WHITE TRUFFLES, ALBA
WHERE? Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy WHAT? Dug up by specially trained dogs in the picturesque Italian province of Piedmont, white truffles fetch upwards of €1,500 per kilogram. Believed to have been created by lightning by the ancient Greeks, this costly ingredient is best consumed at Pizza Duomo, chef Enrico Crippa’s Alba restaurant. Order the Accompagnando Il Tartufo menu and you’ll sample a variety of succulent dishes garnished with the precious shavings of this highly priced subterranean fungi.
DON’T MISS: Renaissance frescoes in the Gothic church of San Domenico, followed by a visit to the fascinating Municipal Museum of Archaeology.
SPEND THE NIGHT: At Relais Villa d’Amelia, a luxurious hideaway with a wellness centre and heated pool
GETTING THERE: Emirates has direct flights to Milan from Dh3,632.