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Food tour in Asti

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Things to do in Asti: the food tour

The food tour in Asti reveals the complex origin of many ingredients of the local cuisine. The intricate and long history of Asti is a remarkable resource of stories and information strictly connected to the unparalleled culinary tradition.

 

This guided food tour combines historical sites and food tastings in one engaging food crawl which will satisfy your lunch needs. Book this tour if you are hungry and curious!

  • Five food tastings | No lunch needed
  • From butcher shop to hand-picked food purveyors
  • Small group tour up to only 12 guests, with a local expert!

The food tour with a local expert

The food tour of 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.

 

Eat where locals eat

Next, we sample traditional “antipasti” – starters – prepared by professional chefs in a high-end food store. 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 eatery where local pasta is prepared with care and selected ingredients. 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.

Join our food tour in Asti

  • 75 € per adult (from 17 y.o.)
  • 40 € per child (from 6 to 16 y.o.) accompanied by minimum 2 adults
  • free of charge for infants up to 5 y.o.

 

A minimum number of 4 participants is required in order to confirm the tour. You will be informed 24 hours before the tour if such number is not met and offered a full refund. If you are interested in a private tour with just 2 adults, an extra fee of 35€ per adult is required.

  • 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.

When: open group, on Friday at 10am. Private tours 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

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