La Crota: food, wine, relax and much much more!

La Crota was founded in 1983, by Danilo and his parents, and later on his wife Daniela and his daughter Valentina took part of this project. After some years the family bought an old farm and move the restaurant downhill, close to the original site: in 2005 the new La Crota opens its doors in a spacious yet traditional space with two halls, an indoor garden and, of course, the cellar – (crota, in dialect). Danilo’s philosophy is based on fresh products and homemade receipts, made with love to deliver the best service. If you are looking for the ideal place to stay overnight in the heart of the Langhe, La Crota is for you: here you can relax and rejuvenate in the tranquility of a territory of unique charm. This is also the perfect place to enjoy the Piedmontese culinary delicacies, where to spend a relaxing weekend, surrounded by the beauties of the Langhe; a place to take cooking lessons or simply taste of the best local products. We have in fact a cooking school where the Chef will show you how to make handmade pasta and we also organize tastings of the most famous Piedmontese wines. Our rooms Our comfortable and quiet rooms are ideal for a romantic weekend or a short break. The style is modern and pace

to traditional design, to welcome you warmly and put you at ease instantly. There is also a Jacuzzi in the garden! Restaurant La Crota Recreating the tastes of the most authentic and genuine Langhe cuisine is our ultimate objective. We proudly carry on the tradition of the classic handmade pasta, according to the methods passed on by our grandmothers, and of the dishes seasoned with mushrooms and truffles, the two ingredients that have marked the culinary history of these lands. Simple and blunt like its people, the Langhe cuisine is not very elaborate, but it really is tasty. As the fundamentals we have the typical ingredients of the Mediterranean diet: wheat flour, which is used to make the famous tajarin- reminiscent of tagliatelle,and fresh stuffed pasta (the Plin, small ravioli with a meat filling and sealed with the distinctive “grandma’s pinch”). La Crota cuisine Hazelnuts and pine nuts are two other well-known products of these lands.They are used as basic ingredients for traditional sweets together with chocolate, another famous Piedmontese specialty. The woods of the Langhe form an ideal habitat for mushrooms and in particular truffles, the specialty of Roddi and the area around Alba. Wine is of course our main product: pair it with the meat in the Brasato al Barolo, one of the most famous main courses of the Italian cuisine, obtained by macerating the sottopaletta (an italian shoulder subcut) with wine and spices for an entire night. The result is a dish with a very rich and pleasantly savory aftertaste, which you won’t forget. We are easily reachable from Turin and Milan by highway, and by bike from the train station of Alba. There is a Shuttle service and private parking for those who come by car.

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