Alba Truffle Celebration

Nov  23  –  26

An immersive journey into the secrets of Italy’s most sought-after gastronomic experiences: The Alba Truffle. Wine, dine, smell, taste and hunt.

Join me in a unique three-day adventure to get up close and personal with one of the world’s most exclusive foods. From truffle-match discovery at legendary local wineries to joining in a traditional truffle hunt and lunch, in the warm company of one of the region’s most highly recognized truffle families. 

Indulge in some of the ultimate ways to taste white truffles, Piedmont style, with home-made pasta from golden Tajarin to Raviolini di fonduta or del Plin in elegant warm-hearted local trattorias. Delight in another of the region’s natural delicacies with a visit to a Hazelnut producer and other local producers. 

Savour the exquisite tastes of the Piedmont region with the elegance of some of the best quality veal in the world in preparations such as Vitello Tonnato, Salsiccia di Bra and knife-cut Carne Cruda or the Lange speciality Carne all’albese.  Discover the diverse dining locations that best represent the region from a cosy family-run osteria, considered one of the temples of traditional Piedmontese cuisine to taking in the panoramic views at an exclusive Barolo restaurant.

Winery visits

Gaja

Experience this legendary winery with a full tasting tour. Take in the full environment and deep learning about local grapes and appellations from the most coveted wines in Italy. Savoir wines  personally selected by the Gaja family on each occasion of the entire trip.

Founded in 1859, the Gaja winery produces Italy’s celebrated and exclusive Barbaresco and Barolo wines. Current owner and president, dynamic-wine personality Angelo Gaja is credited with developing methods that have transformed winemaking in the country. 

Pira Luigi 

Breathe in the perfume of these great, dark and powerful wines, true to the high iron and clay content in the soils. Tar, iodine, smoked meat and earth are typical components in any vintage, and apparent in the world famous bottles produced  at the exclusive Pira wine estate.

The stunning site is on the edge of Serralunga, in the Italian subregion of Barolo in the Langhe. They produce a range of single-vineyard Nebbiolo wines from several of the Barolo crus, as well as a Barbera d’Alba and a Dolcetto d’Alba.

Immersive experience with historical family

What better way to get a 360° knowledge of this earthly delight, than participating in a truffle hunt and lunch prepared with your bounty in the warm company of Alba’s most important truffle families.  Truffle hunters for four generations, you’ll be given insider insight into their grounds, hunting methods and preparation techniques. Take in the sound of silence, broken only by the excitement of a “find” as you walk the paths trodden by past and present generations of trifulau.


Accommodation (Optional)

Villa d’Amelia

Relais Villa d’Amelia was born from the masterly renovation of the nineteenth-century Cascina Bonelli, in the heart of Piedmont’s Langhe region, a short distance from the town of Alba.

Sitting on the ridge of a hill between luscious woods and spectacular hazelnut groves, and a breathtaking view of the Alps to boot, Villa d’Amelia is the perfect starting point to discover a magic region, rich in flavours and traditions.

The hotel’s elegant and warm interiors and its manicured blooming gardens surrounding the villa create the perfect atmosphere one would find in a private home, where every guest receives carefully tailored services.

Villa d’Amelia can be booked separately at special rates. Please write to evelina@luxeat.com for more information.


Transportation

Domestic transportation during the tour is included, pickups and drop-offs will be done from/to Villa d’ Amelia.


The ticket price includes all food and beverages on the set menus during the tour, taxes, domestic transportation, tours and tastings.

The ticket price does not include flight tickets, accommodation, travel or medical insurance, and transportation to and from the airport.


The tour stars at 7pm on 23rd November and finishes on 26th November in the afternoon.


Refund policy 

Cancellations before 23rd October will receive an 80% refund; cancellations from 24th October onwards will not be refunded.

Only a small number of tickets are available

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