I will start by saying this weekend was one of the best ever! Turin was amazing, beautiful and with great nightlife. The food was amazing...four courses of apertivs, 3 different types of fresh pasta, artichokes with parmesean, wine for everyone, espressos (at 11 pm), and after dinner bitters.
I am loving the Italian way of life. It is so much
Last night there was a huge storm, the thunder rattled Cacsina Solaria and the rain was coming down in sheets, now it is just a wet morning, with a half mile walk to do daily it isn't a good start to the day. Good thing the rain is washing away all the pollen that I am allergic too though, this stuff is white and pillow-y and looks like snow. It falls off the trees like snow too! It is everywhere.
Last night was our first test, we were graded on our dish from 4 different chefs/food enthusiasts from around the country. I was in charge of the apertivs/first course. I created a trio of little bites, starting with a creme de pomodoro with a bufala mozzarella topping, garnished with a tiny basil leaf, next was a coronet of salted cod on a toast point, with fennel sprouts, and last was mozzarella en carrozza, with anchovy breabdrumbs and slivers of blanched asparagus. I was really happy with my plate, and the judges seemed to like it too! Anyway, gotta get to school now. Arriverderci!