Posts Tagged ‘tuscany’

Eating & Drinking in Italy: Our Very Own Big Night

August 20, 2010

One of the activities my uncle and mother had planned from the beginning was to have the owners of the second villa cook us dinner on the last night when all 13 of us were together.  Although some of us would have another few nights at the villa, three were leaving the very next day.

Roberto, one of the owners of our villa in Tuscany, prepared one of the most memorable meals we had during the entire trip.  It really was our very own Big Night.

The menu:


  • primi piatti: pasta with tomato sauce (prepared by our chef’s mother!)
  • secondi: florentine steak with roasted potatoes
  • cake (which we later learned was called mille foglie, but we called it a cannoli cake due to its flavour and texture)