What’s in a name? At Laurea, it’s history, tradition, and passion.
Rooted in the myth of Apollo, a laurel wreath has long been an emblem of achievement, triumph, and reward. Crafted from the branches of the native Mediterranean Bay Laurel tree, this ancient symbol still crowns the heads of Italian graduates, as they are awarded their degree, or Laurea.
In parallel tradition, if not in overlap, a single bay laurel leaf has also long imparted its exquisite flavor and perfume to humble, slow-cooked Italian dishes. And so, it is in homage to our dual heritage – both to our reverence for Italian culinary traditions and our pride in Princeton University’s excellence – as well as our belief that every triumph merits celebration, that we named Laurea. Festeggia oggi! (Celebrate today!), at one of the freshest Princeton restaurants with outdoor dining.