It was 2011.
Giuseppe Conti Papuzza, called Pepè: an extroverted, decisive and unpredictable chef; with just one word, Sicilian. He gathered more than ten years of experience in the “continental Italy” before arriving in Alba, Piemonte.
Vittoria Santoiemma: Welcoming, reliable, prepared, determined; with just one word, Apulian. After having left her job in sociology she followed her two passions, hospitality and wine, and found herself in Alba.
They met each other and they connected right away.
At the beginning the idea of working together felt like a distant dream but then it got real, when they bought the ancient Trattoria Pugliese in 2013.
And there they made their nest.