Ho Prenotato? Did you make a reservation?
These phrases are commonly heard in the local restaurants in Langhe. As the region is becoming more and more popular, the restaurants are of course filling up, especially during the busiest seasons. Restaurants like More e Macine and Osteria Veglio are often very full! So, my advice to you? Make a reservation!
Don’t expect to show up with 10 people on a Friday and have there be a table available. Ok, maybe you’ll get lucky and they’ll have one for you, but you can expect them to say: Ho prenotato? And if you make a reservation you are guaranteed to eat at the place you want, instead of having to find a random place and potentially be really disappointed. And the restaurants appreciate it too 😉
Fyr Bistronomi& Bar
Fyr happens to be a stown throw away from my apartment; It’s always fun when a new place opens up nearby.
Located in one of Oslo’s busiest streets, Bogstadveien, it’s the perfect place to stop for lunch on a shopping trip, or a nice place to eat dinner. In the summer you can sit outside in the cozy garden, and in true norwegian style there are blankets so you can use up the last of the summer days even when it’s gettin a little cold.
When I visired I opted for mussels, one of my favorite dishes, but there were many other tasty items on the menu. And as for wine, they had Rocche de Bellene on the list, for which I give them a thumbs up!
The inside of the restaurant is very well executed. I almost wish I had gotten a table inside instead of outside. Thankfully winter is coming so I’m sure I’ll have the chance soon!
… Repubblica de Perno
Ever been to Perno? Ever heard of this restaurant?
Marco Forneris, the chef
This cozy gem is tucked away in a little town called Perno, near Castilione Falletto. It’s not very far way from my usual stomping grounds (La Morra) but it feels far away because of the small windy roads and the fact that you have to drive all the way around Castiglione. Anyways, if you have never been here, you should go!
Repubblica di Perno is “simple” but exquisite. They serve traditional food with a creative spin and the result is out of this world. Marco Froneris, the chef, used to work at La Libera in Alba. Ever been there? Anyways, Marco and his wife create a truly wonderful experience at this small restaurant in the middle of this small town, with good service and good food! The ingredients are fresh and the food made with a little TLC.
If you go, I recommend the tajarin, maltagliati and the bistecchine. And if you’re more adventurous than me. I have been told that the lingua and the uovo are amazing! I can’t guarantee that the menu pictured will be the same if you go, as the dishes vary seasonally and probably also based on the raw materials. But anything should be delicious!
How To Wine Travel has also written about Repubblica di Perno if you want to take a look!