The association was founded in 2004 as the culmination of a collaboration for over te years between a group of chefs and restaurateurs, with the aim of creating a network of activities and promoting the traditional products and recipes of a unique territory.
The main goals that have guided the members from the beginning, even before the association was formed, are the promotion and enhancement of the Camunian agricultural products, through an active collaboration with local producers, authorities, the distribution chain and not only.
The associated restaurants to date are about thirty, spread over the whole of Valle Camonica and Sebino.ristoratorivallecamonica.com
Giving dignity to the territory on a plate was the challenge Camunian restaurants were faced with less than twenty years ago, caught between the depopulation of the mountains (and the consequent loss of the local gastronomic heritage) and the risk of compromising the offer, which seemed to be mainly destined towards tourists who were not interested in gastronomy. At the start of the new millennium, projects aimed at preserving local culture and products began to emerge. In the same period, also the interest in a revival of viticulture was taking shape: an essential element for the launch of a new Camunian catering. Today, even after a period of spectacularisation of the food culture, customers are finally very interested in the origin and particularity of the raw material. Valle Camonica knows how to enhance local productions and dines with locally-produced wine. Today Valle Camonica also broadens its horizon and invites the neighbouring territories of Sebino and Franciacorta to do the same. To give dignity to the territory on a plate, together.
The association is a meeting place where to face common problems and discuss numerous issues.
Cuisine is at the centre of our association, with the aim of promoting and safeguarding the Sebino-Camunian culinary tradition.
Promotion of a unique territory such as Valle Camonica and lake Iseo, between history, nature and culture.
Valle Camonica is laid out on an extraordinarily rich and diverse table: the products and ingredients are those of the mountains, while the culinary traditions and recipes come from the everyday history of each community, of each family.
Valle Camonica in Tavola (Valle Camonica on the table) tells of this great historical heritage, which is reconstructed and reinvented every day by our chefs, in the kitchens of our restaurants.
Valle Camonica in Tavola is a collective journey towards a new awareness of truly familiar food; a journey through ...
Valle Camonica features almost 100 km of landmarks: from the thermal baths – landmarks of timeless beauty – to nature, which ruled this territory way before us. Valle Camonica means flavour, with its gastronomy rich in tastes and delicacies, but also sport, thanks to its walking routes and the bike lane along river Oglio, which allows cycling enthusiasts to ride through the valley, following the river.
Not only sport, but also art: from ancient to modern times, Valle Camonica features hidden gems. Lastly, Valle Camonica features history and memory landmarks: rock engravings and old forges are the witnesses of a community which evolved over time, but always stayed connected to their roots.