It is fun to visit places that have been in movies. A recent film starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, called The Trip to Italy, began in the Langhe region of Piedmont in the North West of Italy. There was a particular restaurant that they went to called Trattoria della Posta. The food looked amazing and we knew a visit was needed.
We enlisted the help of local experts Robert and Leslie Alexander who run Travel Langhe specialising in Wine and Food Tours. Before we tempt you with our fabulous lunch, take a look at Robert’s gorgeous photos of this spectacular part of Italy.
After a tour with Robert, who is very passionate about the area and its delightful villages and vineyards, we arrived at our lunch destination. The Massolini family has been operating a business since 1875, when Sabino Massolini opened a rest and stabling point for travellers in Monforte d’Alba.
Subsequent generations have developed the resaurant to become one of the centres of Langhe cuisine. In 2000 the family moved to their current location on a beautiful hillside a few kilometres from Barolo, home of the iconic wine.
…and now to lunch. The focus is on fresh, seasonal food from the area, especially mushrooms and truffles. The service is both efficient and friendly. Take a look at our scrumptious courses, including the onion dish served in the movie, foie gras and stuffed zucchini flowers.
Thank you to Travel Langhe and Trattoria della Posta for a great day, and to The Trip to Italy for the idea.