Italy · 18 Days · 57 Moments · October 2014

Rome, Umbria & Tuscany 2014

22 October 2014

Dinner Wednesday - Salus Ristorante - Lido di Ostia Smoked salmon appetizer, sea bass for two grilled with arugula
Ostia antica

21 October 2014

Dinner Tuesday - Il Frantoio Jacque: rigatoni pomodoro, veal with wine, salad Gary: pasta amatriciana, sausage and beans, salad Excellent value
L’Osai di Ostia B&B
Roselle excavations. Etruscan and Roman town.

20 October 2014

Dinner Monday - Hungry Years Brew pub Jacque: penne arribiatta Gary: penne with sausage and cream
B&B Via Riscoli - Grosseto
Lunch with Veronica Clemente
Greve in Chianti. Goat cheese, excellent

19 October 2014

Cooking class with Elisabetta
Loro Ciuffenna
Pieve Romanica di Santa Maria a Sco Ancient church wit different capitol on each column
Ancient Romanesque church in Cascia

18 October 2014

Lunch Saturday - Piccolo Ristoro Jacque: cold appetizer plate Gary: filled pasta with truffle and truffle cream
Poppi castle
Abbey of Vallombrosa

17 October 2014

Lunch Friday - Olio e Convivium Salami selection, mozzarella, and dried tomatoes
Florence rowing club Private club with the only access to the banks of the Arno in Florence
Museo Archeologico

16 October 2014

Il Mulino Dinners at the inn Thursday: aged got cheese, babaganoush, guitar string pasta with cherry tomatoes and herbs, chocolate torte Friday: flat bread from chick pea flour, squash risotto, chicken with lemon, apricot sorbet Saturday: crumbled fennel salami on bread, farro soup with beans, breaded veal cutlets with broccoli.
Cooking class with Veronica Clemente

15 October 2014

Dinner Wednesday - hotel restaurant Raw porcini slices with parmigiana, pine nuts and olives. Jacque: scallops with white wine Gary: beef braised with red wine and pepper Biscotti with vin santo
Hotel Bella Vista Streets closed for the festival in the town square
Lunch Wednesday - Ristorante Paradiso in Chianti Jacque: tagliatelle with porcini Gary: tagliatelle with venison and porcini
Roman Theatre; Etruscan acropolis

14 October 2014

Dinner Tuesday - Ristorante Vivace Shared pizza with mozzarella, prosciutto and arugula. Greek salad
Lunch Tuesday - Trattoria La Torre Jacque: tagliatelle bolognese, roasted veal Gary: tagliatelle cinghiale, osso buco Excellent meal house made pasta

13 October 2014

Dinner Monday - hotel restaurant (a huge rainstorm that evening) Antipasto salami and pecorino Jacque: pasta vongole Gary: pasta with porcini Fruit cake with cream
Lunch Monday - Enoteca La Crete Vino nobile di Montalcino Pane prosciutto and pecorino

12 October 2014

Dinner Sunday - Osteria Nonna Gina Antipasto misto Jacque: pork chop roasted with fennel and olives Gary: pork roasted and sautéed Panna cotta
Duomo in Siena

11 October 2014

Dinner Saturday - Ristorante Vivace Antipasto misto Jacque: chicken saltimbocca Gary: grilled beef with cheese, arugula and balsamic
Hotel Athena
Lunch Saturday- La Camannina Jacque: gnocchi with tomatoes and mozzarella Gary: pappardelle with wild boar sauce
Piazza del Campo, Siena

10 October 2014

Dinner Friday - Trattoria del Moro Jacque: pecorino mousse with fava bean purée, chicken breast with truffles and almonds Gary: carbonara with fava beans, pork with pecorino and pears
Sunset at Orvieto

9 October 2014

Dinner Thursday - Il Cocco Antipasto misto Jacque: chicken cacciatore Gary: boar stew Apple tart
Villa degli Ulivi

8 October 2014

Dinner Wednesday - Ai Fienaroli Jacque: insalada, tuna Japanese style Gary: caprese, swordfish Ricotta mousse with chocolate and pistachio
Church of San Luigi dei Franchaise Three frescoes by Caravaggio
Lunch Wednesday - Da Francesco Jacque: spaghetti amatriciana Gary: fettuccine gracia with bacon, cheese and black truffle
Palazzo Altemps An ancient Roman sculpture
Galleria Nazionale d’Atre Moderna

7 October 2014

Dinner Tuesday. Il Pomodorino Fried vegetables Jacque: veal kabob Gary: steak Tiramisu
Galleria Comumale d’Arte Moderna
Lunch Tuesday - Ristorante Di Rienzo Jacque: pizza nepolitano Gary: carbonara
Baths of Caracalla
Palazzo Doria Pamphilj Gallery Three paintings by Caravaggio

6 October 2014

Lunch Monday - Trattoria Gatto Bianco Antipasto Jacque: ravioli with nuts Gary: faro pasta with artichokes, bacon, and tomato
Palatine hill with view of the colosseum

5 October 2014

Dinner Sunday - Pizzeria San Marco Insalate verdi, individual pizzas
Hotel Golden in Rome