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Alba - Hanging around Town

The sun is out this morning - yeah! We got another late start and arrive in central Alba (again) during the mid-day closing.

We did find a great gelateria that was open and sustained ourselves with a couple of scoops (actually, Bill had three).

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We had been told that there was a Michelin-Star restaurant in Alba named Piazza Duomo, so we tried to find it. Not that we wanted to eat there because it was 100E for just the tasting menu (no wine), and we had already had our "splurge dinner". We found the location and at least got to see the menu.

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As we were heading back to our car, the heavens opened up, and it rained harder than I have ever seen in my entire life. We got under the tent covering of one of the sidewalk cafes, but that ended up being a huge lake, so we ran under one of the porticoes until it slowed down a little so we could get to our car. I had an umbrella, but I got soaked anyway.

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I am hoping that this downpour didn't disrupt the Slow Food Cheese too much, but I suspect that it did.


Back to the La Pignatta for dinner. This time we both had pizza. Bill's was shrimp and arugula, and mine was Italian sausage (I didn't write down the exact name) and Gorgonzola.

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And our wine was a wonderful La Strette Barbera d'Alba.

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Comments (3)

sandrac:

Whoa -- that rain looks violent!

And the pizza looks heavenly!

Yum, the pizza and the gelato have me drooling.

I've been caught in a few of those crazy rain storms. Hope you didn't get too wet. Drooling once again over your pizza photos.

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