Happy Valentine's Day!
A tiny fish market (I guess just a stall) in our 'hood:
Here's where we had lunch that day. The 8 Euro ($12) personal pizza advertised was a bargain!
Here's my pizza verdure. Artichokes, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, mushrooms. It was delicious.
Guess what we did after lunch?
Our gondoliere was a cutey:
Paula is happy: (Yes, lots of graffiti in Italy.)
Tom is happy:
Valentine's Dinner at Vecio Fritolin was divine. No flash, so excuse the picture quality. No pic of my appetizer which was tagliatelle (fresh) with tomatoes and fennel. PC had a creamy shrimp soup, also delicious.
This was turbot with shaved artichokes and beet sauce. These were the best portion sizes of the trip - it was the only time I got dessert!
PC's fried fish platter. It was delicious - about ten different types of fish and veggies. Funny, they use polenta as their "toast" on the bottom.
PC had a sgroppino for dessert (thanks to foodmuse for recommending this!) which was a lemony drink spiked with vodka. That description didn't do it justice - it was wonderful and light and refreshing.
I shared my semi-freddo with hazelnuts with him, too. This was also excellent.
Lots of locals here. One couple was American, the husband of which was on a one-year assigment in Venice. Nice. They were loving it.
There was an Italian family here with two little girls. One of them got the fried fish. She was eating it up, little fish heads and all. Loved it!
That looks like a perfect day, PR!
Whenever I utter the word "exercise" I will rinse my mouth with chocolate!