It's been over 10 years.
Bryan and I took a semi-spontaneous weekend trip to Rome this past weekend. Spontaneous because we tacked it onto a business trip I had in England, and frankly, with our busy schedules, we hadn't expected to actually be able to go.
Rome is special because we spent our honeymoon there. In September of 2001 (right before the attacks actually, but I'll save that whole crazy story of being stuck in Europe during 9/11 for another post), we visited Rome, Florence, and Venice.
Revisiting (and enjoying cappuccinos) at the hotel we stayed at 10 years ago
It was really special going back. We visited old haunts, discovered new ones, and (of course), sampled tons and tons of incredible food.
Here's a sneak preview of some food we had, to be explored more in future posts, of course!
Beautiful buffalo mozzarella with roasted cherry tomatoes from our favorite restaurant this trip in Rome.
Prosciutto made from "black pork" (Berkeshire pork / kurobuta) from that same favorite restaurant. This was amongst the best prosciutto we'd ever had.
Gorgeous artisanal pastas at markets near Piazza Navona.
An antipasto of grilled vegetables and buffalo mozzarella cheese.
A simple but lovely gnocchi with all'Amatriciana (guanciale + tomato sauce).
Fantastic Roman-style Magherita pizza with a super paper-thin crust.
A tasting of crudo (raw seafood) from our only Michelin star experience in Rome.
According to Bryan, the best pasta carbonara he's ever had.
A delicious seafood entree from a lovely, romantic restaurant near Piazza Navona.
Said to have one of the best Sicilian-style cannolis, we had to stop and try a bite.
Similarly, I had to try at least one of the famous gelato places near the Pantheon. Can't wait to share with you more about my journey in (hopefully soon) upcoming posts.
Ciao . . .
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