I am just starting to look into a trip to Piedmont for 2014. One of my co-workers goes every year and says we must go in late October/early November. We mostly go on our big vacation in late May/early June when most kids are still in school, but the days are long and the weather is usually pretty decent. But I'm willing to go later in the year if late fall is really the time to go. I do love truffles, so I see the appeal, but we are not the type of people that tend to spend $400 on dinner every night, so I'm not sure what the prices of dishes with truffles are and whether we would get enough out of moving our travel days to make it worth going when the days are shorter and its colder and more likely to rain. Don't get me wrong, we're happy to spend money on a great meal, especially on vacation, but I know myself well enough to know that we won't want to do so every night. We also love smaller, family run restaurants rather than the more formal ones, so I'm not sure if that makes a difference in terms of what the costs will be for dinners. Any advice you could give would be great! thanks!