It’s been a long while since my last post. You probably already forgot me. And that’s OK. I hope I’ll win you back.
Despite my long absence, food has been and still is very much on my mind. It’s just that my mind was burnt out. Now that I’ve put multiple work projects to bed and I’m married (no more wedding planning), I’m energized to retake mango&lime. Bear with me as a find my posting rhythm.
For now, I’ll leave you with some gastronomical eye candy from our two-week honeymoon in Italy.
Good pizza everywhere. This was at Baccanele a Trastevere in Rome.
I had major market envy. The Campo di Fiori market in Rome was only three blocks from our hotel and ran everyday except Sunday from 7 a.m. to about 1:30 p.m. Too bad we didn’t have a kitchen.
Oh, if only we had something similar …
There was lots of pasta to be had. This is lunch in Rome. Truthfully, I can’t remember where …
Cheese vendor at the Piazza Santa Maria Novella in Florence.
And the trip wouldn’t be complete without a Florentine tripe sandwich.
Last but not least, if anyone ever visits Montepulciano, they must visit Osteria Acquacheta. I think we had our best meal in this cozy local spot. Better yet, all their ingredients are seasonal and obtained from local farmers; their pasta is home made daily. D and I shared a 1,350-gram bistecca alla Florentina (the smallest cut). Unfortunately, we don’t have any good pictures of our delicious meal but we caught the owner in action in the kitchen. The 35-seat restaurant was constantly packed so better to make a reservation.