To end our short road trip, we stop to grab dinner before heading home.
Gorgeous sun setting into the vineyards.
Sunset hues striking through the restaurant windows.
Vineria del Barolo is the partner restaurant of the winery Gianni Gagliardo.
Simple dining set-up.
We were choosing between 2 Barbera d'Alba since we wanted to have just a quick dinner and not drive back home too late.
We went with La Matta which was very fulfilling. I remember vanilla and dark berries. It had a body that required some meat.
Nice detail on the bottle.
We start off with a vegetable soup. I honestly don't remember what it was. It didn't leave a mark but I finished it cause I was starving.
We killed the bread platter as the apps were taking a while.
The appetizers land on this tile-ish platter. Stuffed pepper, veal tonnato, frittata, voul au vent and sausage stuffed onion just to name a few.. These may vary according to the season.
Loved the voul au vent con crema di raschera! It was basically a fondue of this semi hard and flavorful cheese in a small cup made of puff pastry.
This was called - battuta al coltello di fassone piemontese. In english - steak tartare. Yum!
The second platter I was less a fan of. Though the octopus wrap on the left was pretty good!
I appreciated the inventive way of serving.
What I had been waiting for... my favorite plin!! These are typical of the Piedmontese area. Plin are home-made mini agnolotti (a type of ravioli) stuffed with ricotta and spinach. These were tossed in butter and sage, then topped with Parmesan. In my book, these simple flavor combinations are what dreams are made of.
My dad's pork shank.
My brother's lamb chops.
He gave me one to try. Tender and well rested.
Someone enjoyed the pork..
The Pinoy in me requested to have the leftover Plin wrapped because I wanted my granny to try em. They did not have take out bags, so they gave me a plate as souvenier.. HAHAHA!
On the way home from Gianni Gagliardo, we spot a Lambo Gallardo! Sweet.
Vineria del Barolo
Serra dei Turchi 88,
12064 La Morra
T: +39 0173 500663