Tre Galli is a wine bar + a restaurant + one place to go in Turin. The atmosphere is contemporary with a gaze to the past: I love the bar where you can sit with friends, sip a good glass of wine and eat « aperitivo », it is a perfect way to relax and catch-up after work.
I was happy to discover that the Tre Galli restaurant is also gluten free friendly and the staff is more than willing to accomodate you in the most attentive and caring way.
I decided to start with a delicious pumpkin cream with « amaretti » biscuits (made of almonds and sugar) + raw ham chips: I loved the contrast between the savoury taste of the ham and the sweet of the amaretti. The cream was velvety, the colors were cheerful, it was very good.
After I decided to go vegetarian and instead of choosing meat that is typical of many dishes in the region of Piemonte, I opted for a « Capunet ».
The Tre Galli chef explained me that the « Capunet » is a typical dish of Turin made of Savoy cabbage that usually is stuffed with meat but this time, to make it vegetarian, he used a mix of grilled vegetables with smoked « scamorza » cream cheese and sesame seeds. It was delicious!
I know I could have finished with dessert like a caramel mousse with oranges, rum jelly and crispy almonds, but when I saw the « Puntarelle » on the menu, I felt nostalgic of the years spent in Rome and I couldn’t help having them!
For those of you who are familiar with Rome, you know that « Puntarelle » is a late fall/early winter chicory, that is served with a tasty dressing of anchovy, garlic vinegar, salt, and extra virgin olive oil.
They have always been my favorite since forever. I do hope, if you taste them, that you will enjoy them as much as I did.