At LORTO of Nordelaia, executive chef Charles Pearce shares his love, enjoyment of discovery and desire to bring together local raw materials with innovative techniques and suggestions from around the world.

Chef Charles Pearce offers three different tasting itineraries that identify Nordelaia’s concept of gastronomic cuisine: two thematic menus, one dedicated to fish “Acqua,” one dedicated to seasonal vegetables “Terra,” and the chef’s tasting menu, for those who wish to be introduced to the culinary journey of LORTO and among the Chef’s iconic dishes.

  • Jerusalem artichoke
    white chocolate, black banana, caviar
  • Aged market fish
    broccoli, fish bone jus
  • Pasta “risottata”
    clams, local white beans
  • Bbq bottone
    wild sea bass, pho
  • Cuttlefish, cardoon, Cervere leeks, lardo
  • Langoustine
    carrot, peanut miso, wild rice
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  • Local pumpkin
    roasted seed sauce, mushroom oil
  • “The Onion”
    milk bun, lard and honey
  • Celeriac lasagna
    “bolognese”, aged Parmesan
  • Potato risotto
    smoked butter, fermented lemon
  • Cabbage 2.0
    double chicken jus, oxidised apple
  • Valrhona 70, beetroot, tarragon


One of Pearce’s signature dishes, which best expresses his values and technique, is Cabbage 2.0.  

Two main ingredients that overturn the logic of priorities: cabbage as the protagonist, chicken as an accompaniment.

Both are used with a “zero waste” perspective: a terrine of local Savoy cabbage from Acqui Terme is barbecued and brushed with chicken fat while cooking.

A fermented cabbage powder, obtained from the outer leaves to avoid any waste, adds an umami note to the dish, finishing with a dolceforte of oxidized pear and a double jus of chicken.


The wine list, designed by our Restaurant Manager Devis Chiodi in collaboration with expert Sommelier Davide Canina, emphasizes local realities, starting with Nordelaia’s own Calligram label. The five hectares of young vineyards of our Relais give life to our wine among which we mention Dolcetto, Barbera and our Rosé.The view of the oenological scene then widens to propose the best realities of the Piedmontese, Italian territory up to small forays into neighboring countries.


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Via Piazze 14, 15010 Cremolino (AL)

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