Why don’t you join me this splendid afternoon for a glass of prosecco and a little something to nibble on? You could sit under the wisteria or out on the lawn. I thought I’d serve some crostini with tapenade and maybe some fava beans and fresh pecorino from a farm in the hills outside of town. Of course there will be a platter of salumi (someone has to help me eat it) and tiny artichokes marinated in extra-virgin olive oil.
Yes, this is really my garden. I don’t even have to share it with anyone else in the building (well, with the owners, of course, but that’s fine with me!) It’s really quite amazing and thankfully the weather has been perfect to enjoy this oasis.
If you stick around later I may just whip up some pasta for dinner. Speaking of making some pasta, it’s time to start thinking about joining me in Lucca in October. There will be cooking and shopping and exploring not only Lucca, but also to the countryside outside of town. We’ll take a guided trip up into the mountains of the Garfagnana to visit a cheese maker. Think of fall colors, cooler temps and olives ready for the harvest. Of course we’ll pop into Florence for a visit to the Mercato Centrale, sampling as we go. Food, fun and friends.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to make a reservation.