Our day began in the small town of La Morra, right outside the gates of Arborina Relais. A tiny gem in this beautiful valley, we walked the streets early in the morning, and we got to taste the famous torta dei noccioli, a cake made from hazelnut flour and the paste of hazelnuts; mama mia! I bought the flour, hoping to try it when we get back to the states,.
|this was the only day we could really see the alps, the other days were a bit to grey with a bit of overcast|
Marquese di Barolo.
|As we arrived, they were pressing the Dolcetto grapes|
|Carrot souffle for the vegetariana|
|Dr. C's 2 minutes as royalty|
|Traditional Tajarin egg noodles, made with 30 egg yolks|
|The museum of corkscrews|
|We happened upon this bakery and they were making the grissini, which came from this area--they make them everyday|
|The dough, flour, water and a bit of yeast goes into the machine and is cut, then arranged on the pans, and baked|
cantina Mascarello. They usually don't give tours to groups, but our famiglia Angelini from Enoteca Properzio arranged this visit, and it was amazing. Small production wines in a family business, we had a great wine tasting with Elena, and then her father showed us his fermenting rooms.
|On the left Giuseppe Mascarello and our guide Lucia|
|Another Insalata Russa|
|Tajarin with meat ragu|
|And we end another amazing day in Barolo country. Tomorrow a cooking class with Chef Matteo Morra, not sure if I will sleep! Ciao for now.|