Yes, I’ve arrived In Lucca and of course the first thing that I am sharing here on the blog is a panino. I discovered this spot on Piazza San Giusto last year and since then have been dreaming of sitting on their patio and having a bite to eat. Anyone who knows me would admit that I am easily won over by a good sandwich and so it’s no surprise that I ended up here for my first lunch in town. When I walked by this eatery a year ago it was closed, but there was a menu taped to the window. I stood there, studied the list of panini and made a point to return the following day when they reopened.
My first order was a panino to go. I raced back to the apartment and wasted no time in getting down to business. I was so pleased that I went back twice that week, each time trying a different sandwich. The panini are good sized and priced very fairly from 4 to 5 euros. I usually am full after eating just half, but today I decided to go ahead and devour the whole thing. The panini are pressed on a grill and arrive slightly warmed. This afternoon, after much consternation, I ordered one filled with prosciutto crudo, lettuce, red onion relish and stracchino cheese. The crispy bread, creamy cheese and salty prosciutto made for one perfect bite.
Blend (kind of a strange name for an Italian restaurant) would also be a nice spot to stop by for a drink and a snack. Want to meet tomorrow?
Piazza San Giusto 8, Lucca