One day in Alba..
Im new here but have been learning a lot from the forums. I'll be in Alba just one day (lunch) and breaking my head as to which restaurant to have lunch. I am very interested in trying the local piemontese cuisine (typical) like carne cruda, etc...
If anybody can help me that would be great.
I am chooseing between:
1. Trattoria della Posta
2. I Bologna
3.Osteria dell Arco
4. La Libera
5. RISTORANTE ALBERGO IL GIARDINO DA FELICIN
Thanks in Advance to anybody who replies...
As a young lad when I was a cat-skinner, my mother used to boil a beef tongue so I could have tongue sandwiches in my lunchbox. I had been craving tongue, which my wife refuses to cook, until I hit L'Osteria dell'Arco in Alba. Starting with a Vitello Tonnato, then we split an Agnolotti dal Plin. While my wife enjoyed the Brosatto di Barolo, I had the Lingua di Viletto with verde & rossso sauce. The sauces were nice but they distracted from the excellent tongue. I put them on the bread, which was delicious. We accompanied this with a 2006 Conterno Fantino, Langhe Rosso, “Monpra”. I have previously posted about the dessert. My wife had the chocolate and hazelnut mousse, while I had the panna cotta with fresh pears. We had glasses of Moscato d’Asti with dessert, which gave my panna cotta a long finish like fine wine. This beats cat-skinning.
mvecin - Look for Erica's post on this board which has an extensive discussion on Alba. Based on her experience it sounds like Profumo di Vino in Treiso is a winner. I'm going to Alba in October and have been doing a good bit of research. Based on that, La Libera is another good bet as well as La Piola. Both are in Alba centro.