The renovation and re-launch of Baita Piè Tofana involved both aspects of brand identity and interior design. From one hand, the intention was to enhance aspects of historicity and the characteristics of recognizability of the chalet. From another to highlight the concepts of sophistication and authenticity foundation of the new management of Michel Oberhammer. Hence the decision to designate the historic sign attached to the façade of the chalet as a starting point for the brand identity project and use the payoff “authentic food and fine bottles” to describe the essence of the new commercial offer. The project conceived for Baita Piè Tofana aims to give a decisive twist to the image of this restaurant surrounded by nature at the foot of the Dolomites. All details were curated, from the interiors to the conception of the menus and the fine wine list. Recognized by locals and foreign people as a unique location in terms of setting, atmosphere and culinary proposal, the new management aims to make it become a real point of reference in the panorama of Cortina’s high hospitality. The project involved a total renovation of the dining rooms that led, thanks to the savvy hands of local artisans, to the consolidation of the original structure.
The interior walls and ceiling have been completely replaced by a new paneling in sandblasted and stained larch boards. The elegant combinations of fabrics chosen for the benches in dove-gray and petrol-green tones, the light linen curtains and the amber-colored copper lamps create a welcoming and elegant atmosphere, adding a touch of glamor to this traditional location. The traditional fireplace in the “Larin” room has been replaced by a new one that allows customers to eat around the firepit. The nearby room, with custom-made raw wood tables, is characterized by a large back-lit wooden and copper wine rack to underline the Baita’s oenological vocation. The result is a classy, elegant and welcoming venue, which despite being entirely different from the previous one maintains the magical and warm atmosphere that has always distinguished this location. A place to get together, feel good and enjoy a 360-degree experience immersed in the splendid scenery of the Ampezzo Dolomites.
Restaurant Baita Piè Tofana – Cortina d’Ampezzo
AUTHENTIC FOOD AND FINE BOTTLES – A delightful restaurant exclusively positioned in a peaceful corner of the splendid Ampezzo Dolomites, UNESCO World Heritage. An important part of Cortina’s restaurant tradition revisited with a contemporary spirit for those with a passion for the mountain, good food, and fine wines, where taste and elegance meet in the heart of the Cortina 2021 World Ski Championships and the Milano-Cortina Winter Olympic Games 2026.
The philosophy: AUTHENTICITY AND INNOVATION – A world of generosity and conviviality. Baita Piè Tofana tells tales of land, places, and people. Stories of tradition and dedication. On our table, there is no lack of authentic and genuine raw materials. In our glasses, we pour the passion of the winemakers who produce with the heart. Working with our carefully selected small producers we showcase the quality of these excellent raw materials through unusual flavor combinations and cutting-edge cooking techniques.
The kitchen: RESEARCH AND TRADITION – The menu is revised and integrated during all the year to serve only seasonal raw materials chosen among small Italian productions. Each dish is designed and made with dedication and research. A challenge aesthetic too looking for an Italian cuisine of high quality.
The Wines: TRADITION AND DEDICATION – This is Michel’s world and it simply could not be otherwise. A world of generosity and conviviality. Among the many wines he knows, for Baita Piè Tofana Michel has selected those that have left an indelible impression on him. The wine list tells tales of land, places, and people. A careful selection of tradition and dedication, with wide availability of larger formats to accompany any occasion.
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Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
Eye Studio – Alessandro Paderni
Falegnameria Menardi, Spolert grill, Unopiù, Ethimo, Gover Caminetti, Sipa Sedie, Toscot, Astro Lighting, Flos, Bolon, Tiziana Barison with fabrics by Rubelli, Dedar, Mark Alexander