la carte adventures

Compliment your holiday in the Piemonte with one of our half or full day excursions. Choose from the following options, or let us know if there is something specific you want to do while visiting the Piedmont.

Cooking Classes
Nonne & Cuochi (Grandmothers & Chefs)
We offer an array of cooking classes with chefs from some of the regions most notable restaurants as well as grandmothers who will share their home cooking secrets. Some classes are participatory while others allow you to watch and learn. Click here for a list of our cooking classes, or here if you want a custom cooking class arranged for you.

Truffle Hunt
October through December
We will go on a truffle hunt in the bosco (forest) with a triflau (truffle hunter). At one time the Magnatum Pico (known as the Alba White Truffle) grew voraciously throughout the region. With the increase in grape vines as well as the general global warming trend their numbers are diminishing as the price increases. Yet there is nothing else like this culinary gem. After our early morning truffle hunt, and an espresso corretto, we will tour one of the regions most notable wineries before we eat tajarin and other specialties in a classic family run trattoria.
Lunch included
€140 per person

Piedmont Wine Class
Barbaresco and Barolo are the two best known wines of the Piedmont Region. There are many other interesting and delicious wines from the region. This class will explore the wine zones and grapes that have grown here for centuries. We will taste a range of the white wines - Arneis, Favorita and Gavi before moving into the lighter reds; Pelaverga, Grignolino, Dolcetto, Freisa. Then the bolder reds Nebbiolo & Barbera and finally tasting the famous big "B"'s Barbaresco and Barolo.
€110 per person
inquire about arranging a vertical tasting with older vintages.

Truffle Class & Alba Tour
weekend only – October 4 through November 9
The Alba Truffle Market has become one of the most popular events in the Piedmont Region. Every October the confluence of the Nebbiolo grape harvest and the truffle festival shows off the best the region has to offer. We will enjoy a private class to learn how to evaluate truffles. We will then use that knowledge to the tour the Fiera del Tartufo with its incredible culinary offerings and truffle sellers. We will walk the historic village, culinary shops and cafe's of Alba.
€80 per person

Piedmont Cheese Class
Mountains and cheese are synonymous. The Piedmont Region is surrounded on three sides by mountains with the famous hills of the Langhe, Monferrato and Roero that bring their own offerings. This class will introduce the magnificent cheeses of the region.
€90 per person

Barbaresco & Barolo wine country tour
We will visit two Barolo producers and two Barbaresco producers, tour their wineries and the villages whose terroir is so unique it produces “the best wine in the world” according to Travel & Leisure. We will dine on Piemontese specialties overlooking the majestic views and learn the history of this significant wine growing region.
€ 160 per person -
including lunch with wine

Reigning as the capital of the Kingdom of Savoy for over 300 years, Torino became the first capital of the country of Italy after the Risorgimento. As a result the regal influence can be seen in their architecture, cuisine and culture. We will walk the arcade streets along some of the most stylishly sophisticated piazzas before visiting the regal homes of the Savoy family.
1 Day