The vibrant wine bars of Neive!
We’ve noticed there are so many fantastic wine bars in all of the villages! When it comes to food do you have any favourite restaurants? And what is a classic local dish?
“In the area, it’s actually hard to choose only one restaurant! We have many excellent ones. Here are some of my favourites: Bovio in La Morra, Bercau in Verduno, Boccon divino in Bra, Ugo Alciati in Fontanafredda estate, Tota Virginia in Serralunga, Il Centro in Serralunga too, Uve in La Morra and Locanda in Cannubi in Barolo.
Classic local dishes are: Carne Cruda di Fassona (think steak tartare), Vitello Tonnato (think Veal served in a creamy, mayonnaise-like sauce with capers & tuna), Tajarin (a golden pasta, often served with ragu), Agnolotti al Plin (tiny pasta parcels, filled with beef and cabbage, served in a cheesey, buttery sauce) Brasato al Barolo (beef & Barolo wine).”
Your winery in La Morra is fascinating – what else do you recommend visitors do in La Morra?
“La Morra is becoming one of the reference points for the area tourism wise, this is mainly thanks to the incredible panoramic views that you can enjoy from our Belvedere Square, in Piazza Castello.
From the tourist office starts all the trekking routes in the vineyards, you can visit many different wineries, including Marcarini of course. In La Morra we have the famous Cappella del Barolo, which became the symbol of this wine (in Brunate single vineyard). It is a very particular chapel, painted by Sol LeWitt and David Tremlett.
You can’t miss the Gelato on the high street and you must try the Barolo Chinato, Dark Chocolate and Granita flavour Moscato d’Asti! The Gelateria is very dangerous as it is next door to the Marcarini wine shop!”
Thank you so much Chiara and Valeria, it has been wonderful spending time with you and learning about Barolo, La Morra and the region of Piedmont in general! I highly recommend visiting!