Gail Hecko of Gail's Great Escapes
Natasja of Borgo Vallone
Natasja with Ruud of Alla Madonna del Piatto
First my apologies to those I did not photograph (Luigi, Marcel, Ben and Martha). Next time we need to do a group photo.
A great time was had by all. we laughed ourselves silly at some points, and shared our experiences.
But can we talk about the FOOD? Geez, Meg, all I can say is you really know how to pick a restaurant. The chef and owner is Megan's friend Stefania and I can tell you that Stefania went all out to make our little group happy....
Here was the menu, as far as I can remember (and identify) it:
Jumbo Shrimp with Fava Beans and Parsley
Anchovies stuffed with (I think) Polenta and Herbs--or was it bread crumbs?
Baby Squid with Radicchio
Torta stuffed with Rice and White Fish
Fresh Anchovies with Olive Oil and Tomatoes
Ligurian Lasagna stuffed with Bechemel, Pesto, Potatoes, Artichokes and Green Beans
A REALLY BIG WHITE FISH (I mean huge) served with Tomatoes and Potatoes
Sweet baked Goods.
Vermentino was served with dinner and Vin Santo was served with dessert.
I will not tell you what we paid for all of this because you will scream into your computers and say "NOT FAIR!!!"
So I need some help here. Megan, when you read this can you comment on the following...
The name of the restaurant ( I am embarrassed that I was too busy stuffing my face to notice)..
The name of that massive white fish which was delicious.... and....
What is Bati Bati made from and is that the correct spelling?
Can you clarify the stuffing of the anchovies?
Food shot will be posted on the next post.
All I can say is that it did my heart good to be with this very special group! The time went way too quickly. It really did.
I heart all of you.