Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year/Buon Anno Nuovo

Happy New Year everyone! I was lucky enough to see the year out in Rome after a luscious but very reasonably priced dinner at La Danesina on Via Governo Vecchio. I was reluctant to try the Carbonara as that is truly my favorite and I do have a secret favorite Hostaria that serves it pefettamente al dente. To my delight the dish was exactly the same at half the price!
We enjoyed pasta and a bottle of chianti followed by Sgroppinos ( a lovely after dinner drink made of lemon sorbet with a shot of vodka and prosecco...YUM! ) and to top off the end of 2009, Tiramisu!
The evening ended with a viewing of five seperate fireworks displays from the balcony of our hotel. The rain deluge prevented us from remaining in the piazza for a closer look.
A lovely evening indeed. I hope you had a great New Year's Eve as well! Cheers to Health, Love and ( Money)...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Bool BBQ

Speaking of Tacos and their 2nd cousin of sorts, Brazilian Pastels...I encountered a dream of a fusion style food truck/van while recently visiting a great friend in the Venice Beach area of Los Angeles. It was first Friday and we perused the wondrous selection of different food selections along the Abbot Kinney strip after dark. Bool BBQ was the first place we tried and we kept coming back to it! Imagine a mix of all things you love about Brazilian Pastels and Korean BBQ and then you have was incredibly tasty, very reasonably priced and satisfyingly tangy! I wish I they were a nationwide chain. So make a trip to L.A. on the first Friday of any month and don't forgot to stop will be so glad you did! You can see their tacos pictured here and get the idea! Photo courtesy of the Bool BBQ website