One of the pleasures of living in Italy is the food. Every season has its delights and autumn is certainly no exception.
A birthday is a good excuse to go out to a nice restaurant. This year we went to one of the trattorias in Piazza Erbe for Signor Lu’s special day.
Nobody was dining outside. Everyone was inside where it was warm.
The menu offered a range of seasonal delights. Mushrooms featured prominently (finferli, porcini). As mushroom-lovers, we couldn’t resist these dishes.
Then there was the main course (or secondi as they say here). Stinco di maiale cremolato (pork shanks) for the husband and Insalata di Cappone (Capon salad – capon being an upmarket type of poultry) for me. Lots of couples ordered the same combination: Him – pig; her- bird. Very predictable.
We also had dessert. Sorry no photos but one was rich and chocolatey and the other was an indulgent concoction of marscapone and hazelnuts. Oh, and we drank a local white wine called Custoza. We enjoyed everything we ate, which is how it should be when you eat out.
Final bill? 78.50 euros.