Truffle hunting in Piedmont

In celebration of the Italian truffle season, Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has launched a four day truffle tasting experience.

In the world of culinary indulgence, there is one little treasure that is quite literally worth its weight in gold: the truffle. The Romans hailed them for their aphrodisiac qualities and today, chefs praise this small tuber for its unique taste and smell.

Piedmont is a land of mountains, surrounded on three sides by the Alps, with the highest peaks and largest glaciers in Italy. It is renowned for its contribution to food and wine, notably the white truffle – more delicate and aromatic than the more common black version – which grows between the roots of oak, hazel, poplar and beech trees near the city of Alba. For die-hard foodies, what could be better than truffle hunting in this wonderful region?

In celebration of the truffle season, which begins in the autumn and generally runs from the first week of September until mid-November, Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has launched a four day Truffle Tasting Package.

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The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan.

Guests will be driven via private transfer, to the neighbouring Piedmont region; and, under the guidance of ‘trifulao’ hunters and their specially trained dogs, guests will experience a two hour traditional truffle hunt through the woods.

On their return, the hungry hunters will enjoy a three course lunch in the fabulous Osteria dell’Arco restaurant overlooking the hotel’s tranquil Italian garden, and indulge in a selection of traditional truffle-infused dishes. For those visiting on weekends between 11 October and 16 November 2014, the trip will also include a visit to the famous truffle market at the Alba International White Truffle Fair in Centro Storico.

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The Osteria dell’Arco restaurant, Milan.

For more information please contact the Hotel Principe di Savoia on +39 02 6230 1.

The Truffle Tasting Package is available from 1 October to 30 November 2014.
The package is available for a minimum of three nights for two guests, rates from €555 per room, per night.
Rates are on a per room per night basis, with taxes and breakfast include, subject to availability.

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