Category: Italy


Scott has a significantly nicer wardrobe than I do, though I probably win on bags and shoes. . .ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

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I think everyone in Milan really upped their game for last year’s Expo because the food was even better than our last trip.ย  We ate exceptionally well this time.ย  Here are some highlights.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Tartufotto

Tagliolini with Black Truffles

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Risoelatte

Beef Tartare

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Artichoke Salad with Fennel, Lemon, Walnuts & Grana Padano

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Risotto with Asparagus & Sausage

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Volemose Bene (Apologies, as it was super dark!)

Cacio e Pepe

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Fritto Misto with Artichokes, Stuffed Zucchini Flowers & Arancini

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Frijenno Magnanno

Another Fritto Misto, this one with eggplant, zucchini, mozzarella and fried dough. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Bufalata Pizza

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Sausage & Rapini Pizza

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La Prosciutteria

Small sharing board for two

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Eataly Smeraldo

Margherita Speciale & Originale

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Flat on my back exhausted. . .good thing we’ve been stopping every ten feet for snacks. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

That’s why we’ll be in Milan next week. ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

Just FYI: Since we’re still overseas, a comprehensive Punta Cana post will follow in mid January when we get back to France. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Geneva, Switzerland

The original Cafรฉ de Paris butter

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Post Izumi Lunch Fade

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MO Bar @ Mandarin Oriental

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Turin, Italy

Shopping

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Bicerin

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MiaGola (CAT!) Caffรจ
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Lyon, France

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Les Fleurs du Malt

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Cassoulet of Snails

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Sardinia, Italy

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Dubai, UAE

World’s Most Expensive Shake Shack

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Bangalore, India

moo. . .

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Even More Gulab Jamun!

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Girona, Spain

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NYC, USA

Pardon My French (followed by late night Sunny & Annie’s!)

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Everything Bagel @ Tompkins Square Bagels

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Leftover Dan Dan Noodles from Han Dynasty

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Artichoke Basille’s

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Frankfurt, Germany

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Days 7 to 9. . .

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Ristorante da Thomas

Gnocchi al sugo di Salsiccia

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Spaghetti alle Vongole (second best thing I ate in Sardinia)

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Roadside Panini Stand

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Rena Bianca Beach

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Seadas

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Sardinian Brekkie- Cakes, Tarts & Cookies (!)

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Pizzeria Balajana

ย Giant Pizza, Craft Beer not in photo ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Tiramisu

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So, that’s all for Sardinia.ย  I saved some photos for the year in review post, but seriously. . .editing these made me want to go on holiday again.ย  I guess that’s why I booked a trip to Spain last week.ย  Of course, it was also a “Welcome Home from India!!” surprise for Scott too.ย  If you’re in Girona in August, drop us a line.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Osteria Coco

Local Sausage & Ricotta with Honey

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Pane Frattau (my favourite dish of the trip!)

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Seafood Risotto

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Mono Tiramisureria

Pistachio Tiramisu

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Osteria Tecla

Aperitivo

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Da Roby’s

Focaccia Farcita

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Pizza Bianco

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Gelatissimo La Maddalena

Mirto & Pistachio Gelato

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The Duke Cocktail & Lounge Bar

Aperitivo

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Budelli Island

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sea urchins!

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Spargi Island

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our favourite swimming hole

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Not Entirely Sure Which Island (possibly the other side of Spargi, possibly not)

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Where we spent days 1-3. . .

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La Scogliera

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Lobster & Asparagus Fregola

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Rigatoni with Pecorino & Seafood

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Fritto Misto

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Tuna Tataki

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La Locanda Del Mirto (five minute drive away from Porto Massimo)

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Culurgiones

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Pasta Sampler (incl. wild boar & angiulottos)

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Porceddu- Suckling Pig on a spit

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Insalata Caprese & a glass of Torbato

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Penne with Mussels, Porcini & Truffle

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As you can tell, days one to three were mainly spent lying on the beach, swimming, snorkeling and eating.ย  Good times!ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

We had an amazing trip to Sardinia, exploring La Maddalena, Spargi, Budelli & Santa Maria Islands in the Maddalena archipelago as well as Santa Teresa Gallura & Palau on the main island.

There are hundreds of photos of beaches and boats, seafood and pasta. . .and maybe even a few of LED colour changing mood showers (must get one of those!).ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll try to put up some posts this week, while packing for India.ย  For now, here are a couple of random shots:

Spiaggia Rosa, Budelli (as close as you’re allowed to get to the pink beach these days)

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Aperol Spritz @ Porto Massimo

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Gelato @ Santa Teresa Gallura

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So, a quick preview, but the best is yet to come!ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰