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Food tour in Asti

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Food and wines of Piedmont

The food tour in Asti in an engaging food crawl with five tastings in selected restaurants and historical food stores of the town center.

 

Meet our expert tour guide and partake on five food tastings paired with wine that satisfies your lunch needs. The intricate and century-long history of Asti is a remarkable resource of stories and facts strictly connected to the unparalleled culinary tradition of Piedmont.

 

Get an overview of Asti as your guide explains the evolution of some iconic recipe and the origins of the most peculiar ingredients of the local cuisine.

  • Five food tastings (equivalent to lunch!)
  • Wine pairing with at least two glasses of wine, including Barbera d’Asti
  • Tour guide with a background in food and wine
  • Small groups up to 12 guests

The food tour in Asti sets off with a visit to the covered food market with an introduction to the local culinary scene. Our local expert unfolds the ancient origins of many ingredients that are recurring in the cuisine of the Monferrato hills district.

 

As we pass by the square where takes place every year the “Palio”, an old  horse race, our next stop is a cheese shop. Meet a cheese refiner who will share his passion and hard work that takes to turn a fresh cheese in a masterpiece of flavors.

 

The food tour of Asti continues through the streets of the former Jewish ghetto, surrounded by medieval towers and baroque churches. The highlight of our culinary crawl in Asti is a cozy butcher shop where the best meat and salami producers of the region are represented. Boiled salami, veal sausage are two of the three specialties paired with local Barbera d’Asti wine, perfect red to contrast the fat of cold cuts.

Next, we sample traditional “antipasti”starters – prepared by professional chefs. Called “gastronomia”, this store is a display of Piedmontese recipes and it is the best point of reference in town for a quick bite or to take out high-quality food.

 

As the local expert suggests things to do in Asti, the fourth food tasting is a casual trattoria where local pasta is prepared as per tradition. Partake on a combo of stuffed squared ravioli and “tajarin” (egg noodle pasta) served with traditional sauces.

 

The food tour in Asti comes to an end with a celebration of hazelnut and chocolate delights or a gelato, depending on the season.

 

Tastings order and recipes can change depending on availability. Any food allergies and dietary restrictions must be communicated at time of booking.

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the tour.

 

Read here the full terms and conditions.

 

F.A.Q.

Bravo!

Lucienne B. – October 2020

This was our second trip to Piedmont with Meet Piemonte and this time we booked the food tour in Asti. We knew that Marco puts so much effort in his work and we weren’t disappointed. The food tour was actually like a meal served in these cozy offbeat food stores in some of the alleys and back streets of Asti. My favorite was the cheese shop where we got to meet the refiner, a young guy with so much expertise and passion. The selection of starters has some strong flavors like anchovies and garlic so make sure to tell Marco if you don’t like that ahead of time. We were glad to try everything cause that’s what a food tour is supposed to be but for some people could be edgy. Don’t look further, we love this agency.

 

Asti for foodies

Tyron K. – May 2017

Best food tour we have been on and we usually book a tour like this in every place we visit. Our guide Luigi was awesome, friendly, approachable and so knowledgeable about the history of Asti and what goes into each dish. It was just the two of us so it was totally worth what we pay for and since we couldn’t finish all the cheese and salami it was served on the tour, we got our doggy bag so we had a glass of wine later that night on our balcony. You won’t be disappointed!

 

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When: every Saturday at 10am

Private tours available from Tuesday to Saturday

Duration: 3 hours (10am-1pm)

Cancellation: full refund up to 24 hours before the tour

Participants: up to 12 guests

Kids and family friendly: YES (not alcoholic beverages will be served to anyone under the Italian drinking age of 18)

Food allergies: much be communicated at time of booking

Physical activity: low

Meeting place: Campo del Palio square

In case of rain: the tour runs

Join our Food Tour in Asti

  • 75 € per adult (from 17 y.o.) – with minimum 3 paying guests
  • 95€ per adult for a private tour for 2 people only
  • 40 € per child (from 6 to 16 y.o.) accompanied by minimum 2 adults
  • free of charge for infants up to 5 y.o.
  • Tour guide up to three hours
  • Five food tastings, two glasses of wine and a small bottle of water per person
  • Any entrance fee, additional tastings and anything else not mentioned above in the “the rate includes” field
  • Alcohol is not served to anyone under the age of 18 y.o.
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