Three meals in three countries: LUNCH.
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August 11th, 2008 – by: cmgervais
Lunch in Italy
The entry into Italy was pretty anti-climatic. No passport stamp, no immigration, we just drove right in. But still...it's nice to be back in Italy if only for one meal.
We found the city pretty easily, and parked near the harbor. I wasn't expecting much from Trieste. Wikipedia describes it as a mere "border town," which makes it sound like nothing more than a place to pass-through. We observed the yachts bobbing in the horribly polluted water, smelled the fish in the air... yeah, maybe not so good.
Then we walked up into town, where the main plaza was. Neoclassical architecture... lots of marble... things were looking better. In fact, it's very pretty. We explored a bit, looking for a lunch spot.
We finally found three people eating salads in a nice looking cafe along a pedestrian street, and we took a table on the outside patio. It was sunny out, and a little too warm. Mmmm. Nearby, some men were speaking in Italian. Italian spoken softly is the most beautiful sound on earth.
We ordered salads. Mine was described on the menu as "salad filled with all kinds of vegetables." How could I pass that up? Steve had a Nicoise which he said was good but too small. Since I was in Italy, I finished the meal with a little treat: a Macchiato and a chocolate-dipped cookie. Mmmm.
Lunch in Italy is good. I highly recommend it if you are in the neighborhood.
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