|My first snack and wine in Italy!|
Before our trip, I was probably most excited about the Taste Florence food tour I had signed us up for. It lived up to the hype.
We started with a couple bakeries where we sampled artichoke bread and then a puffy pastry thing with cream in it. Awesome.
tasting. It was amazing how different each little spoon of balsamic vinegar tasted. I did not spend the 80 euro per tiny bottle on 30 year aged balsamic though.
Then we headed off to the gelataria. OMG. This was amazing. We got to try 8 flavors.......
Lavender and mixed berry and the Lavender was actually awesome.
Chocolate Chip and Pistachio and the Pistachio was actually amazing to my surprise.
Lemon and a Creme Vanilla flavor.
And my favorite mix of all... Chocolate Rum and Banana with a fresh Strawberry Cream Mousse on the side. The best banana-split-ish combo I have ever had. And I never would have ordered Banana on my own. I'm so glad we had the guide to make our choices for us. Three days later when we went back to Perche No, I ordered that same combo.
At the B and B where we stayed in Tuscany, they provided a four course meal each night. In the morning they would post the menu and you were supposed to tell them if you had any problems or concerns. I assumed they knew what they were doing so I went with it.
|Ham and Cheese stuffed fried dough balls, eggplant pasta,|
sausage and bean stew, and tiramisu!
|Fried polenta with mushrooms, fresh pasta with tomato sauce and pecorino (best pasta I had!),|
roasted chicken, rabbit, pork and potatoes, and Grammy's Pie!
Oh and here is a bonus picture of my favorite Gelato I had in Rome.
It was a last minute decision on a whim and it paid off. I'm serious guys.
FIG Gelato (wich a side of caramel). Good stuff.
Things I ate that I could not photograph that were awesome....
Pasta stuffed with Truffles and Pears
Pizza, 4 ways-each fourth had different topping. The part with Bacon was amazing. We also had part with pumpkin leaves (good actually), Marghereta, and Gorgonzola.
B and I walked about 20 billion miles total so hopefully I didn't gain too much weight. I'm eating a lot of salads this week just in case.
Do you tend to over-eat on vacation?