"tuguri": hovel in the Alghero dialect
Despite of its name, this is a cosy little place situated right in the heart of the
old town, facing one of the typical cobbled streets of Alghero. It's a true laboratory of experimental
cuisine, a favoured meeting place of connoisseurs studying and researching all the aspects of
Mediterranean and Catalan gastronomy.
Located in an antique dwelling in the centre of this historic Catalan town, Al Tuguri is a must-visit
for the lovers of taste. They are all attracted by the skilful counterpoint between fresh inventiveness
and strict tradition, that is the secret of its cuisine.
The restaurant is on three levels. On the ground floor there is a drawing room with several sofas
surrounding a large fireplace [see picture].
Above is the actual restaurant, reached by bare sandstone stairs,
with a capacity for just 24 in view of the kitchen. From here a wooden staircase takes up to the
upper floor which is yet more intimate and exclusive [see picture].
Benito Carbonella is the chef and owner of Al Tuguri. It is him who after organizing the kitchen
preparation hosts the dining. He will warmly reccomend the dish of the moment, depending on the
day's catch, and advise the best wine accompaniment to perfectly combine
tastes in respect of the Alghero tradition.