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Oct 23, 2012 09:24 AM

Traditional Piedmont cuisine and white truffles

Wy wife and have traveled to Piedmont for the truffle festival in Alba for the past several years but our two year old has grounded us this year. However, after finding some old notes on what we had eaten on our last trip I really longed for some of the Piedmont clasics such as carne cruda, agnolotti del plin with butter and sage, and tajarin con tartufo. We will be visitng NYC (TriBeCa) in a few weeks (from Boston) and would like to find a place that serves some of those traditional dishes. If they don't exist, any suggestions for places that are serving fresh white truffles would do.

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    1. re: kathryn

      I second Manzo. And if the restaurant is booked when you plan to go, sit at the bar. You get full service from the entire menu and the bar staff is very knowledgeable about food and wine. Buon appetito!

      1. re: kathryn

        Babbo and Del Posto would be great options, if you're ok with that price point.

      2. Barbetta is a mainstay of Piedmontese cuisine and I do believe they even have truffle hounds.

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        1. re: JungMann

          I'm no fan of the food at Barbetta . Barolo at one time had good food and it was food of Piedmont. I have not been to Barolo in many years, so I am not sure if the food is good these days. The owner , also owned i Tre Merli, ( Genoa food)

        2. Sorella inthe lower east side has tajarin, agnolotti, grissini, a few other Piedmontese specials, and a nice wine list with Piedmont wine. It's not exactly like being in Alba but close enough. The only other place I've found so far is in Seattle!

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          1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

            Would we be better served by going to Scarpetta or Locanda Verde? Barbetta's interior is quite interesting, kind of scary actually. How is the quality of the food (at either place)?

            1. re: Bridge66

              Neither Scarpetta nor Locanda Verde is remotely Piedmontese.