W VILLADORATA Country Restaurant, Noto (Sicilia)
VIVA la Sicilia
VIVA the earth
VIVA the grain
VIVA the fire
VIVA the citrus fruits
VIVA the sustainability
W VILLADORATA Country Restaurant
Respect for the raw material, sustainability, the enhancement of a territory and its biodiversity, are the principles of Viviana Varese’s cuisine also in Noto.
Among the hills of the Val di Noto, halfway between the city with its churches, noble palaces and the countryside, is Country House Villadorata, within an estate that extends for 25 hectares, surrounded by olive groves, almond groves , citrus groves and a small vineyard. The attention to the land starts from the use of the recovery of pruning of citrus, olive trees, almond trees as wood for the fire and for the new open kitchen of the restaurant, both inside, with the new room overlooking the surrounding countryside, and the outside.
All the fruits of the Villadorata trees become juices, extracts and candied fruit to be served at breakfast, in the rooms and in the VIVA shop.
All the cultivations on the Villadorata estate follow the biodynamic method, which does not involve the use of pesticides and fertilizers, and considers the earth as a great organism to be protected and its fertility to be optimized for.
The protection of the planet in all its forms and the limitation of the intensive exploitation of crops, livestock, seas are our priority.
For Viviana Varese and Country house sustainability is not a concept linked only to the use of raw materials, but also to the choice of collaborating both with small artisans, protecting and enhancing their work, and with social cooperatives including Si puo fare di Noto and Eta Beta of Bologna.
The principles of this unique experience are the enhancement of the territory and its biodiversity, respect for the raw materials and ingredients used in the dishes, all accompanied by the joy of “refreshing”.
In the restaurant menu, local products are the protagonists, in addition to vegetables, tomatoes and aromatic herbs, also ancient grain flours such as timilia and majorca, oil, citrus fruits; unique dishes prepared through smoking, fire and oven, characteristic of Viviana Varese’s cuisine and which tell of her roots.
The wines on the menu are mainly of Sicilian origin, there are certainly sparkling wines, biodynamic, ancestral wines and Marsala D.O.C at the end of the meal.
There are also craft beers and a cocktail menu whose aromas recall the land of Sicily.
Since 2022 the project is carried out by two former VIVA sous chefs, both with several years of experience alongside Viviana Varese who have also collaborated with the Chef for the new openings of Io sono VIVA dolci e ice cream in Milan: Matteo Carnaghi, now Executive Chef of W Villadorata and Ida Brenna, Pastry Chef together with a young team both in the kitchen and in the dining room formed at VIVA in Milan.
A la carte menu where the flavors of the raw materials of the Val di Noto and Sicily are enhanced by the creativity of the Chef. An internal room has a wood-burning kitchen, a total experience with seats at the counter to watch the show.
Since 2022 W Villadorata has joined the “Alleanza Slow Food“
Next opening Easter 2023
W VILLADORATA Country Restaurant
Contrada Portelle, Noto SR