ca'enne

8,250 JPY 〜
/ Guest
8,800 JPY 〜
/ Guest
  • Anniversary Services

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 20 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(10)

  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 9/2021
    土地の素材にあったお皿の数々を楽しませて頂きました。 薪の料理は感動的です。 また薪の燃える時に出る『パチパチ』という火の音で北イタリアを思い出させて頂きました。 生ハムは香り高く美味でした。 熟成ですからこれから年月を重ね更なる進化を期待しています。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Date
  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 9/2021
    味も量も良かったです。そして、また行きたいと思いました。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family
  • 30's

    Date of Visit: 9/2021
    素敵な外観と内装、暖炉とキッチンの薪の音、ほのかな煙の香り、と全てが特別な空間で、素晴らしく美味しいお料理を堪能させていただきました。 シェフお一人を我々で独占させていただき、特別な思い出となりました。 季節やその土地のものを取り入れたお料理は、一皿ずつの感動があり、美味しいものをいただけることと美味しいことを共有できる幸せを感じました! 是非また伺いたいと思っております! ありがとうございました。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Anniversary

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Courses

Lunch
Omakase Course
8,250 JPY / Guest
Dinner
Dinner Course
8,800 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:18:00~20:00

Holidays

Thursday, Irregular Holidays

Access

字東嶽10222-25, Toyohira, Chino, Nagano

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