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... authentic item! Wow!
We were each able to taste a tiny bit or two of truffle during our time in Piedmont, and have to say that our palates must be very common, as we really couldn't see that the taste warranted all the fuss!
In addition to truffles, the region is home to some fantastic (and on this we all agreed) wines - namely the Barolo and Barbaresco wines. We visited both towns during the week, and tasted both varieties. There are ...
Saturday Oct 11 After another huge breakfast spread we drove via Asti to the Cascina Castlet winery in the foothills of Costigliole d'Asti. The 25 hectare property is owned by Maria Borio who inherited the winery from her father in 1970. They grow Barbera, moscato and uvalino grapes. We toured the wine making areas including the vintage cellar where old wines are kept and in the original cellar we tasted 5 red wines and one moscato with the wine maker. We visited Asti for a quick lunch ...
... end of the weekly market. The smaller towns we have visited still close down between about one and four, but we have seen an increasing number of places that no longer follow this tradition. In the late afternoon we headed to a Castello (castle) restaurant, Bellavista, for the third of our cooking classes where we prepared some Piemonte specialties. We made pasta from ...
... polenta with a cheese sauce, slow cooked beef with potatoes and finishing with gelato. Needless to say no one was having dinner that night. From there we made our way to our hotel in Aosta and had a quiet stroll around this ancient Roman town before bed. Thurs Oct 9 A two hour drive saw us arrived in Pollenzo to visit the XIX century estate called The Agency which once belonged to King Charles Albert of Savoy. It is now a university which attracts people interested in ...
... Milu B&B, a stylish room in a lovely house on the outskirts of town.
An old gentleman greets me at the door. He speaks no English but soon has his granddaughter on the phone. It is she who runs the B&B and her English is good. It's a bit pricey at €39 with a DIY breakfast provided in the room.
But it's late and the room is comfortable, so I stay.