Next day, after breakfast, we went to our regular wine place to get 2 more boxes of wine and our Japanese friends bought 3 bottles of Nebiollo, after having tasted 2 of the reds.
|Then a quick look at Canale where we had just missed some kind of ‘ring in the spring time’ carnival.
But sure enough we had to stop at that cake shop (what? They have no ‘real’ website?) and Julius somehow got his free piece of cheese at the cheese store, where in season we buy the cream cheese with white truffles, though we did not buy any cheese this time.
Then we followed a recommendation from Malcolm and went to Cisterna d’Asti, which is pretty high up and offers great views of the countryside (well, by that time the clouds had come back) … and we found a very nice restaurant (Guess what, you now find restaurants on facebook) with strange (for Italy) opening hours … lunch on Sunday 10:30 – 1PM … and it was 12.55.
But they still let us in, seated us downstairs, which was a bit gloomy and dark, but the food was overall very good (and not too much .. I was still full from the dinner the night before) . [Full Menu]
It was great to be able to select from ‘small’ dishes .. so it was up to us if lunch would be light or heavy … everything was very nice, starting with a huge platter of salami and fried bread (this is what you pay ‘coperto’ for in Italy) .. but honestly, that could have been enough for lunch for me … but the pepperoni with bagna couda sounded tempting, and while I make my bagna couda a bit more on the garlicky, spicy side, well .. I guess it is a questions what flies well with most patrons.
Great lunch, great views … really want to try this place again. Maybe in summer when they do outdoor seating.
Ras – Ciamuraje Vino et cetera
Piazza R. Rossino, 5
14010 Cisterna D’Asti (AT)
GPS: N44˚49.495′ E8˚0.285′
Weird opening hours, I recommend you call ahead.