Each city has its own institutions: for Turin, Baratti & Milano is one of those. There would be no need to say anything else, just by name every Turin man would look at him, as if to say: ‘do you want to win easy eh?’
Exactly, with Baratti & Milano you always stay on the safe side. Some history to better understand who we are talking about: 160 years of activity, in their logo they have the Savoy coat of arms precisely because the Savoys gave it to him as official suppliers of the royal house.
Here we are talking about the history of Turin, one of the fundamental places of the Turin cultural and social fabric where madame and gentlemen met to talk, sip hot chocolate and to give each other small and precious pleasures. Pleasures that we can all afford today, immersing ourselves in a Turin of other times in which the aristocratic and regal past ruled.
The entrance is located on Piazza Castello but we suggest you to enter Piazza Carignano through the Galleria Subalpina, a timeless corridor of unique elegance that is a prelude to the Baratti e Milano jewel. The solemnity of the place is already evident from the windows overlooking the gallery: golden silk curtains, stuccoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers, marbles and precious woods. All soaked in a soft yellow light that isolates those rooms from the outside creating full harmony and a beautiful effect, which really projects patrons in another dimension.
Now that the eye has taken everything in, sit back, relax and choose from the wide range of savory sweets: the Giandujotti, the Cremini, the Cuneesi, the Braidesi, and the Praline alla Nocciola Piemonte all offered in different and tasty variations. The other flagship of Baratti & Milano is the production of sweets: the “classics” embrace all the traditional flavors, including anise and rhubarb, stuffed fruit, liqueur, milk, mint, and finally the jellies. If you are lovers of the genre, they will enchant you to the point where you can not taste any other artificial jelly.
Baratti & Milano is a lively place at any time of day, from breakfast to dinner without forgetting the aperitif, which here in Turin has another name, Merenda Sinoira. Try this Savoy tradition while sipping a glass of Barolo or Vermouth, teasing the typical Piedmontese delicacies here and there.