Thursday, September 20, 2012

A fine malt in Italy

When we visited Italy in March Younger Son and Fiancée (then) took us to the hotel (Rame in Marene) where the wedding reception would be held. We 'had' to sample about 16 courses to help them finalise their wedding menu. After we'd eaten, the chef came out to talk about the food with them and the discussion also covered the wine we'd have. Somehow the conversation moved on to spirits and Husband must have mentioned that his favourite malt whisky was Lagavulin.

So imagine his delight when a bottle of Lagavulin appeared in front of him after the meal, compliments of the chef!

At the tasting the bride's father couldn't choose between the three desserts offered: at the wedding, while we all had strawberries and ice cream his plate was brought out with all three desserts on it. (I think Husband got the better deal.)  But a hotel with a chef who takes such care of the little details is sure to succeed. I certainly hope it does as all the food - and the whole weekend we spent there - was lovely. Especially the risotto and the ravioli and the braesola salad and seafood salad and the swordfish carpaccio - oh and the nutella cake I had for breakfast ...

3 comments:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Fantastico!

Liz said...

It was indeed, welshcakes!

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile back home : Pub Landlord Pulled Gun On Drinkers Who Ordered Beer In Welsh

Details can be read at http://tyneandwear.sky.com/news/article/39781 ;-)