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Friday, September 21, 2012

Pranzo - Enoclub Ristorante

We had been falling into a bit of a rut dining out wise so we've decided to try out a new restaurant. There's actually two restaurants in this building - on the ground floor a casual place called Caffè Umberto and underground in the cellars, a finer dining option called Enoclub.


With a couple of degustation options available we settled on the one with matched wines.



As usual, there's a great selection of bread - these were still warm from the oven, with the focaccia being exceptionally delicious.

We actually begin with an amuse


today it was slivers of tongue with the bagnet verd sauce. Incredibly tender tongue but the sauce was stunning - so vibrant, the taste of parsley so refreshing

First course:


Vitello Tonnato
Wine: Gavi DOCG 20120 Minaia

The veal was so soft you could eat it with a spoon, lovely piquancy to the tonnato sauce

Second Course:


Tajarin all'uovo con funghi porcini (Tajarin with Porcini)
Wine: Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2010

The pasta is made daily in house and this was just perfect - egg rich pasta perfectly cooked with a fantastic simple porcini sauce.

Third Course:


Piccione disossato al tartufo nero con purè di patate (boned pigeon with black truffle and mashed potatoes)
Wine: Cascina Baricchi Pinot Nero Brigante di Fuga 2006

Theres a secret inside that poned pigeon - it's been stuffed with prosciutto and more black truffles. So beautifully cooked, tender and juicy, the sauce rich and the potatoes silky smooth. An utterly heavenly dish.

Fourth Course:


Aspic di pesche e la sua salsa al Moscato d'Asti (Peaches in Moscato d'Asti Jelly & Peach sauce)

A perfect end - it's light and refreshing, the peaches ripe and juicy.


We are both quite impressed with this meal - everything was cooked to perfection, the quality was high and the price, an utter bargain. We'll definitely we be returning.

Details:

Enoclub Ristorante
Piazza Savona 4
Alba

Phone
+39 0173 33994

WEB

Please check the website for opening hours.

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