo 14010 Cellarengo (Asti)
Cascina Papa Mora is a Piedmontese farm dating from the beginning of the 20th century. It has been brought back to life with love from the Bucco sisters, Adriana and Maria Teresa, with swimming pool and horses stable. Its production is organic and certified since 1995. The Papa Mora Farm is situated at 320 meters above sea level and dominates from one of the gentle hills of the village of Cellarengo, among rolling meadows and Acacia and Lime tree perfumed woods. There is a lawn in front of the farm, a pond and vegetable gardens. Orchards and vineyards surround the farm. The spectacular chain of the Alps frames the skylight and on clear days the mountains from the majestic Monviso to the Monte Rosa can be seen.
The farm has 7 rooms with their own bathrooms. The rooms are all different, they are distinctive in the furniture and decoration, each of a different colour or plant: yellow, green, rose, ivy, grapes, calla lily, and peach.
There also is a conference room perfect for work events.
It’s from the organic vegetable garden, that gives tasty sweet smelling vegetables every season, that are created the recipes for the restaurant. Plates are cooked according to the season and using everything is picked from the garden, never hasting a bit. Fresh herbs are picked just before using them in the kitchen and the chef decide what to cook only after having a walk round the garden, and the orchard. It is important to appraise the typical dishes of the local tradition and the food isn’t too heavy by using too much fat. The chef put simplicity first, and choose top quality meat and ingredients, and cook them trying to exalt their flavour. The homemade bread is baked in a wood oven. Sauces, pasta, cakes and ice-cream are homemade. Fruits are gathered from the orchard (of 350 trees) to make jams and fruit in syrup for guests’ breakfast and for fillings wonderful cakes and desserts which are always on the menu: Trifle, English soup full of our fruit, custard and cream whipped just before being served. Another specialitie is “anchovies coated in hazelnuts”, a recipe from Piedmont middleclass kitchens of long ago. From the vineyards are obtained three wines, that are on the wine list together with a good selection from other local vineyards.
The building of the new stables was finished in 2002. At the moment, there are 6 horses and a pony. Room guests have the exclusive use of the swimming pool from June to September. The pool is placed in the middle of a sunny lawn.
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