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Yes, this post is all about FOOD!
One of our most favorite things to spend money on
when we travel,
is great food and drinks.
We hardly ever buy souvenirs, except for postcards
and the occasional piece of clothing.
Most of what we bring home from trips consists
of food or drink items.
From this trip to Switzerland and Italy,
we brought home:
Pesto sauce and seasoning, olive oil,
trofie pasta (my new favorite kind),
red wine, hot chocolate & balsamic vinegar.
Ill take you on a photo tour of our foodie experience
during this fantastic trip.
I wish I had a photo of all of the things we ate, but
in my hurry to eat, I would often forget to take a picture first!
|Enjoying a rare treat: Starbucks!|
|The restaurant where we had lunch in Lucerne|
|Fresh Asparagus ravioli with a garlic cream sauce and pine nuts.|
Europe has an asparagus season and most restaurants serve
everything from asparagus soup to asparagus cake!
|J's lunch- "Hamburger" on a skewer and wild mushroom risotto|
|This was spotted on the autobahn- Fine Food Group:|
American and Tex-Mex Food Services!
|Our favorite gelato shop in Rapallo|
|Mmm! It's no wonder I gained a couple of pounds on this trip!|
They had the best flavor that Ive ever tasted and they were the
only shop on our trip that offered it!
|Having lunch on the beach in Monterossa Al Mare, Cinque Terre|
|My lunch= a pesto, tomato, mozzarella & olive oil panini.|
It was SO good!
|My dinner at Trattoria da Mario in Rapallo|
Shrimp, prawns, zucchini and pasta
|The BEST mussels that I have EVER eaten!!!|
I wish we could get fresh mussels here.
They were in a butter, olive oil and white wine sauce.
Fresh Focaccia bread to dip.
J doesnt even like mussels and he loved these!
|The restaurant with the fabulous mussels in Portofino, Italy|
|We had dinner at Romantico Restaurant in Rapallo.|
It was a delicious 3 course meal that began with freshly made
spinach & ricotta ravioli with a "nut" sauce. Yum!
|The mussels for lunch were such a hit that J ordered|
ravioli with fresh tomatoes and mussels as his first course.
|J's main course.|
There's a pork skewer, beef steak, beef TONGUE and veal.
He loved it, but I wouldnt eat any of it.
|My main course.|
Calamari and prawns.
|Sponge cake with whipped cream|
|Panacotta with chocolate sauce|
|The fantastic wine restaurant we had dinner at in Lucerne on|
the last night of our trip.
|Black olive tapenade|
It was so good!
| I went with a baked potato and salad.|
The potato was seriously the best Id ever eaten.
What do you buy when you're on vacation?
Food & drinks, souvenirs or both?