Turin: Love at First Taste
|Mole Antonelliana is the landmark of Turin|
Breakfast at La Luna e i Falò was a special treat with fresh and dried fruit, nuts, homemade bread and cakes, and artisan jams.
|Aperitivo at Pepino's in Piazza Carignano in Turin|
Caffè Roma già Talmone – Vis-à-vis of the Porta Nuova Station, I had my first pistachio ice cream in Turin. I found it a bit watery and too sweet but, again, that is certainly all a matter of taste.
Caffè Plattì (1875) – This belle-époque café is also near the Porta Nuova Station, on Corso Vittorio Emmanuele II. We had some drinks and complimentary nibbles.
|Palazzo Carignano in Piazza Carignano|
They invented the “first gelato in the world to be served on a stick covered by chocolate: Pinguino® - the Penguin”.
Not because of its Michelin star, but because it is a gorgeous place to enjoy superb, authentic Piedmontese cuisine, and the chef, Matteo Baronetto, impresses with his innovative ideas. The dazzling staff is attentive, but at the same time easygoing in a way that it makes you feel truly comfortable.
Del Cambio walls carry a lot of remarkable history, and one can feel it being there, but it is also nice to see that it is open for el cambio without sacrifying essence.
Their wine list comprises 1,200 labels (of which 140 are champagnes) in 98 pages. We appreciated the sommelier's outstanding wine recommendation: Barolo Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio 2009