Turin is home to chocolate and the unmissable GIANDUIOTTO, but its ancient Docian tradition is not limited to these two products...
On cold winter days, before a play or exhibition, Turinese people usually gather in a café to enjoy hot drinks and, above all, taste some of the typical pastries of the Turin tradition.
The ancient pastry shops of Turin are characterized by carved wooden interiors, luxury furniture and decorations and exclusive ceramics, just like those used in the period when Turin was the capital of the Kingdom of Italy.
In this golossisimo food tour we will tell you the stories and legends related to the sweets you will taste, the palace intrigues, the lucky statues and those, instead, cursed ...
We would drink hot and cold drinks (depending on the season), we will taste freshly made sweets,created in front of our eyes by the wise hands of pastry chefs and rigorously prepared with typical ingredients of the territory, the same used for generations ...
Among the many turinese delicacies you can taste:
- Gianduiotti - Gianduiotto is a chocolate in the shape of an ingot and incredibly creamy, created in Turin in 1852. Gianduiotti, individually packaged in golden tin foil, are the result of a unique blend of Piedmontese hazelnut, cocoa and sugar.
- Bicerin - is a layered drink prepared with espresso, chocolate and whole milk (or cream) and served in a large glass. The drink has been known since the 18th century and has also been praised by Alexandre Dumas in his letters.
- Marron glacé - is a refined dessert, native to Piedmont and composed of a chestnut candied with sugar syrup and glazed. They were invented shortly after the crusaders returned to Europe bringing large quantities of sugar with them. Later, given the large quantities of chestnuts present in the Piedmontese woods, this particular dessert was born. The Marron glacé were the royal family's favorite dessert!
- Pinguino ice cream - in the summer, we will taste the typical homemade ice cream covered with crispy dark chocolate. The pastry we have chosen is the one in which pinguino was invented, contributing with a local product to the long Italian tradition in the production of ice creams.
- Cremino - is a chocolate native to Piedmont, consisting of three layers of chocolate, the external ones made with gianduia chocolate, while the internal one can be prepared with coffee, hazelnut paste, lemon and much more. The typical shape is that of a small cube wrapped in tin foil with a colored strip indicating the taste of the cremino.
- Sliced artisan chocolate - You can choose directly from a giant chocolate bar your favorite taste among the many present.
- Homemade ice cream - in a family-run ice cream workshop, you will have the opportunity to see the equipment used in the preparation of the ice cream most loved by Turinese and, of course, taste it!
- Espresso - excellent espresso is the best way to end our journey into the ancient tradition of Turin pastry. We could drink one in one of the oldest and most beautiful cafes in the city.