WOW! Finally a restaurant that I was truly impressed with…OSTERIA MURI VECCHI in BRA

BRA??? Yes Bra is the name of the town not what you wear on your ehemmm… renowned as founding city of SLOW FOOD.

Anyway, back to the restaurant… what might be the occasion you say for this beautiful dinner? Well partly because we went to Barolo to meet Megan, another American who owns a beautiful Tower that she rents out to guests right in the heart of Barolo. Breathtaking. It is always a pleasure to meet fellow Americans on Italian soil and she was fantastic…we chitter chattered away until they were an hour late for an appointment so we had to part ways unfortunately. If you want info on this apartment in Barolo visit www.torrebarolo.com. I can rest assure you that it is a FIND!

So off we went in Langhe but heading home stopped in this restaurant to celebrate my 6 years of being in Italy. What a fantastic ambience! The big heavy wooden door kept closed by a sack of rocks hanging on the other side. A warm candlelit environment perfectly decorated with wood wine barrels and old ladders and dusty bottles yet at the same time conveying a sense of moderness and cleanliness about the place.


As we walked in we immediately looked at the menu of the day written on the blackboard…hmmm.. yes.. I will have the homemade gnocchi with tomato sauce and basil! Finally no castelmagno!


Claudio finally got eat meat and chose the cinghiale (wild boar!)


We ended the meal with Martin Sec pears and candied walnuts soaked in red wine and let me tell you it was delicious!


The prices were incredibly reasonable and we had a full-bodied red wine that I had never tried called ROERO SUPERIORE. What a beautiful night and good way to remember why I am here!

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