Wednesday, July 12, 2017

An {unintentionally} color coordinated twilight dinner in the Lucca Hills ...

Airbnb Lucca hills Matraia Valgiano

Last month found us returning to the Colline Lucchesi, the fertile olive and wine growing hills surrounding Lucca, a region I had vowed to revisit after scouting culinary tour destinations for Viola's Italy here last year ~ and returning to a favorite Airbnb, a classic Tuscan farmhouse nestled into an olive and cherry grove with a long alfresco dining table overlooking Piana di Lucca and Monte Pisano in the distance.

And after some memorable evenings under the stars, sharing the rustic table along the ancient stone wall with our host Pablo and an ever evolving group of friends, it was once again time to say Arrivederci to the Lucca hills:

firing up the grill for an Italian inspired menu of "surf & turf", it made for a memorable farewell grigliata ~ and looking through these photos made me realize how {unintentionally} color coordinated this dinner turned out to be in camera ...

the menu
~ salumi from local salumeria Da Severino
~ marinated anchovies on schiaciatta
~ warm octopus potato tomato salad
~ grilled octopus, pork chops, salsiccia, radicchio, zucchini & Lucca onions
~ pistachio & chocolate gelato
... and some good Colline Lucchesi wines

Airbnb Lucca hills Matraia Valgiano views
Maolina white wine
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Pablo & Isa's farmhouse listings can be found on Airbnb

1 comment:

  1. So many happy memories of traveling with Airbnb and making friends along the way ....


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