Not too long ago, although it was chilly, it was still beautiful and inviting to go out. It was on that same winding drive where I was so concerned about my tongue, that we stopped at a restaurant for lunch. Al Mortaio.
Here is where not really knowing a language can get you in trouble. I leaned over to A and whispered, "Why on earth would a restaurant call themselves a 'mortuary'?
He laughed and said it wasn't a mortuary which is 'Mortuaria' but appropriately 'Mortaio' as in mortar and pestle.
The food was delicious and I am sure we will head back there again. They are also very close - we don't have to take the scenic drive winding through the hills - and they serve typical piemonte dishes, changing the menu with the seasons.
Their contact info if you are in the area: Loc. Valpiana in Valduggia, 0163 47467. Just remember they are closed on Wednesdays.