This week we’ve been in Livigno – skiing is the perfect holiday for me, lots of exercise and lots of food.
Check out this plate of local delicacies:
What you can see there is polenta (just about), sausage meat, deer stew, veal stew, pizzoccheri – something I’ve had here for the first time, they’re not too different from gnocchi in that they have a pasta-type consistency but are made from potatoes and a lot smaller than gnocchi, served in a tomato and bacon sauce – gnocchi in a creamy sauce (also local, I’m not sure what was in it, bacon again, cheese and a pesto-like sauce), and of course pasta.
All of this washed down with the aperitivo of choice here, an aperol spritz, made with aperol, prosecco and lemonade:
To be honest, the spritz was a little bitter for me (or I’ve not yet developed the palate for aperol) so we tried some locally brewed beer instead – 2 litres of:
Are you interested in some more food I’ve eaten this week at our hotel?
Creamy vegetable lasagne layered with aubergines and marrows and plenty of parmeggiano on top:
Rabbit, stewed I think, with roast potatoes and buttery broccoli:
An impressive – and tasty – creme brûlée with the sugar lit at the table when served (I’m doing this at home from now on, especially if we have guests over):
I could go on but I’m worried I’m beginning to bore you. Back in the kitchen in the next couple of days so after a short period of silence I’ll be blogging again soon.