|Suspiciously smelling 'acqua e menta'- Americans think it tastes like Listerine but boy, the locals love it!|
Photo by Alberto Bonis
|Basilica della Consolata|
|Left to right: Reine Bouton and her son Jake, Jan Egan, Benedetta Oggero, Alberto Bonis|
As you can see, every detail at Antico Balon is studied to give you the feeling of eating at your old zia or nonna: the walls are painted to fake dust - don't be fooled though*, it's just a decor effect!
|Piedmontese tomini elettrici and with bagnet verd or green sauce served in a burnia or mason jar|
|tagliolini with mushroom served in an old-style alluminum pot|
No wonder you have to reserve with days in advance, eating out at Antico Balon is real treat and its desserts are even better 😜
|pizza with burrata mozzarella and Bra beef sausage|
|The quintessential Turin dessert: bunet with the amaretto cookie|
A note needs to be written about the restroom: a living tribute to the Italian cinema spanning from the 1950s to the early 1970s with realia and posters.
|luscious Piedmont hazelnut chocolate cake with raspberry coulis|
Eating, laughing, drinking, Reine and Jake left to see the USWNT winning the game; Miss Bee and Jan Egan stayed for some more laughters and Italian slang classes before calling the night off.
|who on earth has ever said no to panna cotta? Pure happiness with red fruit coulis|