01 December, 2010

Luna di Miele

I was married on October 16th. The next evening my wife (still feels novel to type that word) and I boarded a plane to Rome. We spent two weeks in Italy traveling by train and bus. We ate our way from Rome to Turin (where we somehow survived a seven hours long gorge-fest at Slow Food's Salone del Gusto); from Turin to Bologna; Bologna to Montella (including a marathon lunch prepared by Amanda's relatives); Montella to Abruzzo; and finally from Abruzzo back to Rome. We encountered so much good food/beer/wine/hospitality. Here are some pictures (food/beer/wine related) from our trip. Cheers!

A small beer bar in Trastevere called 'Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fa' ("What the hell are you doing here"). Owned by the same people who run Bir e Fud and the Domus Birrae bottle shop and home brew spot in the Monti.

Bock & Pils from Birrificio Italiano. The Italians really make some great pilsners.

Bir e Fud
Tris Suppli from Bir e Fud (Carbonara, Amatriciana, Gricia - the holy trinity of Roman pasta dishes re-imagined in fried rice ball form). Unfortunately I can't recall the names of the beers. But those suppli!

Arancini with meat and peas and ricotta di pecora and spinach.

Thou shalt not covet thy father's gelato.

At the Salone del Gusto - the North American Brewers Association was mobbed by Italians trying Dogfishhead and Victory, among other American craft brews.

Also at the Salone - I tried a tasty Brew Dog Hardcore IPA. So Hoppy. So Necessary.

Spanish meat
Jamon Iberico. I loitered around this stand for a long while.

Wine and olive ascolane at the Enoteca at the Salone.

Tagliatelle alla chitarra
Homemade tagliatelle (alla chittara). Made by Amanda's cousin for us!

Steaming bowls of tagliatelle.

Wild Fennel
Wild fennel in the Abruzzese Appenines.

The flock of sheep with whom we toured the Abruzzese countryside.

1 comment:

Olivia said...

These are seriously amazing photos. Love them!