Italy’s Piazza Duomo Deserves the Praise that Is showered upon It for Its clever use of fresh Ingredients
Famed the world over for its truffles and elegant wines, alba is the foodie capital of Piedmont—a region that itself lays claim to being the gastronomic heartland of Italy—and is, therefore, the perfect location for enrico Crippa’s chic modern Italian restaurant.
Piazza duomo and la Piola restaurants opened in the old town centre of the capital of the langhe, alba, in may 2005. a single location for two culinary experiences which, though very different, share an approach to research and quality.
the central figures involved were the Ceretto family, well-known Piedmontese wine entrepreneurs and ardent promoters of the local food and wine resources, and Crippa. rather than a competition between la Piola’s traditional Piedmontese style of cooking and the refined creativity of Piazza duomo, the project set out to highlight and educate in the culture of good living, eating and drinking that has made our region unique. this choice has been rewarded with success in just a few years, with Piazza duomo now being a cult address for gourmets and anyone who loves food that’s new, yet never banal.