Visiting Piedmont means letting yourself be invaded by the beauty of a unique territory. Langhe, Roero and Monferrato, in addition to being part of the UNESCO World Heritage, are one of the most suitable areas in the world for wine production, which in this region reaches peaks of excellence. Here, wine lovers will have the chance to taste 42 DOC (Controlled Denomination of Origin) and 17 DOCG (Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin) labels: one of the Italian records, all to be tasted.
Not only: for lovers of good food and good living, in fact, Piedmont and in Veal Sirloin particular the Langhe have to offer a myriad of products and typical dishes that cannot be beaten, including flavors of mushrooms and truffles, handmade pasta, meat dishes and appetizers that are among the cornerstones of Italian culinary art. Not by chance, an important part of the journey, for those who stay in this territory, is often dedicated to the tasting of local products and wines, and this region is one of the most renowned ones for enogastronomical tourism.
Are you a foodie who is planning a weekend or a longer stay in Piedmont? Do you want to discover the typical Piedmontese cuisine and its many treasures? At the restaurant La Crota in Roddi, near Alba, you will have the opportunity to taste the specialties of the Langhe combined with the prestigious local wines. Starting with appetizers and following with the next courses, in fact, we will make you try all the best recipes of the Piedmontese and Langhe tradition, prepared to perfection as our grandmothers have handed down to us.
To open the dances, there is nothing better than an entrée such as our old-fashioned Battuta di Fassona with white truffle, prepared with two of the most popular ingredients of our territory: the meat of Fassona, a breed of cattle native to this area, and the prized white truffle (Tuber Magnatum), which every year in Alba is the protagonist of the prestigious International Fair. Another appetizer not to be missed is the Veal Sirloin in Tuna Sauce, a dish that rightfully belongs to the classics of Italian cuisine and whose goodness will never fade, cooked according to tradition and always with high quality raw materials.
To continue discovering the wonders of typical Piedmontese cuisine, at La Crota we will delight you with our homemade pasta: Tajarin with butter and white truffle, Ravioli del Plin with zucchini carbonara and Potato Gnocchetti in Verduno sausage ragout, strictly handmade according to the ancient local recipe. For those who wish, then, there is the possibility, staying with us, to participate in cooking classes in which we will teach you how to roll the pasta by hand just like our chef, to take home a unique experience and a trump card to show off to your guests! If you want to know more about our restaurant with rooms, click here.
Continuing with the tasting, a must for those who really want to know the typical Piedmontese cuisine, is the Braised Fassona in Barolo, diamond point of the second courses and of Italy at the table. Fassona beef is also the protagonist of our Roast-beef with porcini mushrooms, robiola cheese and black truffle, while those who prefer rabbit, another type of meat traditionally used in our regional cuisine, can try it with olives and Pelaverga wine from Verduno, or choose the Rabbit livers with caramelized onions and marsala. For truffle lovers, the Eggs in a pan with White Truffle are also a fantastic idea to appreciate the delicious hypogeum mushroom in all its splendor. Your mouth is already watering, isn’t it? Then discover our full menu here.
If you are planning a vacation or a weekend in the Langhe and want to stay in a place full of beauty, where you can relax and enjoy exciting experiences, choose the Crota di Roddi! Here, in fact, we organize wonderful excursions as well as wine tastings of the prestigious local wineries, and here you can participate in a Cooking School to learn the secrets of homemade pasta! Book your room now.
For any other information or request, please contact us without hesitation. We are waiting for you at La Crota to help you discover the treasures of the Langhe!
Tue-Sat: 12:30-14:30 / 19:00-21:30