Today we went to Italy! It’s amazing how different it was even though we were just over the French boarder. We had a lovely lunch at a small restaurant overlooking the valley. We stared with a charcuterie platter which had procuito, dried ham, and lardo (super thin sliced pig fat that is cured with tons of herbs) which melted on the tongue and was spectacular (Mario Batali is right)! We then had the pasta of the day which was homemade pasta with a garlic, parmesan, and truffle sauce – WOW! Finally we had the dessert which was ice cream with walnuts, almonds, and prunes in a warm brandy sauce with espresso. Everything was amazing!!! I could get used to this 😉
This was not the best dinner ever. The fish and cream sauce was okay on flavor, but the fish was very overcooked. The bread was just some white sandwich bread, not so great. But the salad was very nice with tender lettuce and sweet corn, sprouts and tomato, carrots and endive. It was not a terrible meal, but I hope to never have to eat it again.
This was a very strange but tasty dish. The hot gratinèed ham was delicious spread on the chewy bread.