Category Archives: Eating out

My son eats snails!

Thankfully not the kind a child might dig out of the mud but the properly edible type! The first place he ever ate them was the Osteria al Ritrovo del Platano. We stopped by one day when passing to look … Continue reading

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elegance and electronics!

The Casino in Bagni di Lucca has re-opened. (Again!)  I find the juxtaposition of the elegance of the interior with the garish electronic flashing lights of the slot machines difficult to look at, but it’s great that this lovely historic … Continue reading

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Lunch in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Tuscany

My sister is visiting. She doesn’t eat vegetables! But she likes cheese.  So a cheese based lunch was in order. We headed half hour northwards to Osteria Vecchio Mulino in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana. It serves cold platters of local food: … Continue reading

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Mushrooms and truffles, Slow Food of the Tuscan mountains

If you go to Silvio, and order the tasting menu (menu degustazione) you will believe I’ve let you in on a secret, one of those ‘hidden gems’ of clichés.  For this is one of those out-of-the-way places, that looks like … Continue reading

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