The Langhe in 2 days
Why choose Piedmont for a food and wine weekend?Piedmont is on top of the list of the places to choose from to experience a memorable food and wine weekend! Among its strengths, the region boasts numerous dishes and typical products, as well as excellent wines in the area.
A food and wine weekend in LangheLanghe, the historic region straddling the provinces of Cuneo and Asti, is particularly well known for its hills and magnificent quaint villages. However, the area's gastronomic culture is massive, which is why Langhe is your destination if you are a food and wine lover. A Langhe food and wine weekend is what you should be planning. Two days full of typical products, such as the famous white Alba truffle. The dishes, as well as cheeses, are still prepared following tradition. Among all the sweet specialties that you can taste on your food and wine weekend in Langhe, you can always trace the inevitable chocolate. Not to mention the great red wines – first of all Barolo and Barbaresco – to be savoured in the most renowned wineries of the area.
What to see in Langhe in two daysIf you wonder "what to see in Langhe in two days", you should know that there are many attractions and villages to visit. A must see for a food and wine weekend is definitely Alba, made famous by the truffle festival. For this reason, we recommend that you visit it in October or November, so that you can enjoy the festive atmosphere even more. It is a family-friendly town, with large pedestrian squares where you can admire the stately palaces and churches – among which we recommend the Cathedral of St. Lawrence with its magnificent colours. What else to see in Langhe in two days? Surely Grinzane Cavour with its castle that was the home of the famous Count. The world white truffle auction takes place here every November. Finally, there is the village that gives its name to one of the best-known wines in the area: Barolo. Here too, you will find a magnificent castle, the Falletti castle, home to the museum of wine and the regional wine shop. For the more curious ones, the corkscrew museum, located a short distance away, is worth a stop.
Let us think wider towards our food and wine weekend in PiedmontIf Langhe is not enough and you are ready to go for a food and wine weekend in Piedmont, here is a rundown of the typical dishes. As for pasta courses, “Agnolotti del Monferrato” or “del plin”, is simply the most famous one; wonderful handmade ravioli stuffed with a mix of different stews and a hint of vegetables. Among main courses, let us give credit to Barolo braised beef (a stew of Fassone meat cooked for a long time in wine) and to our mixed fried platter in Piedmont style, a dish of poor origins, initially thought to avoid wasting less noble parts of the animals. Eventually, you cannot stand back from tasting Bagna Cauda during your food and wine weekend. Bagna Cauda is a simple dish made of a fairly strong sauce created with garlic, anchovies and extra virgin olive oil, in which we dip cooked and raw vegetables.
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