Best Food Tour ever Grazie Francesco
Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting | Sep 2019
BEST FOOD TOUR EVER - They were a few minutes late to pick us up, but , hay, we are on Italian time :). The Driver was friendly and polite. We shared the ride with 2 other couples and after a quiet and civilized 30 min drive, we made it to our first stop,the Parmigiano Reggiano Factoty. There, we were greeted by our tour guide Francesco and met up with the rest of our group. Francesco made all the difference, He was full of ENERGY and very charismatic. He showed an interest in all the participants and quickly made us all feel right at home. After the tour, at around 9:45, we had to of course taste the Parmigiano, Now, you could not have a Parmigiano without wine. :) We were served as much Lambrusco wine as we wanted. Woohoo, Needless to say, we all became even friendlier after that. After plenty of drinking and explanations, we were given the opportunity to buy some Parmigiano Reggiano, got back into our mini vans and drove to the Balsamic vinegar tasting, We were greeted by the owner and led through the Vineger cantina into his home dinning room, There we were served our breakfast. Salami and mortadella, with fresh bread on the side, accompanied by more Lambrusco. Now that is what I call a breakfast of champions. The breakfast and food explanation was followed by varied Balsamic vinegar tastings, starting with the youngest up to the 30 year aged "Black Gold". At the end of the tasting, we were again, of course, provided with the opportunity to buy some of the "Black Gold" of our choice. We then made our way to the Prosciutto factory. There we tasted and were guided through the prosciutto and mortadella experience, with of course more Lambrusco wine. It is now 2:30 PM and time for lunch at an Agrotourism restaurant where we were served 3 types of pasta, Veal cutlets, meatballs and chicken with a choice of wine. The meal was followed by an excellent Panna cotta type desert, coffee, cherry liqueur and of course GRAPPA. :) BEST FOOD TOUR EVER.
Grazie Francesco. We will never forget you.
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