The best vitello tonnato I ate in Langa and a fantastic vertical of Cogno Barolo Ravera

best vitello tonnatoNearly every restaurant you visit in Langa serves the Piedmontese classic vitello tonnato (one of my all-time favorite dishes).

Of the three places (in two and half days) that I was served the dish, my number-one, top, best was Osteria More e Macine in La Morra.

Just look at that sexy presentation and the yellow of the tuna sauce (from the rich egg yolk used to whip the housemade mayonnaise).

barolo ravera best ratingAnother highlight of my sojourn was a vertical of six vintages of Barolo Ravera by Elvio Cogno with winemaker Valter Fissore yesterday.

Such beautiful, elegant, and focused expressions of Nebbiolo. My favorite vintages were the 2008 and 2011. Look out also for the 2006: it’s very tight at the moment but I’m sure it is going to deliver in the long term.

Thank you, Valter!

Posting on the fly this morning as I head down to Montefalco and then on to Ascoli Piceno…

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