The heart of truffles & red wines
We got here yesterday (Thursday) & have had a wonderful time walking the streets of this lovely town, sampling the dishes (& wines) of the region.
I introduced Tania to an Italian tradition yesterday: porchetta (a white roll of roasted pork, cooked for two days, with onions, chillies & roasted capsicum.....with a pinch of salt & a bit of mayonnaise).
OMG !!!! It is so yum !!!
But I digress !!! We went to dinner at this little place hidden off a side street. It’s called “Barolo & Co No. 1” & it served some of the most mouth-watering food we’ve had so far. We went in there with an idea of what we wanted to order, but as it turned out.....we had this mini-degaustation of:
rare veal with olive oil & parmigianno; a selection of Piedmonte cheese & boiled chicken with rocket
a plate of “maltagliatti” (rough cut) pasta with this amazing cream of truffle sauce. It was SO good !!
Tania had the Panna Cotta while I had a selection of local desserts (because I could !!)
Served with a Reserve Barbera D’Asti & finished with a cafe “corretto”...it made for the best meal.
Today was spent in the Truffle town of Alba where we went nuts buying a selection of truffle-related products including Porcini powder (we’re going to try to make our own Porcini pasta when we get to India).