ca'enne

11,000 JPY 〜
/ Guest
11,000 JPY 〜
/ Guest
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A rustic Satoyama-style Italian restaurant with wood-fired cuisine at the foot of Mt. Yatsugatake in Shinshu, with an adjoining prosciutto workshop

Twenty minutes by car from Chino Station in Nagano Prefecture, ca'enne is a restaurant in an idyllic location. Reflecting on the restaurant’s surroundings in Tateshina Kogen at the foot of Mt. Yatsugatake, chef Noriyuki Usui says, "I was excited to see similar scenery to the Italian forest in which I studied," and demonstrates his skills for guests here.

Usui hails from Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. As a university graduate, he was drawn to Italian cuisine, and after training at several restaurants in Tokyo, left for Italy. There, he studied at a starred restaurant in Piedmont and at a prosciutto workshop in Emilia-Romagna. After returning to Japan, he polished his skills at restaurants in Roppongi and Minami Aoyama before becoming independent. In April of 2020, he opened ca'enne, choosing the Yatsugatake area for its abundance in natural ingredients.

The cuisine at ca'enne is cooked with firewood. Grill ingredients over live fire, as if wrapping them, cooks and adds fragrance without losing moisture. Far from the bustle of the city, the restaurant is located in an expansive area where it can coexist with nature, and also allows for maximum use of live-fire.

The restaurant’s specialty is their naturally matured "prosciutto", cured by the prosciutto workshop established at the foot of Utsukushigahara Kogen in the neighboring town, making use of the chef’s experience at an authentic Italian prosciutto factory. In addition, vegetables and herbs are grown in the restaurant’s own garden. "I want to present freshly picked ingredients," Usui says. It isn’t uncommon for guests to remark on the aroma of herbs picked minutes before their arrival; in addition, wild plants and mushrooms from the local Satoyama woodland are also superb.

Popular for its pleasantly chewy texture, the restaurant’s pasta is rolled using a long rolling pin called a matarello instead of a pasta machine. Meanwhile, additional ingredients such as ayu (sweetfish), wild game, meat and eggs, as well as local ingredients from the Yatsugatake area are offered to diners.

There are a total of 10 seats at the counter, plus tables by an inviting fireplace. Guests can enjoy Italian cuisine as envisioned by chef Usui, served at the highest location at the food of Mt. Yatsugatake, while enjoying the company of family and friends. Truly a Satoyama restaurant worth visiting.

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Access
25 minutes by car from Chino Station (JR Chuo Main Line (Tokyo - Shiojiri)) (Parking available)

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Recommendation(16)

  • 30's

    Date of Visit: 5/2022
    東京から伺いましたが、決して便の良い立地ではありません。 しかし、時間をかけてもわざわざ伺うべきで、こちらでの食事自体が旅の目的となる価値のあるレストランだと思います。 レストランに入ると、奥様の柔らかい笑顔や厨房の焼き場にくべられた薪のはぜる音や香り、店内奥の暖炉など、癒し要素に襲われます。 そしていざ食事がスタートすると、自家製生ハムや、その土地ならではの素晴らしい食材の数々にも襲われます。 味が素晴らしいのはもちろんですが、料理が提供された際の食材の説明や、生産地のお話などもとても楽しく、あっという間に時間が過ぎてしまいました。 長野への移住すら考えてしまう、季節ごとにお伺いしたくなるレストランでした。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With Colleagues
  • 40's

    Date of Visit: 3/2022
    八ヶ岳を中心に信州の素材を巧みに調理される薪料理。 とにかく風味が素晴らしい。そしてどれも地味深く、実に美味しい。 野菜はどれも清冽で深い味わい。ジビエも丹念に薪で調理され旨味が深い。茸もどれも峻烈に味を主張してくる。唯一の海のもの、鰆もシェフのおっしゃる様に薪からの水分を蓄えてとてもフレッシュ。 カウンターで薪火を眺めながら戴いた2時間、とても楽しくお話も伺って満喫至極。 今度はどうにかして夜に伺ってワインとともに戴いきたい。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family
  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 3/2022
    料理も美味しく、また、シェフとの会話も楽しめたので。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family

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Courses

Lunch
Lunch course
11,000 JPY / Guest
Lunch
Seasonal course
14,300 JPY / Guest
Dinner
Dinner Course
11,000 JPY / Guest

Information

Name

ca'enne [ca'enne(カエンネ)]

Cuisine Type

Italian,Trattoria

Opening hours

Lunch:12:00~13:00 Dinner:18:00~19:00

Holidays

Thursday, Irregular Holidays

Access

字東嶽10222-25, Toyohira, Chino, Nagano

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