The directions to La Luna were very poor, and we spent much time trying
to find it. Once there, however, it was not just a rewarding
experience, but THE BEST EXPERIENCE we've had in travelling throughout
Europe or anywhere else.
We arrived very late - 12:30 am, partially our own fault, and partially
due to the lack of directions. The place was dark and locked, so we
knocked on a few doors, to no avail. Disappointed, we started to leave,
but Franco, the owner, popped his head from a window. We explained we
were from Canada, and he responded "un momento" and he immediately came
down - he was most pleasant (having just been awakened) and showed us to
our excellent room. The next day, we wanted to do a little siteseeing,
so he recommended Alba, which turned out to be an excellent
recommendation. We returned for dinner.
For the dinner, I cannot say enough. The food was not merely good, not
merely excellent, but THE BEST meal we've had on this or any other
trip. Served by the most congenial hosts we've ever encountered. Each
course was served with a wine (produced by Franco from his estate) which
particularly suited the course. Every course - the appetizer, the white
truffled pasta, the granite pallet cleanser, the guinea fowl, the desert
- was uniformly of the highest quality. At La Luna, it became evident
that we were not just eating another great Italian meal, but we had the
privilege of dining with two of the Great Chefs of Europe.
Other guests for dinner included a large family group from Switzerland,
who drove four hours just for the meal. They, too, raved about the
food. Apparently, Franco and Ester's meals are well known!
In Italy, the food is normally quite good. But we would return just to
saveur another dinner that these two chefs prepare. A true highlight of
this trip and probably of many trips to come.
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