TOAST TO THE GOOD LIFE

Alba - Barolo - La Morra - Barbaresco - Piacenza - Parma - Modena - Bologna

 

Experience the best of the Piedmont during Alba's famous Truffle Festival. This is the appetizer followed by 3 days at the stoves of the Acadamia Barilla in Emilia Romagna to learn the best techniques of Italian cuisine.

 

Piedmont is a mecca for gourmands who come to sip its wines, nibble on its cheeses, savor its stupendous meat dishes, and lust for its white truffles. The cuisine here will be classic Piedmontese, rich and perfectly paired with the region's sultry red wines.

 

The sparkling jewel in the culinary crown is the famous white truffle, and it is celebrated throughout October at the annual Truffle Festival in Alba.  Alba, once part of the principality of Savoy, it thrives during the Festival and we will join in the revelry. First by exploring the truffle market, to learn what makes it the world's prized aphrodisiac, meeting those who make their livelihood from this treasured tuber, and then - by dining on them.  We will be hosted at the region's prized wineries set amongst the rolling hills, dotted with medieval castles and home to the noble wines of Barolo and Barbaresco.  During these exclusive tastings you to have a special dialogue with the wine makers. 

Highlights

  • Discovery of the origins of authentic Italian products and the roots of

  • Italian culinary culture by attending classes at Casa Artusi.

  • Be personally escorted through the Truffle Festival Grounds and festivities.

  • Experience gently rolling hills and vineyards surrounding the picture postcard pretty villages of Barolo, La Morra and Barbaresco.

  • Exquisite meals in the hillside villages and at Michelin starred restaurants like Piazza Duomo and 21.9 Ristorante.

  • Private tours of the best cellars to taste world's most unique wines such as      

  • Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Arneis and Moscato.

  • We seek out artisan farms and factories which produce all those specialties      

  • like the famed Castelmagno cheese in Bra, the real Parma ham, Modena's traditional balsamic vinegar, and go direct to the dairies where Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is made.

  • The sleek new Academia Barilla offers the best technical mastery, and is equipped with state-of-the-art professional practice kitchens.

  • Walk through the porticoed streets and ochre-colored vaulted colonnades of Bologna.  A visit to Eataly and Tamburini is a foodie's dream come true. 

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