Mugolone brings on the table the true Sienese tradition, revised and renewed in a contemporary key. From those raw materials that since Sor Guido were an icon and not to be missed – liver, brain, pigeon, rabbit – the rediscovery of the typical genuine and truthful cuisine begins, far from the flattened and standardized stereotype that today too often is confused with the idea of home.
The flavors of Mugolone are a throwback to the ancient Sienese identity, an open city to the outsiders and with its city center made of the large roads, where the traveler carried foreign influences that mingled with autochthonous tastes: some of the key ingredients of the Sienese cuisine – from the tarragon to the spices of the panforte – in fact, they arrived in the city from faraway places and here they then took root, returning to a new life.
This is what Mugolone does: he re-appropriates the opening that Siena has put aside a little in the last half-century, returning to place the accent on the ability to discover the new, appreciate it, make it its own revisiting itself, always in full respect of what has been until today.
The techniques and knowledge – which, as in every field, even in the kitchen have marked the rapid evolution of the last fifty years – provide the tools to look at today and reinterpret a traditional kitchen in a contemporary key, with greater attention to the balance of flavors. Along with those, the experience of chefs weighs who – returned to Siena after seeing what happens elsewhere – carry with them a wealth of ideas, techniques, knowledge and raw materials that allow them to propose a traditional but not obvious cuisine, innovative but not eccentric.
There was no better place than Mugolone to give away this project which is also a challenge: a place where the weight of the sign and of the past confront you with the truest tradition and where, at the same time, it is nice to imagine new horizons. In Mugolone’s kitchen you have the freedom to be yourself, always looking to the past with the respect that a stimulus deserves and not with the fear that carries a weight.