The style of our food has several precise characteristics: the importance of produce, all produce is rigorously selected on the basis of quality, provenance and seasonality; simple technique and maniacal care in execution result in dishes with great purity of flavour. Our suppliers are all small boutique producers who have been selected throughout Italy after many years of research, this ensures we have access to the best quality produce possible. We do not adhere to a zero food miles philosophy as we do not want to forgot the opportunity of using the many flavours and aromas of produce from other Italian regions.
Azienda agricola La Gramola
Our menu changes monthly, with the exception of our â€śevergreenâ€ť dishes (RatanĂ signature dishes that are always on the menu), ensuring that it fully reflects the seasonal character of our produce as well as the ethical approach to agriculture adopted by our suppliers. Our wine list is also in continuous evolution and never static; there are always new discoveries to be made, established producers offering new interpretations or stand-out vintages to be had.
Some bottles are kept in our cellar to mature so they can be better enjoyed at a later date.
The ethics upon which the Slowfood movement is based represent a model for RatanĂ , many of our choices are guided by this model. The concept of good, clean and right is not only relevant to produce itself but also to the work ethic adopted by our suppliers. A great chef looses before heÂ even starts if his choice is to work with produce obtained from intensive and unsustainable agricultural methods, inevitably these products willÂ be soulless. Only when a chef chooses to work with produce that is produced in a sustainable way can its inherent quality and territorial character be expressed through the flavours and aromas of a dish.