Monday, 30 August 2021

La Dolce Vita

 Ah, the restaurant table beneath the shuttered windows with lights strewn between olive trees


The happy faces, the aperol spritz and the glass of negroamoro red wine


The pizza with burrata, mozzarella, mortadella and pistachio pesto, fresh from the wood burning pizza oven, the hand made rigatoni in a nduja and tomato sauce



We must surely have jumped on a plane to Sicily for the weekend.  Or did we?  

Sadly, no.  But we did the next best thing and went for lunch at a lovely family run Sicilian restaurant in town. It was absolutely lovely, and only the second time I have eaten inside a restaurant since last December.  Well worth the wait, and it gave us sustenance for the evening when we were babysitting for Rachel and James again while they went to a friend's wedding reception which had been postponed twice last year.

As for Me on Monday today, it's Bank Holiday Monday here and our son and his wife are going away overnight to celebrate their wedding anniversary.  Guess who's looking after Max tonight?  Wish us luck ...

6 comments:

Ruth said...

That restaurant and its food looks fab - you could have absolutely been in Sicily! :)

Patio Postcards said...

Oh yes that meal looks & sounds very yummy & the restaurant seems to have all that true Sicilian hospitality going on inside. Maybe after tonight, you need to plan another visit to the restaurant as reward for good Granny behaviour (col).

Liz said...

I could well believe that you had jetted off to the sun, from your description. Everything looks delicious. I'm glad you enjoyed it,

alexa said...

Wishing you luck - though I am late to your post, so I hope Max's stay with you was a happy one for you all (and you got a good sleep!). The restaurant looks nicely quiet which must have been reassuring as you tucked into that appetising meal.

Jennifer said...

Cute new glasses - hooray for seeing clearly!! And your blanket is beautiful!! WOW -

Looks like you had a busy and fun month...here's to another one ahead!!

Barbara Eads said...

What a fun outing! That pizza sounds delicious--I can almost taste it from here!