Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Lunch in the Countryside

Italian four course lunch!
We started with pici,
a thick, chewy pasta rather like extremely ropy spaghetti.
The sauce was divine.

Next we had some kind of grain (barley?)
It was very chewy and cooked in a savory broth,
including chicken and saffron.
It was actually pretty good.

Our main course was turkey.
The cutlets had been cooked in tomatoes and other stuff
and garnished with olives.
(We also had a side green salad that I didn't take a picture of.)

Then for dessert we had arranged to have a kind of local biscotti,
which are very good,
but traditionally they are dipped in wine.
No one had thought to warn the restaurant against this particular BYU requirement,
so the wine came out with the first couple of plates,
but we told them we couldn't drink it,
and they collected all the wine glasses and took them away.
Most people ate their biscotti dry, :(
but I dipped mine in the last of my San Pellegrino,
and it actually wasn't too bad that way.

All in all, it was a really nice and relaxing lunch out.


Emily said...


Yay for food pix!!! That turkey looks scrumptious, so does the grain thingy. Let's try recreating that turkey when you get home!!! :)

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