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Le Cesarine

The Delicate Flavor of the Piedmont Hills

Barbaresco  / Piemonte

La Cesarina

Elisabetta welcomes us in the heart of the Piedmont Langhe, a land rich with history and distinctive flavors. To get an idea of this, all you need to do is look out from the terrace of the house she welcomes us into. The dining room opens onto the magnificent hills of the area, covered entirely by rows of vineyards, where some remarkable wines are born: the Barolo, Nebbiolo, and obviously the Barbaresco, the namesake of Elisabetta's village.

Though this concentration of prized names makes the Langhe an important destination for enogastronomic tourism, it is attractive for its characteristic cheese and white truffle as well. Elisabetta is here to guide us through these flavors and take us on a journey into the culinary tradition of Piedmont.

The secret of the Cesarina
With my rotella, I design my pasta in perfect form.

Menu

• Fassone veal tartare with fruit and hazelnuts
• Langhe salad with robiola, chopped hazelnuts, and fruit
• Lavender-scented tagliatelle
• Beef stew with herbs
• Bùnett dessert

Refined selection of local wines

Description

Our Cesarina's home is surrounded by a splendid panorama, one of gently rolling hills, covered with rows of grapevines. Just looking out the window summons up the delicate and intense flavors that are to come. Sure enough, Elisabetta's Taste Experience opens with a delicious Fassone veal tartare, succent raw meat, which is topped with a pairing of fruit and hazelnut slivers. The fruit and nut combination also appears in the other appetizer, a Langhe salad with 'robiola', a creamy cheese characteristic of the area. 

But the best is yet to come: for the first course, Elisabetta serves tagliatelle, delicately scented with lavender. The carefully homemade pasta is perfectly enhanced by the flower's subtle aroma. Next, a sumptuous beef stew with herbs. The meat is marinated for a long time, immersed overnight in red wine and aromatic herbs, then cooked for several more hours, resulting in an intensely flavoured and tender dish.

In closing, our Cesarina brings to the table a delicious chocolate bùnett, a creamy dessert characteristic of the Langhe, enriched by sweet caramel and the warmth of rum.

Services

  • Vegetarian option

  • Pet-friendly home

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Our customers says

"This was one our best experiences in Bologna. Our hosts, Gianni and Lorenza, were a well travelled and interesting couple about similar ages to ourselves. They also spoke perfect English, having lived in Canada for many years. Gianni taught us how to make tortellini from scratch which we ate with our meal. Gianni is a fine and the rest of the meal was excellent. Their place is an apartment in a medieval Palazzo which was well worth seeing on its own. We really enjoyed it."

J. Bliss

"Our dinner with Angela was the best experience of our visit to Rome. The food was delicious, and it was delightful to talk with Angela and her Mother about food, life in Rome, work, and the state of the world in general. This experience would have been impossible for us without Le Cesarine."

D. White

"We had a wonderfull lunch time with Tania (30 minutes outside from Bologna). She was an excellent host and very charming. We enjoyed her traditional courses (antipasti,strozzapretti con salsiccia, brasato al limone) very much and could highly recommend her. The atmosphere was very relaxed and it was easy to drive to her. We would come again."

J. Hüsser