Agriturismo Corte Benedetto
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We have now learnt two things about the weather in this part of Italy- it knows how to be hot and it knows how to rain.
We managed to get under way soon after 08:00. The first part of the ride was on nice quiet roads through lovely countryside up to a little way beyond the lovely hilltop village of San Gimignano. We had an elevenses stop of spinach tortillas at San Gimignano.
Some way after San Gimignano the rain started - the ...
... nearby trails and preparing elaborate dinners until it was time to repeat it all the next day. As a student to both the customs of Italy and the language itself, I did more listening and observing than I did speaking and influencing. Emanuele was not only an Italian, but he was a chef, an adult and a walking representation of how people lived in this country. In my time at the farm, more than any other element of life, I fell madly in love ...
... white which the waiter recommended.
The next part was all theatre. Our friendly waiter who spoke French, Italian and English and told us he was an Arab, began to skillfully remove the heads and tails of the fish and then gently remove the flesh taking care to avoid any bones. He placed the white flesh on top of the potatoes and finished by pouring the juices from the platter over the whole dish. A performance extraordinaire and we were delighted ...
... of the woods!!! We had walked past other places to eat but none were as nice.We went back to that original place. Pizzeria Gastronomia. We got a table that overlooked vineyards and the water. Picturesque.
Gnocchi has been on my list so I opted for the chance to get some! Simon was craving fish so he ordered a fried fish mix with chips.
His meal came out just before mine. They both smelt intensely beautiful. My gnocchi looked so plump and glorious, whilst Simon's fried ...
... Trattoria La Scogliera. When we saw it before there was pretty much nobody in there. Now, as it was closer to 8, it was packed! We noticed there were no tables available and there were 2 couples already waiting! We were all given free glasses of wine for the wait. That was so lovely. I mean, they can’t help being busy – not their fault at all! It didn’ttake long for tables to become vacant at all.
We got seated at a table and looked through the menu. I ...