The ground floor of the Hotel hosts the two Pontejel Restaurant dining rooms, furnished with an appealing Liberty style, and with panels hand-painted by one of the Barozzi brothers, Paolo, an esteemed painter and decorator. The chef will delight you with typical Tyrolean and Veneto dishes as well as specialities from the nearby Ladin valleys. The pasta is handmade and the wine list is varied to satisfy all palates.
The restaurant is at the disposal of hotel costumers but also for external non-residents. In both cases, reservations are appreciated.
Born and raised in Cortina d’Ampezzo, with a Trentino father and a Ladin mother, Marco Barozzi is loves his job, which he started as a youngster by helping out the legendary Auntie Gemma, in the kitchen. To complete his professional course of studies, he attended the Regional Hotel Institute Regionale (then in Auronzo, now in Domegge) and worked with the best chefs of the renowned restaurants in Cortina d’Ampezzo, gaining years of valuable experience.
His recipes tend to favour the traditional Veneto and Ladin art of cooking, but Marco loves all Italian regional cooking and often allows himself delicious digressions into a multiplicity of flavours. His menus therefore include many dishes that evoke Mediterranean cooking, sometimes mixed and enriched with local ingredients. Another of Marco Barozzi skill’s is how he uses the wild herbs that he handpicks in spring and summer and grows in a small garden behind the restaurant. “It was my healthy appetite”, he confesses, “that convinced me to learn the art of cooking. Today I’m really satisfied with my career”.