Planning on returning to the Piedmont next fall. We visit the area in early October and love it. We stayed at Hotel Villa San Carlo in Cortemilia and travelled extensively around the wine region. We had dinner only at Villa San Carlo since we were travelling we our 10 month son. This time I will travel only with my wife so that we have more flexibility. The trip will be a combination of food and wine since I plan to purchase wine directly from the wineries to bring back home. This time I will probably stay in Alba or Monforte de Alba. Planning to go to a diferent restaurant every day. So far in my research Da Cesare is getting plenty of support. I was planning on staying at Da Felicin but I'm changing my mind based on comments and the fact that the owner did not treat us that well when we tried for lunch without reservations. So if anyone can help with recomendations I will really appreciated.