The name “Sassella” comes from a hamlet of 60 residents known for its vineyards near where Chef Cristian Pontiggia grew up. In addition to working at two Michelin Star restaurants in Europe, Lombardy native Chef Cristian Pontiggia has received several awards from La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, an international gastronomic society. The Italian government recognizes him as a Master Chef, and he holds a culinary degree that certifies him as a Doctor of Enogastronomy. He headed kitchens in Bellagio, Italy, and the Four Seasons Hotel in London. Pontiggia did prior local stints at El Nido, Osteria D’Assisi and Steak Out in Taos.
“I love every region of Italy, and I’ve included on Sassella’s menu several dishes only found in small towns throughout the country,” Pontiggia said. In addition to trying a delectable taste of Cristians’ food at the restaurant, he will also be taking you into his new deli featuring authentic ingredients and gifts from Italy! Don't miss a memorable meal at Sasella!