After the disappointing lunch we returned to the ever reliable La Piola for dinner.
For starters, Paalo opts for his favourite - Misto di Antipasto
From top and going clockwise: Insalata Russa - Vitello Tonnato - Artichokes - Tongue with Red Sauce - Baccala with Green Sauce - Herbed Ham with Mostarda and Carne Cruda in the center.
I've gone for a more indulgent selection
Due Uove in Tegame
Two eggs, sunny side up - that doesn't sound indulgent you say. Hmm, what if we add something to it?
Oh hello, my good friend white truffle - it has been too long. So simple but oh so good.
Punto di Manzo con patate schiaccata
I think punto di manzo is brisket or at least that is what I think it is after eating it. It's been rolled and slowly cooked - so fantastically tender, it sits on roughly smashed potatoes and bathed in it's incredibly lush cooking juices.
Tagliata di Fassone
Lovely as always - tender and full of flavour - it is perfectly cooked.
Piazza Risorgimento, 4
12051 Alba (CN)
+39 0173 442800
Lunch - 1200 to 1430
Dinner - 1900 to 2200
Sunday Night and Monday
Sunday and Monday (June, July, August)
Always open (September to December)
between December and mid-January
from 7th to 22nd August
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