Restaurants in Asti - The Cascinalenuovo
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The Cascinalenuovo is perhaps my favourite of the many good
restaurants in Asti. It is just a little way outside Asti on the way to
The restaurant has been a labour of love since the family that still runs it opened their doors back in 1968.
run by Armando and his wife Silvana, the restaurant is now in the hands
of their two sons – Walter and Roberto.
Walter is a great chef and runs
things in the kitchen – see picture above - while Roberto is in charge
of the impressive wine cellar.
The cuisine at Cascinalenuovo is
Italian, but most of the great Piedmont classics are still on the menu.
The menu begins with antipasti – try the zucchini flowers with a tomato
filling for a real taste extravaganza.
Next up are the starters –
my favourite is the agnolotti del plin which is one of Piedmont’s most
Main courses are always great; my tip is to try the duck
Desserts; everything is good though the
stands out, no thick and stodgy nonsense here – just melt in your mouth delicious.
In season they have a great six or seven course meal consisting of dishes made of Truffles – this area being at the heart of
Not the cheapest but really worth it if you have never really had a
chance to eat truffles. It is hard to beat eating truffles in the heart of the
world’s most famous truffle area and in the dishes that they have been
used in for centuries.
Follow their advice with wine too, they no exactly what pairs with each one of their dishes.
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