After all the art, it was time for pranzo, and we headed across the street to Trattoria Da Cesare.
Of course, the food, the company and the conversation were so much fun.
|Fried gnocchi with caccio pepe sauce (on the table in heaven)|
|Tornarelli with meat ragu|
|Dr. C. with his standard Spaghetti alla vongole|
|Kelly had to pasta with vignarola of artichoke, fava beans, and asparagus with guianciale (amazing)|
|Panna cotta for dessert|
I spent my last night in the Academy kitchen yesterday, working on that post for tomorrow. Dr. C. and I have 2 more days here in Rome, then head to Spello for 2 weeks. Although I've loved this experience, when I'm in Italy, I really am the country mouse as opposed to the city mouse. Somehow I've lost my city-cred, and prefer the quiet life in the country. Ciao for now.