Two Weeks in Italy

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I haven’t been blogging lately, because I haven’t been cooking lately. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with a fabulous two week trip to Italy. We had all kinds of wonderful Italian food.

Two Weeks in Italy My husband was served this beautiful seafood spaghetti at Ciak in Monterroso. Our favorite meal was in Venice at Taverna San Trovaso. I had an amazing spaghetti carbonara and my husband had veal saltimbocca with a lemon sauce that was delicious!

But hands done our favorite food in Italy was the strawberry panna cotta we had in Vernazza at Il Pirata Cafe. The cafe is run by twin brothers Lucca and Masimo and Lucca insisted we have the strawberry panna cotta and it was amazing. Just the right blend of cream and gelatin with a fresh strawberry sauce that was dark red with a hint of lime. I would love to have the recipe!

Lucca and Masimo

Since our trip, I’ve made panna cotta at home several times. Including this Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Strawberry Coulis for Valentine’s Day. I’m so glad Lucca introduced me to it.


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