Sunday 14th April 2019 – Castle of Grinzane Cavour – at 11.00 a.m. – 286th CHAPTER OF THE BUDS


10.30 am        Courtyard of the Castle: display by the Flag-throwers and Musicians of Alba
Registration for accreditation in the Cafeteria

11.00 am         Sala delle Maschere
Meeting of the Ruling Council with the Knights, Authorities and guests
Introduction by the Grand Master

11.10 am          Talk by Corriere della Sera journalist Michela Proietti entitled
“From black summer to white truffle: the virtuous circle between Umbria and Alba
followed by a journalist who is passionate about food (and the Langhe).
The discovery of a terroir and its portrayal through the pages of the Corriere della Sera”

11.30 am          Presentation of the book by fellow Knight, chef Carlo Zarri:
“Da Sophia a Michelle” From 4 Olympic Games to Expo Milano via “important” encounters,
stories, anecdotes and dedicated recipes

11.50 am          Investiture of Honorary Knights and Postulants

12.20 pm         Welcome aperitif

Ore 12,45        Lunch of the 286th Chapter of the Buds in Sala Cavour



APERITIFS in the courtyard

… Surprises from Marc Lanteri’s kitchen

Roero Arneis DOCG “Cayega” – Tenuta Carretta

Fillet of salted cod confit, asparagus tip cream, violet “Goffredo”
Chef Mariuccia Roggero

Spontaneous herb risotto “Acquerello” with robiola di Roccaverano fondue
Chef Marc Lanteri

Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC “Roccheri” 2016 – Marchesi di Barolo

Rack of lamb, Barbera d’Alba and black truffle sauce, thyme-flavored Mombarcaro
red potato millefeuille
Chef Mariuccia Roggero

Barolo DOCG “Gattera” 2013 – Az.Agr. Bovio Gianfranco


Lemon tart with strawberries and verbena
Chef Marc Lanteri

Passito di Arneis Tarasco 2013 – Az.Agr. Cornarea

Coffee and sweet delicacies

The wines accompanying the appetizers and dishes have been picked from among the Winners of the 44th Selection chosen by the Order’s Tasting Panel.