Settling in to the Italian countryside. We are in Le Marche. Found a fabulous ristorante called Castello de Marte, run by a young guy named Fabio - no, not him. Our guy buttons his shirt.
This is a tiny little village. Some older Italians are chilling in the square drinking whiskey and playing cards. Is this what older Americans would be doing if we had a real social safety net and a younger retirement age? I'd like to find out.
Anyway, back to the food. Since it's the closest place to our lodging, we dined here for dinner last night and then again for lunch today. Have consumed a lot of cured meats, asparagus - very much in season - and of course pasta! All washed down with some local wine. I'll be sending some of this home to SoCo.
If you are ever near here, I would heartily recommend you make your way over to see Fabio. Mixing countries, our dinner last night was all omakase. We ordered nothing, but everything came. I think we had 5 starters. It was pretty incredible. Our only choice was which wine to drink. It's nice not have to give too much thought to where you'll eat and then what to order. It was very much appreciated.
This is ideal. I think it's nap time. Ciao.