It’s that time of year again. Tourists are at home, and the Piemontese go tartofo hunting in the month of November. We’ll be tagging along on Saturday, with fingers crossed. Some lunches and dinners are already booked. We are trying out the Osteria Veglio in La Morra and Osteria La Libera in Alba for the first time. And going back to the wonderful new restaurant in Dogliani – Fior di Sale. Although trouffles and food are the primary focus of this visit, one cannot go to the Langhe and not visit some of the great wineries. This time we’re visiting with this year’s Winery of the Year (Bruno Giacosa), the people behind one of my favourite Barberas (the La Crena from Vietti), and Gianfranco Allessandria (cannot wait to taste yet another vintage of his San Giovanni). And hoping to bump into Altare at some point throughout the weekend. Again, we are staying at one of the hidden gems of this world, the Corte Gondina Hotel.