Friday, May 21, 2010

Night At The Cellar

Last night, a group of friends and I went to a local villa for a night of food and wine.


For starters, the villa is beautiful. I enjoyed just walking around, taking pictures of it and the beautiful flowers all around it. The wine and food just made the experience ten times better.

Looking at the stairs from the entrance. It's quite an imposing first view.

Some of the many flowers.

There were a ton of fountains on the property too. This was my favorite!

Me in front of some gorgeous yellow roses

Dinner was amazing. We had four courses and it was served sort of buffet style. For the antipasti we had polenta with fish, crackers with some sort of fish spread and squares of some sort of spinach like quiche.

The primi piatti was risotto with mushrooms (it was heavenly) and ravioli with pea sauce. I'm not one for peas, but again, this was delish.

The secondi (or meat course) was veal topped crositini and skewers that had potatoes, pearl onions and the most tender and melt in your mouth meat I've ever had. I found out later it was rabbit. I've never had rabbit, but it was so good!

I actually didn't stay for dessert as I was tired and my ride was leaving, but I've heard it was delicious too!

Lovely scenery around the villa

Last night was just beautiful! All the beautiful of my favorite nights in Italy by far.

All of us a writer from Frommer's guidebook and her mom.


Sara said...

Oh my gosh that sounds like an awesome night!!

Lisa said...

You take such gorgeous photos! What a fun night!

Mel said...

Hello! I'm a new follower!

I am looking forward to reading more about you!

JG said...

Wow, that sounds incredible!

Sarah Ann said...

That looks so gorgeous! Glad that I stumbled across your blog!

Kebi Cedawna said...

You look beautiful, those roses look amazing. Glad you had a great time!

Kebi Cedawna said...

You look beautiful, those roses look amazing. Glad you had a great time!

Emily @ Longley's in San Diego said...

That sounds awesome!!!

♥ Annie ♥ said...

What a fabulous evening!! And I must say the pic of you...STUNNING!!