Saturday, September 25, 2010

A European Feast


Thank you to my wonderful clients who took a 2 week break from Evolution Catering deliveries while I traveled Europe on my honeymoon. It was an amazing trip and I am well rested and ready to get back to work now!

Here is a recap of the most delicious things my husband and I encountered on our trip (note that we did not in any shape or form try to eat healthy)...

Dublin- breakfast in bed was an excellent cure for jet lag--
eggs, sausage croissant fruit, and coffee

Dublin- we toured the Guinness Factory and learned how to pour the perfect pint,
Guinness style

Venice- La Zucca Ristorante is primarily vegetarian and all organic. They serve the BEST pasta with tomato sauce and very very fresh ricotta that just melts into the sauce

Also at Zucca, the roasted leeks with pecorino are perfectly caramalized and just amazing

My aunt (who is a tour guide in Italy :) took us to a restaurant that we didn't even have to order at! The owner just kept bringing us amazing things. Salted fish, fresh cheeses, focaccias, figs, everything so fresh and went so well with everything else!

Florence- Pizza Gusto was ridiculously good! With the naan-like crust, huge chunks of fresh buffalo mozzeralla and parmesan and fresh arugula

And don't forget an ice cold beer to wash it down!

Florence-The best capuccino and chocolate croissant ever!

We found Il Mercato Centrale, foodie heaven! Tables upon tables of artisan cheeses, meats and produce.

And this is the meal we made out of it! Prosciutto, mozzarella, parmagianno, tomatoes, ciabatta, arugula, fried egg, olive oil, balsamic vinegar s&p. We kept trying to make the 'perfect bite' from everything on our plate. Everything just tasted SO good together b/c the ingredients were oh so fresh and flavorful!

Boiled Beef Panino--oh so flavorful and perfect for a long train ride!

Cinque Terre (Vernazza)- go to Il Pirata and have their specialty pastry the panzerotto. A light as air puff pastry filled with vanilla custard and topped with strawberries <3


  1. Congratulations on your wedding!!!!

    Making me long for a honeymoon.

    The food looks delicious. Pizza and real foccacia in Florence...there is nothing better.


  2. thank you Marc! Gotta break the paleo diet for special occasions :)

    And to tell you the truth, I didn't gain as much weight as I thought I would. I think since all the italian ingredients are fresh and they make everything from scratch, I don't feel weighed down like I would with processed foods.

    When in Rome!