Another AA week for food in Cortona, Italy! This week we had a
wonderful dinner at the Osteria del Teatro, which is located at the
bottom of the same street as our townhouse, Moses Palace, and The Church
of San Francesco. The meal had as its base porcini mushrooms and
truffles, which are found in this area. One of the two pasta dishes
presented particularly impressed me, because I wasn’t expecting
it. It was a hand-made butterfly pasta with porcini mushrooms
and berries—DIVINE! The dessert was a Sacher Torte, which
is made of rich dark chocolate cake with apricot filling—need
I say more?
My daughter Becky, left, and I helping the Osteria del Teatro celebrate
its 15th Anniversary. Pictured with us is Chef Emiliano.
Also this week, I attended a concert to welcome the University
of Georgia to Cortona that was given by the Coro Zefferini, which is
the chorus that Becky sings in. It included Medieval songs from
the Laude Cortonesi and classical guitar, as well as an homage to the
American audience in the form of several Spirituals sung in English.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get any pictures of the concert.
Becky and I take a walk around the mountain every morning. It
gives us inspiration and energy, and the view is heavenly.
This is the view from the end of the park on our walk that we do
every morning. You can see Lake Trasimeno and the village of Ossaia
I’m still working on the long-promised companion
print to Secret
Garden. My Tuscan Garden is based on my very
own garden in Cortona.
I love to sit out here and relax and sketch. It’s divine!