Once home I try to insert a little bit of Italy into each and every day. I make my morning espresso in a stove top coffee pot, just like my grandmother used. I usually have a batch of freshly baked biscotti on hand. We eat pasta at least a few times a week, sometimes hand made, other times fabulous dried pasta from Italy. And then there are times when we seek out real Italian food and here in San Diego, that’s no easy feat.
So off we go to Pizzeria Mozza in Newport Beach. It’s an hour away, but well worth the drive. We love to sit at the bar and watch the pizzas being made. On our last visit we were immediately taken in by the “special appetizer” of burrata cheese. “Yes, yes” we said and were thrilled with it on the very first bite-slightly sweet, a little tangy and oh so creamy and just perfect on top of the olive oil doused crusty bread. The couples on either side of us were entranced as they watched us devour it and also placed orders.
It was amazing and it was flown in directly from Italy, or so they said and I do believe them. Having just returned form Italy a few days before I cracked up when I saw the bill-the burrata was $25! After paying and pushing our chairs out from the bar I was tempted to tell our neighbors at the counter about the price. I just couldn’t do it-they were having too much fun eating it and it didn’t seem fair to spoil their fun.
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