An invitation to Piedmont

Precious black and white diamonds

World best truffles market and cuisine

Top chef – top wines – top cuisine

Dear Friends,
After the successful 4th edition of the Salone del Gusto tour we have received several enquiries for the availability on the next tour but, unfortunately, as you know the next edition of our Salone del Gusto tour is not until October 2014, HOWEVER there is an option for those of you who cannot wait that long to visit Piedmont and enjoy its exquisite wines, cuisine, and landscapes.
Carlo and I have come up with a nice idea for those who prefer not to wait two years before taking an extraordinary culinary tour. In addition to a rich offering of cultural and culinary experiences, the itinerary will include the International Truffle Market in Alba, a foodie’s paradise.

The truffle market is a true spectacle allowing you to observe “trifulao,” as truffle hunters are called in Piedmont, sell their precious finds. Buyers smell and re-smell the valuable “tartufi” before settling on a price. This year the average price was in the range of $5700 per kilogram, about $170 per ounce. Severe drought in Europe made this product more expensive than ever. The market offers more than truffles – it’s a close up of Piedmont’s incredible wines, cheeses, mushrooms, preserves of every kind, chocolate, and torrone made with the delicious local hazelnuts known for their flavor and quality. There are so many tempting specialties and an opportunity to learn about the products by talking to the producers and tasting at will.
The tour includes two full day visits of Torino, an elegant Italian city that has perfectly preserved all the richness the royal family of Savoy left behind after the Monarchy fell in Italy in I946. There will also be winery visits and wine tastings, cooking classes, outdoor market visits, even a spa session (optional not included in the package price), chocolate tasting, and an extensive tour program to visit some of the most popular wine villages of the Piedmont Langhe area. You will even experience a truffle hunt with dogs.

The package includes 8 nights accommodations, breakfast and dinner daily, transportation throughout the tour, wine tastings and cooking class as indicated in the itinerary, entrance fees when required, wine with meals, local professional guides, a bilingual tour escort.

Tentative dates are October 6-13/2013. Click here for more info and details – Piedmont Cooking & Truffles tour is © 2001-2020 Gabriele's Travels to Italy. All rights are reserved.
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