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Follow The SapienStone truck on its road accross Europe,

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SapienStone & Stumpp Küchen

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The Sapienstone 4-wheeled showroom opens its doors to end customers.


Zurich: art, design and chocolate!

While travelling through towns, cities and countries to reach the destination of our next event in Germany, we took a short break in one of Switzerland’s liveliest, trendiest and most multicultural cities: Zurich.


SapienStone & Alema Srl – Policoro

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We returned to the South of Italy for the new leg of our #AroundtheTop tour. This time we were guests at Arte Marmi in Policoro for a special day, organised in partnership with Alema Srl.

Tortellini with cream sauce

In Emilia/Romagna this filled egg pasta is traditionally eaten in broth on Christmas Day; it is also served with cream, béchamel or butter and parmesan cheese in Emilia, or with meat sauce in Romagna.

SapienStone “Around the Top” – Verona

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 “Around the Top” returned to Italy for the second leg of our tour. This time our truck was located in Verona, in the enchanting Valpolicella area.


Area 30 – Löhne

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Our travelling showroom has resumed its European design tour after the summer break.


Sauerbraten is a strongly flavoured traditional German dish of marinated and braised meat.


SapienStone & Alema Srl – Lecce

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SapienStone holds its second event in Italy in an outstanding location.

SapienStone & Iris Store – Naples

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After spending months in Spain and Germany, the SapienStone truck is back in its home country.


A lighter version of a risotto which is traditional in Milan, and now all over Italy, made without bone marrow but with the addition of a saffron cream sauce.


Leipzig, the new “hipster” capital

We stopped over at another really cool place on our way to our upcoming event in northern Germany.


SapienStone & Just Open Days – Hartha

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The second stage of our #AroundtheTop German Tour ended last weekend.


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After its tour of Spain, our truck will continue on its journey through Europe. For the whole of the month we will travel Germany with our special itinerant showroom, presenting the excellent quality SapienStone kitchen tops made in Italy.



Sacher Torte with Raspberry and Star Anise Jam

For over a century people have been searching for the original recipe of the world’s most famous chocolate cake: the Sacher Torte. The original recipe is said to be jealously guarded and kept secret from the world.


In discovery of Barcelona’s gastronomic markets

We are about to conclude our full immersion in Spanish design and flavours, but we make one more stop in Spain before returning to Italy and preparing to set off for new European destinations on our around the top tour.


Crema Catalana - Catalan Custard Cream

A traditional Catalonian dessert, Crema Catalana is now served all over Europe. It is a delicate custard cream, similar to crème brûlée and crème caramel but considered far superior to it in Spain – provided it is made correctly, in the traditional way!

SapienStone & Cupa Stone Open Day - Madrid

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We continue our voyage promoting Italian-made excellence all around Europe. After Valencia and Alicante, our truck headed to Madrid for a very special day of cooking and design.

A glimpse of the land and history of Cervantes

On our way to Madrid for the next event!

Our truck is travelling the road between Novelda and the capital.



The Basque people constitute a separate ethnic and linguistic group of their own, and their cooking might also be considered a world apart. The Basque Country is a small region but its cuisine varies greatly, along with its geography. One traditional dish is piperrada, made with garlic, onion, tomato, red and green peppers, black pepper and olive oil and eggs: a favourite recipe because the colours of the ingredients recall the Basque flag (white, red and green).

SapienStone & Stonelink Open Days – Alicante

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A special appointment with Italian design in Alicante: the SapienStone truck has come to the city of Novelda for a three-day celebration of design and food.

Are there really such things as pink lakes and buildings shaped like cicadas? In Alicante, there are!

After an intense week at the trade fair, the SapientStone truck gets back on the road, heading for Alicante. As we prepare for our next appointment with Italian design, we offer our readers a few excerpts from our travel log so far.


What to see in Valencia? Don’t miss the Ciutat de Les Arts I Les Ciènces!

On our tour of discovery of kitchen countertops – and more – we spent a few days in the lovely city of Valencia.



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Here we are in Valencia, the first major stop on our “Around the Top” tour, as SapienStone brings its special stand on wheels to Espacio Cocina – SICI, one of Spain’s most important kitchen trade fairs.


A city within the city in Marseilles: Cité Radieuse

On our voyage through the lifestyles and design of European countries, we recommend stopping at the Unité d'Habitation de Marseille conceived and planned by Swiss architect Le Corbusier.


Daube Provençale

French cuisine is renowned for being as complicated and difficult as it is fascinating. But in actual fact French cooking is all about local recipes, which need no sophisticated techniques, just simple respect for the ingredients, their times and integrity.


Around the top: the voyage begins

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One truck, two kitchens, a trip around Europe to show off and talk about an all-Italian product and discover new sources of inspiration and innovative new suggestions in Europe’s greatest capital cities.

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