Piedmont Cooking Class
From 200 points
Arrival in the afternoon at Malpensa Airport, where a private driver guide and elegant Mercedes Class S will be waiting to pick guests up to Alessandria. Check-in to a 4* Historic Hotel. A personal art guide will meet guests and take them to a walking tour of Alessandria’s “Centro Storico”.
Tasting-Menu Dinner wines included at 1 Michelin star restaurant. Overnight in the hotel.
Lesson n° 1: Home Made Gnocchi & typical dishes of Piedmont cuisine
After breakfast, meeting with the 1 Michelin-star Chef Jumpei Kuroda, who will lead guests in a shopping tour in some of its best suppliers. Cooking class on the preparation of traditional dishes of Piedmont region with the chef Kuroda at the restaurant of the hotel, who will reveal the secrets to prepare the best Rabaton, the typical Piedmont gnocchi. At the end of the cooking lesson, guests will taste the food prepared by themselves. Each course will be accompanied by superb local wines. After lunch, escorted visit of Gavi, an authentic piedmontese town and an isolated oasis of white wine in a sea of Piedmont red, set off the beaten track for tourists. Visit of a stunning underground wine cellar and wine tasting of four different Gavi wines. Gourmet dinner with local specialties. (Alternative: shopping tour at Serravalle Designer Outlet + dinner at Gavi restaurant). Return to Alessandria. Night at the Hotel.
Lesson n° 2: Piedmont Pastries & More
After breakfast in hotel, cooking class at Antonella 1986 pastry restaurant to learn the technique to realize the typical Piedmont’s “Hazelnut Cake” with the Maestro Stefano Laghi, three times winner of the gold medal at the Pastry World Cup. Visit of Antonella 1986 Chocolate Laboratory. Brunch after cooking class drinks included.
Transfer to Barolo for an unforgettable private hot-air balloon tour over The Langhe. Wine tasting with local appetizers in a winery at Barolo. Guests will receive a complimentary bottle of Barbera red wine. Exclusive dinner at Relais & Chateaux Castello di Guarene Restaurant. Return to Alessandria. Night at the Hotel.
Truffle hunt & wine tasting in Historic Winery
After breakfast in hotel, transfer to Monforte d’Alba for an amusing truffle & wine experience: a private Truffle Hunt with authentic trifulau and their dogs. After the experience in the woods, guests will be guided in the Cellar of a winery to discover how Barolo is produced; guests will discover the secrets of this underground mushroom and match with the local wines. After the experience in the woods, they will guided in the Cellar to discover the history of the winery and how they produce Barolo. Excellent food and wine experience in combination with truffles and a platter of cold cuts and cheeses from Langhe. Guests will receive a complimentary bottle of Langhe d.o.c. Nebbiolo red wine. Tasting menu lunch with drinks included in the pretty wine hamlet of La Morra in a restaurant with a stunning view of the vineyard-covered valley.
Visit to the historic wine estate Cordero di Montezemolo in La Morra. This lovely wine estate provides a great tour and guests will see their scenic vineyards and ancient Cedar of Lebanon before sitting down to a private and special private wine tasting of their flagship wines like their Barbera d’Alba, Nebbiolo, fragrant Langhe Arneis and elegant “Gorette” Barolo DOCG. Guests will receive a complimentary bottle of Barolo D.O.C.G. red wine. Return to Alessandria. Free time. Night at the Hotel.
Day Spa & private dinner in Luxury Renaissance Villa
After breakfast in hotel, transfer to Acqui Terme for a relaxing Spa experience at Spa Lago delle Sorgenti (2.500 square meters): guests will be immersed in a holistic & thermal path in 12 stages. Guests will have free access to all the spa areas: two internal pool thermal water 36 C°; one external pool thermal water 39 C°; Finnish Sauna; thermal natural grotto; different relax areas, sudarium of 150 square meters; two holistic rituals. Buffet light in the Spa. One treatment at choice of 60 minutes; spa kit. Return to Alessandria. Free time.
Private good-bye dinner wine included in a prestigious Renaissance Villa. Dinner will prepared by the chef Jumpei Kuroda. Return to Alessandria. Night at the Hotel.
After breakfast in the hotel, transfer to Milan Airport.
AMENITIES & FACILITIES
- Accommodation 5 nights in superior double room at 4* Historic Hotel at Alessandria
- 5 Breakfasts
- 1 private hot air balloon (hot air balloon flight; photo & video service, certificate)
- 1 private truffle hunt
- 4 wine tastings
- 2 master classes (shopping suppliers excellencies food tour + 1 cooking class typical seasonal Piedmont’s dishes; 1 cooking class typical Piedmont’s pastries)
- meals according to the program
- 1 spa day “The Great Beauty” package at Acqui Terme Spa (1 spa access from 10.00 h to 14.00 h; 1 treatment 60 minutes; 1 buffet light; spa kit)
- transfers in accordance with the program (Auto MERCEDES Class S 350 D 4Matic Premium Plus)
- tour leader during all the tour (from the pick-up at the Airport the 1st day tour to the delivery at the Airport the 6th day tour) – 6 h/day assistance.
Slc EXCLUSIVE3 complimentary red wines bottles + 1 complimentary white wine bottle for each guest!