Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Eating in Assisi

(Eggs with Truffle Oil and fresh shaved Truffle - Enoteca Mazzini)
I'm not sure what part of visiting Italy is better, it's history and art, or their food! Both can be overwhelming experiences that can not be replicated anywhere else in the world.  Let's be honest, we ate a lot, and we thought we would come back ten pounds,or more, heavier. To our surprise, even though we ate every day like it was our last, the amount of weight gained was very minimal. Two pounds to be exact. How does this work when you are constantly eating so much and so many carbs on top of that?  My theory is that everything you eat in Italy is so fresh and "organic" that you're body is able to use it all. As part of the group of Workshops in Italy, most of the dinners and lunches we were delighted with were specially created for us.  That's the great thing about the workshop, you eat and paint your heart out, a true artist's dream!  Here are some of the most memorable dishes we had in Assisi, buon appetito tutti!
 (Caprese Salad - Trattoria Pallotta)

 (Lunch at Enoteca Mazzini)

 (Tagliatelle and Asparagus - La Fontanella)

 (Beef, Roasted Potatoes, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Truffle - Osteria Piazzetta dell'Erba)

(Tagliatelle with Arugula, Tomato and Garlic Sauce - Enoteca Mazzini) 

(Gnoccho with Fava Beans and Prosciutto - Trattoria Pallotta)

(Bruschette - Enoteca Mazzini)

(Layered Eggplant and Tomato Sauce - Osteria Piazzetta dell'Erba)

(Selection of Umbrian meat and cheese - Enoteca Mazzini)

(Pistachio Torte - Osteria Piazzetta dell'Erba)

(Orecchiette with vegetables - La Fontanella)

(White Lasagna - Trattoria da Erminio)

(Dinner at La Fontanella)


arianna said...

Okay, I am EVEN MORE jealous of your amazing trip than I was before. That food, that food!

So glad to hear it was wonderful. I look forward to seeing what you (and Jarod?) painted. xo

Luis Colan said...

Yeah, I still can't get over the food, most food in the States tastes like crap next to what we experienced.
I will be posting images of the paintings soon :)
Jarod did well but I don't think he wants to share his attempts at plein air painting. We did frame a little one he did though, he's so proud of that little sketch.