Restaurant in Alba Larossa
Il Larossa restaurant It is located in the heart of Alba and boasts since 2017 the prestigious Michelin star, obtained thanks to the commitment and dedication of the Chef Larossa and his wife Patrizia Cappellaro.
The restaurant in Alba is inspired by the Piedmontese tradition
and, at the same time, revisits ingredients from different gastronomic cultures.
There is no lack of experimental combinations, innovations and flavors typical of the Piedmont area.
Alba, a few kilometers from Turin, is in fact distinguished by the biodiversity that characterizes its territory: there are hilly areas, vineyards and uncontaminated natural environments, which give tourists the opportunity to discover traditions and typical products.
The Piedmontese dish par excellence is the Alba white truffle, present in many dishes including tajarin, that is Piedmontese noodles, and fondue.
The truffle, both white and black, remains the most appreciated dish for its particularly sophisticated taste and fame achieved over the centuries.
The black truffle in fact, already known in ancient times, grows isolated or in small groups, strongly linked to the roots of poplars, oaks; always used in the culinary world.
The white one instead, began to acquire value only in 1900, although it was already known beforehand.
In honor of this special ingredient, Alba hosts the International Alba White Truffle Fair every October.
during which the historic city center was transformed into a medieval village.
In those days typical dishes are served accompanied by atmospheric music and medieval-inspired games;
the same Larossa Restaurant takes part in the Fair with original and appetizing proposals.
Among the typical products of the territory, the tasty Albese meat, that is the carpaccio of raw meat, the braised beef in Barolo, the vitello tonnato, the famous Piedmontese Bagna Cauda and the pancakes of the Langhe.
As far as desserts are concerned, the stuffed peaches, the Langhe hazelnut cake and the meliga pastes are famous.
The restaurant in Alba Larossa fully reflects the traditions of the Alba area, in fact the chef Andrea Larossa and his wife Patrizia, in line with tradition, recommend accompanying meals with prestigious vini, produced right in the Alba area.
In fact, every year between the end of April and the beginning of May, Alba hosts Vinum, a wonderful event, to taste extraordinary proposals from the local wine world.
Among the most prestigious wines we find the Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera D'Alba, Nebbiolo D'Alba and Natural Moscato.
On this occasion there is certainly no shortage of tastings, quality street food, conferences, workshops with wines and even cheeses.
Other unmissable events in the Alba area are Il Palio degli Asini and the Giostra delle Cento Torri, on the first Sunday of October.
The Palio degli Asini includes a parade in which all the villages of Alba participate, which subsequently perform a theatrical show to recall the historical events that marked the growth of the medieval population.
At the end of the parade the donkey race, where professional jockeys they compete to reconfirm and underline the rivalry of the villages.
The Giostra delle Cento Torri, on the other hand, is the assembly of the city villages as well as the folkloric soul of the city; a sort of event in which all citizens participate, taking advantage of celebrating even in the restaurants of Alba.
Chef Andrea Larossa takes part willingly in initiatives that involve tourists and those who are curious to learn the secrets of culinary traditions;
in fact, he participated in the Food Genius Academy, a cooking academy that organizes in-depth workshops aimed at the public, where he was able to play the role of teacher during the workshop "Cooking is your passport in the world".
In addition, the chef always proves open to learning from everyday experiences and, even after comparing himself with the best chefs
like Carlo Cracco in Milan and Masayuki kondo in Alba, he still considers himself a "student of the world" from which he must draw inspiration every day.
The Larossa restaurant in Alba is 7 minutes from the historic center, where there are large squares,
neat and clean streets and, of course, the beautiful Piazza Savona, a meeting place where majestic period buildings and restaurants stand.
Every Saturday the main square hosts the Aleramic market, an opportunity for exchange between the many people who participate, and, no less important to visit, is via Vittorio Emanuele, with beautiful medieval and Renaissance buildings.
At the center of the Piazza del Duomo, the fountain dedicated to Giovanni Ferrero, who with his brother Pietro gave rise to Ferrero, as well as to the largest Italian confectionery industry, creator of Nutella.
Another great attraction for tourists is the Federico Eusebio Archaeological and Natural Science Museum, which houses Neolithic age tools, axes and ceramics.
Like the city of Alba, the restaurant of the chef-patron Larossa is also well impregnated with art and originality;
in fact, the chef himself has engaged in the creation and design of his kingdom, whose entrance is announced by a bright red door, aimed at recalling the tomato sauce.
The entire structure is striking for the extreme simplicity and refinement of the details, we think of the white walls that serve as the background for the paintings that frame the multisensory experience of Larossa's customers.
The harmonious compositions, the refined furnishings, the original dishes and the chef's cuisine are to be considered an integral part of the art present in the Alba area.
Finally, we can say that Alba is a multicultural territory, within which different cultures and traditions inherited from the past coexist.
The very structure of the city with its narrow streets and alleys, refers to the medieval era and the influence of other peoples of the past;
also the culinary tradition of Alba has its roots in times gone by, think of the truffle festival, organized for 89 years and, no less important, are the holidays inherited from the Renaissance period.
Visiting the city of Alba is a real opportunity which, in addition to satisfying all our curiosities, culturally enriches every visitor.
At times we will find ourselves displaced, as transported through the senses, to another era.