Dinner tonight included a guided tour of the city on our way to little restaurant in the country. We stopped at the piazza dedicated to Michelangelo. In the square is a bronze replica of his statue, The David, overlooking Florence. The panoramic view was beautiful. The tour was supposed to be me and another couple (that I didn’t know). Unfortunately, the other couple didn’t show up so dinner at the cute restaurant was just me… a little awkward but the food was so good it was worth it. Dinner included all the courses. There was no way that I could possibly eat all the food especially since they brought me a bit of each item because I was alone. The menu included the following…
1.) Wine… 3 choices. I had a glass of the strawberry wine. It was a little sparkly and very yummy.
2.) Appetizers… Fried cheese balls, fried olives (yum!!), bruschetta, bread with a sausage spread, bread with a mushroom spread, and two other spreads that I can’t remember what they said they were.
3.) Course 1… Pasta… penne pasta with spicy meat sauce and ravioli stuffed with ricotta and spinach in a cream sauce
4.) Course 2… Meat… steak and roasted potatoes
5.) Dessert… since I was alone they wanted me to try everything so they brought me a piece each of a cake with berries on top, a chocolate mousse type pie, and the best tiramisu I’ve ever had
6.) Coffee… cappuccino
I think they thought I was crazy since I didn’t finish a single item (except my wine and cappuccino). While I waited for my tour guide to return, they gave me a lemon cello. Oh and I almost forgot, during dinner the singing/guitar playing trio that played music throughout decided to serenade me… sitting all alone. My face was so red I’m sure. I don’t do well being the center of attention like that… quite the night for sure… now to bed. Tomorrow is a walking tour of Florence, and I head to Pisa for the afternoon.