Woo Hoo! Breakfast #2 at Baur B&B, and I was hungry!
Today's spread included the following:
Focaccia hot from the oven - Figasms (as our friend Palma calls them) - Proscuitto - Yogurt & muesli - Fresh strawberries, figs & plums - Fresh goat cheese with Acacia honey - Tomatoes & basil & balsamic - Fresh fruit drink (cantaloupe, strawberries, bananas) - Again, lots of good coffee.
And here is a closeup of the Figasms:
For those of you who don't know what a Figasm is - This name was created by Palma of Palmabella's Passions on Slow Travel when she first visited Baur B&B a couple of years ago. Diana knew that Palma was a fig fanatic, so she stuffed the figs with Gorgonzola and wrapped them in Prosciutto and sauteed them in butter. It was an orgasmic experience, thus the name Figasm.
We decided to drive to Barolo today. Micha marked the map for us with both the "fast way" and the more picturesque way. We decided to take the picturesque route on the way over and the highway route on the way back.
The road kind of winds its way thru the mountains, and the rolling hills of vineyards were just gorgeous. The grapes were heavy on the vines and almost ready to pick. Bill kept remarking how manicured the grapevines were compared to those in California.
Barolo was jammed with people and cars, so we kept going to La Morra where we stopped.
Tried for lunch at the famous Belvedere, but we were too late.
Had a late lunch at a little place in La Morra - a couple of pastas, a cold roast beef special, and a chocolate dessert.
A bonus was the entertainment provided by an accordian player at the restaurant.
The trip back to Acqui took about half the time it took to get there but was not nearly as picturesque.