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.
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!
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.
Wine and olive ascolane at the Enoteca at the Salone.
The flock of sheep with whom we toured the Abruzzese countryside.