MERENDA REALE ® a dip in old-fashion settings
Merenda Reale ® is a not -to-be-missed ritual following the "peculiar customs" of the18th century Savoy Court. In this version the hot chocolate
, whose cocoa beans were brought from America to Piemonte by the Savoy family, plays a leading role. Moreover, it celebrates the noble art of pastry making
in Torino with its "bagnati" (biscuits for dunking) and some chocolate specialties.
The "reverence" for chocolate continues also in the 19th century, a period in which cafés flourished in Torino as a place for meeting, culture and politics. There you can drink a Bicerin
, the traditional morning beverage together with sweet delights of the noble art of patisserie.Garibaldi and parisien, chifel and democratic, biciolan and pan gindru
are just some of the names of the new sweet delicacies created in the 1800s for best accompanying the new drink.
: every week-end
MERENDA REALE DAY IL 30/10/2016
On Sunday Oct. 30th at 4:30 pm all the participating establishments will simultaneously cater the Merenda Reale®. On the occasion, a pleasant surprise will make this a one-of-a-kind event.
WHERE: in some historical cafés in town or in the cafeterias inside some Royal Residence of Piemonte. For the list of cafés see above the "participating establishments" section.
PRICE for MERENDA REALE 18th century style: €10,00
PRICE for MERENDA REALE 19th century style: € 12,00
Are you a group leader, a Travel Agency or a Tour Operator? See more details on www.turismotorino.org/EN/merendarealegruppi