This post might be considered an appetizer of sorts, consisting of shots I took of various meals while in Umbria last summer: I am looking forward to returning to Italy the last week of July with the Umbrian Serenades. The photo above is of antipasti which was delectable.
Strangozzi, the traditional pasta of Spoleto, Italy. The sauce was peppery and spicy. My dinner companion started with the plate of braised radicchio.
A plate of savory grilled meats. I could smell the fire being started and the meat being cooked- all on a cool summer evening with friends around the table.
Truffles with arugula and a glass of Sagrantino.
More lasagna! This time after a concert in Montefalco, Italy.
A lovely pasta that melted in the mouth.
A lemony drink that a friend ordered for breakfast. I believe it was a digestive, and a festive one at that!
More Strangozzi! The texture and taste of this pasta must be experienced firsthand to be appreciated. It's not heavy at all. This meal was made by Umbrian Serenades participants in a lively and fun cooking class. We made the dessert too, which was a light and custardy chocolate cake. Indescribably delicious.
A dinner of grilled vegetables, bruschetta and white wine: memorable and one of the highlights.
An unforgettable dessert of peaches marinated in Cointreau, savored while lunching with three wonderful friends at Il Panchiolle in Spoleto. Heaven in a martini glass.