Hotel Residenza 100 Torri
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We're en route to Naples and broke the journey in Civitanova Marche, a delightful sea side town, which must buzz during the summer. Over this weekend they were hosting a festival of chocolate, I have never seen so many chocolate stalls in one location, all overflowing with delicious looking things......Dalmatians, shoes, tools and even things that looked like ...
... after the class and flying back home to Hong Kong.
It was another fabulous meal. Fresh made risotto, followed by trout with red and yellow peppers, followed by orange panna cotta ~ which was the freshest I had ever tasted. Chef Filippo had to get to the hotel's kitchen, so we bid our goodbyes & thanked him for a fabulous week of teaching us how to make great food, Italian style. And we couldn't leave without saying goodbye to ...
... as easy as Chef Filippo made it look. I didn't even volunteer out of fear of embarrassing myself with my lack of hand to string coordination! I got a kick out of the large container of olive oil that he used, it looked more like a can of turpentine. Knew that the pork was going to be nice & crispy on the outside by adding the olive oil.
We were also making a lentil salad with shrimp & for dessert, homemade dark chocolate cookies ...
... was nice to get up & have people to talk to. At home when Jeff is away, I only have Bear & Copper to chat with, I knew I was going to miss these mornings.
We made our way to the cooking class & put our aprons on. The couple who joined us for truffle hunting were now with us. Today we were making fresh tagliolini pasta with a Norcina sauce, roasted lamb, roasted potatoes with rosemary & chocolate molten cup ...
... day. Jeff & I start out with a cappuccino & chit chat with everyone, followed by a plate of the local fruits, meats, cheeses & baked goods.
At 9:30am Tiziano arrived at the hotel to pick us up in the red bus & whisked us away to the town of Assisi, which was a little over an hours drive. The scenery along the way was breathtaking, with medieval hilltop towns perched on hills along the way.
When we arrived at Assisi, our tour ...