After our two visits last year, we've been silently counting down the days when we'd be able to sample more of Enrico Crippa's food.
The hardest part is deciding which degustation option to take - we've decided to repeat our first experience and order La Degustazione +
As soon as we've ordered it's time for the amuse to begin
|Pasta with Aubergine Pearls|
|corn taco with herb creme, deep fried cheese ball, coco-mint meringue|
|creme caramel topped with miso glaze|
|foie gras mousse with campari foam|
|"olives" - stuffed with carne cruda and langostines|
|Insalata 21, 31, 41, 51|
|Orata al lemone e Pepe Verde|
|Melanzana alla Parmigana|
|Merluzzo, Zucchine, Zafferano|
|Carbonara di Gamberi|
|Crema di Patate Lapsang Souchong|
At the bottom is a slow cooked quail egg that has been steeped in lapsang souchong tea - across the top, a fine powder of lapsang souchong and in between the most amazingly smooth potato creme. It's an utter joy when you slice through the egg and it's gorgeous yolk oozes out.
|Filetto alla Pizzaiola|
|Agnello e Camomilla|
|Bonet di Zucca|
To finish - the petit fours (or petit nines)
|raspberry, pistachio, quinoa and chocolate wafer|
|chocolate coated hazelnuts tossed in cocoa|
|milk + grappa|
So has the year long wait been worth it? Resoundingly YES! It's every bit as good and more than we recall. The best bit is that we'll soon be returning and I can't wait.
Piazza Risorgimento 4
12051 Alba (CN)
39 0173 366167
Lunch - 1230 - 1400
Dinner - 1930 - 2200
Sunday Night and All-day Monday
Sunday and Monday (June-July-August)
Mid December to January
2 weeks in August
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