Relais San Maurizio

Truffle Café

Homage to Ernest

During his numerous trips to Italy, Ernest Hemingway came to know the Langhe area in 1948 when, upon arriving from America, he drove from Genoa to Stresa, stopping in the Asti area to sample the best vermouths of the area. Together with gin, Bacardi and champagne, vermouth was one of Hemingway’s faithful ‘travel companions’ and, indeed, it was right here in Italy that he invented the Martini cocktail. The author returned to Piedmont in May 1954, traveling from Milan to the French Riviera, stopping at the Café Arione in Cuneo where he savored their specialty — the Cuneesi pastries with Rum — purchasing two boxes.
Relais San Maurizio pays homage to the legendary writer with a choice of cocktails inspired by his life and works. The Truffle Cafè Wine & Cocktail Bar has one of the most extensive menus of wine sold by the glass: more than 40 labels that include sparkling wines, whites and reds, the pride of the Langhe production. Let Igor, our head barman, recommend something special for You.
At the Truffle Cafè, surrounded by the bright Winter Garden, we do serve a wide array of teas, served with different sorts of cakes prepared by our Chef Giovanni.