|Patty Boner enjoying the aperitivo rite at "La Farmacia"|
A guest of Turin Epicurean Capital 2017, she was very happy to make it back to Turin and try new foods and visit places!
Turin: An Italian Discreet Gem
|Turinepi17 lunch day 1|
Our first lunch was at Talmone. You can read about Turinese historic cafés on my first Sneak Peak on Turin ‘Curious in Torino’ where I have also commented on Talmone.
|Margherita Frari and Chef Marco Giachello|
Both Margherita and Marco appreciate and emphasize the importance of using fresh, seasonal produce. The Piedmont is a privileged region, where unique products can be found.
|Patty Boner chopping parsley for the bagnet verd|
The Starter: Tomino Cheese with Bagnetto Verde alla piemontese
I had the chance of staying in two different rooms (one with a bathtub and another one with a shower). Both were spacious, completely renovated, very clean, quiet, and comfortable.
On Day 2 in the round table we had the chance of listening to an astrologer with her new book (Linguaggi Simbolici), the American actor Daniel McVicar, a food blogger (The Watchful Cook), and Ilva Beretta, an awarded, food photographer. A special constellation.
|Turin fashion designer Adriana Delfino|
Because Turin is more than good food, in the afternoon Adriana Delfino showed us part of her clothing and jewelry design collections and explained her views about what is fashion for her.
|Lucia Andriolo presenting the sensorial aperitif at Qubi|
In the evening we met again in Qubì, where we all took part in a sensorial aperitif, conducted by Lucia Andriolo, a specialized psychologist. Comfort food and mindful eating were strong topics.
|Patty Boner, Lucia Hannau,Daniel McVicar Sanam Lamborn, Christina Conte and her cousin Denisa, Margherita Frari|
We ended up the night with a fantastic buffet prepared by Margherita and her team.
Oh, Day 3! That is when I had my turn in the round table. I really do not like to speak in public, but it was a new experience and I was glad that I could do it in Spanish. Thanks a lot to the interpreters. Besides, I was lucky that I had the chance of sharing the round with Carolina Stupino (Tastes of Carolina) and Amanda Courtney (Amanda’s Wine Adventures). Both are totally fond of the Piedmont and have good reasons!
Carolina and Amanda, the locals, showing me one of the many reasons why one should visit Turin: You can find the best ice cream! Like here at Mara dei Boschi.
|St Lawrence (San Lorenzo) church|
|Royal Library (Biblioteca Reale)|
In the afternoon we undertook a downtown tour with a GIA guide. It was a different way of discovering Turin; sightseeing with insider’s anecdotes of some of the city landmarks.
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read her gelato reviews in Turin and about all the restaurants and places she visited in June
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