Have you ever tried the coffee ""alla valdostana""? It is an Alpine specialty of 'fortified' coffee, traditionally served in the Friendship Cup. This cup with 2 spouts is perfect to be used to conclude a romantic dinner. "
The Friendship Cup, also called grolla or grolle in Savoy, is a round container made of turned wood that is often finely carved. It has a cover and spouts, varying in number according to its size, from which people drink traditional Valdostana coffee - coffee mixed with Grappa, liqueur, sugar and spices. Of course, there's no reason why it can't be used with the beverage of your choice. Friends gather around the Cup (perhaps in front of the fireplace) after a day out skiing or just enjoying a snowy Friday night after work. After a number of friends around the table, the atmosphere warms up and friendship is reinforced. It may not be the Holy Grail, but it certainly is a pleasant way to enjoy both a strong, hot drink and the reunion of friends. Friendship Cup is ready for use. The first time, however, it is better to leave it for 5 minutes filled with lukewarm coffee.
L’artisanat de la Vallée d'Aoste est le résumé physique de l'histoire d'une région entourée de hautes montagnes, cause d'un développement artistique distinctif.