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Meal #94: Dinner

We were still very full after our Italian lunch, so we kept dinner light and easy. On our way to Italy we stopped at a Petit Ferme (small farm) and bought fresh cheese from an adorable little girl. We bought Tomme de Savoie and Serac – all handmade by the little girl’s father! We also bought some beautiful cheese from a cheese shop in Italy – Pecorino Romano, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Taleggio (yes, Jill it was awesome)!

So I made a fabulous cheese platter with all the cheese we bought as well as a lovely tomato salad with crazy heirloom tomatoes, basil, olive oil, salt, and pepper. All served with amazing local wine, of course!

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Meal #93: Lunch

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 😉

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