Born in Germany with Italy in his heart. Oliver Glowig fell in love with Italy 20 years ago. A great love ties Oliver to his Italian wife and the produce and flavours of this country, the ones he had made his own and he brings along with him every day.
First arrival in Italy is at the Quisisana Grand Hotel in Capri, under the guidance of Gualtiero Marchesi. Having earned his first Michelin Star at the Acquarello Restaurant in Munich, he comes back to the island of Capri at the Capri Palace Hotel & Spa, where, he leads his kitchen brigade towards 1 and then 2 Michelin stars in few years. In 2011 he moves to Rome, working in a place named after him at the Aldrovandi Hotel Villa Borghese. The success is immediate, resulting in 2 Michelin stars.
In parallel, however, the charm of the signature cuisine drives the heart of Oliver: so he gladly accepts the proposal of Felice Mergè – owner of the Poggio Le Volpi winery – to create together a new restaurant, unique in the world , Barrique.
On a hill facing east, Barrique is a place where the harmony between the interior and the surrounding environment takes shape through a mix of natural elements (soil, stone, sand) and materials reinterpreted to tell the story of the incredible relationship between soil and vines, between culinary culture and design.
The place where they stored barrels of local wines is now a “taste hub” offering high quality products, all created by Chef Oliver Glowig. A little grove, recreated using protected plants from the environment of the Castelli Romani Park, and a loggia decorated with wisteria welcome the guests to Barrique through an “immersive” experience.
Matter-oriented, elegant, with mixed black and gold furniture, with decorations that have their origins in the embroidery and lace of local women. Barrique is a refined place that offers an exclusive atmosphere for a gourmet experience that involves all five senses.