+
Restaurants & Bars

Piemonte Fall 2019

jangita | Oct 20, 201908:20 AM     14

I have always wanted to visit Lago di Orta so we stayed the night at Cucchiaio di Legno https://www.ilcucchiaiodilegno.com/ and ate at the restaurant.
The seasonal tasting menu for €32/person was the perfect welcome to Piemonte. I wrote down all the courses but the most memorable tastes for me were the house-made cured pork and salami platter, the lemon risotto with grana and the melt in your mouth, veal stew. There was a cacao pasta course with cingale. They serve family style which kept me from over eating because I could just put a nice small taste on my plate. There were “grano arso” (burnt wheat) bread sticks that I loved too. There were 3 desserts, first was a pear and apple sorbet over chocolate crumble, the second was a plate of three: ricotta cake, coffee semifreddo and chocolate salami with marzipan cream. The third was small squares of a rustic apple tart and something they called "pasta madre" made from sweetened bread dough.
We drank a 2016 La Ca Nova Barbaresco for €30.

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Invite a friend to chime in on this discussion.

Email a Friend

More from Chowhound

New, Modern Twists on the Most-Searched Classic Thanksgiving Dishes
Recipe Round-Ups

New, Modern Twists on the Most-Searched Classic Thanksgiving Dishes

by Alyssa Jung | If you’re anything like us, Thanksgiving is your day. The chance to stuff yourself with juicy, perfectly...

Slab Pies to Feed a Crowd This Thanksgiving
Recipe Round-Ups

Slab Pies to Feed a Crowd This Thanksgiving

by Jen Wheeler | Whether you're team pumpkin or team pecan, pie is by and large a sure bet for Thanksgiving dessert...

13 Common Cooking Mistakes to Avoid This Thanksgiving
Chowhound Lists

13 Common Cooking Mistakes to Avoid This Thanksgiving

by Emily Payne | Hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful even for seasoned experts. It’s a complex task that takes...

A Keto Diet Approach to Thanksgiving Dinner
Recipe Round-Ups

A Keto Diet Approach to Thanksgiving Dinner

by David Watsky | It may sound like a herculean task but a keto Thanksgiving can be done and done well, leaving your...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.