Let’s do lunch, shall we?
Do you see what I see?
I’m not gonna lie, it feels a little weird to be eating healthy food and not downing casseroles, souffles, fried pickles and Easter candy. But it feels kind of great, too.
Today’s lunch included a mozzarella, tomato and spinach bagelwich made with legit mozzarella that I bought at the grocery store last night.
I was inspired to buy the fancy kind of mozzarella after Ryan’s mom used some of it to create a delicious caprese salad on Easter. Sometimes fancy cheese is worth the price tag.
On the side I enjoyed little bitty sweet peppers. Aren’t they cute? They were so adorable that I could just eat them right up… and so I did.
Now for some Europe fun… but first, the Fashion page was updated this afternoon!
Europe: Your Guide
After receiving tons of amazing emails, recommendations, blog and Facebook comments from you guys about my upcoming trip to Europe, I just had to compile all of your thoughts into one massive post, complete with food and restaurant recommendations and “must do” activities.
If you have anything to add to this list, please do so in the comments section of this post! I want to try EVERYTHING!
- Gelato: Giolitti’s (near the Pantheon, somewhat off the beaten path)
- Pizza: Da Baffetto or Dar Poeta (need reservations)
- Enoteca Corsi for lunch
- Navona Notte for delicious food
- La Cisterna (friendly staff, amazing food, let the waiter order for you)
- Iced coffee from Tazzo d’Oro Casa del café
- Borghese Museum
- Cinque Terra
- Trevi Fountain
- St. Peter’s Basilica
- Must-try restaurant mentioned by many: Acqua al 2 (order the blueberry steak/ the tasting menu which you may see here on Meg’s blog), reservations are a must
- Other great restaurants: Osteria Il Gatto e La Volpe and Trattoria Quattro Leoni (order tortellini with pear and gorgonzola)
- Gelato: Vivoli, La Carraia or the place on the corner of the Santa Trinita bridge (the bridge next to the Ponte Vecchio)
- Pizza: Gusta Pizza, Ostaria de Centopoveri or Il Pizzaiuolo (need reservations)
- House wine
- Explore Oltro Arno (the other side of the river from statue of David)
- Walk up Piazza de Michelangelo (a big hill with an amazing view of the city)
- Climb to the top of the Duomo
- Explore the San Lorenzo Market
- Great late-night bars: Moyo, Red Garter (American), Twice and Astor
- Harry’s Bar for peach Bellini’s
- Pizza: La Pearla
- Piazza San Marco
- Goulash and spaetzle
- Swiss fondue
- Raclette cheese
- Zopf (Swiss bread)
- Mount Pilatus
- Berthillon ice cream (in I’ile de Saint Louis)
- Crepes (Nutella + banana)
- Pastries, chocolate croissants
- Éclairs and macaroons from La Duree
- Cheese, brie
- Croque madame breakfast sandwich
- Eiffel Tower + the light show at night
- Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe
- Notre Dame
- Fish & chips (heavy on the vinegar)
- Indian food (specifically try Brick Lane)
- Happy Hippos cookies
- Pub food
- Bruges for chocolate
- Scones with jam and Devonshire cream
- High tea at Harrod’s, Browns, the Ritz, Fortnum & Mason’s or Claridge’s Mayfair
- Food Hall at Harrod’s department store
- Strawberry beer (Fruli)
- Camden Market (in Camdentown) and Spitalfield Market (near Brick Lane, great Indian food)
- Westminster Abbey
- Buckingham Palace
- Big Ben
- Houses of Parliament
- Hyde Park
- St. Paul’s Cathedral
- London Eye Ferris Wheel