What happens when several bloggers get together for lunch in Lucca, Italy? Yes, the food gets cold ‘cause we’re all way toooo busy snapping photos of our dishes to even eat!
One of the first blogs I started following several years ago was Debra’s Bella Bagna Di Lucca. Since then, I’ve enjoyed Debra’s company when we can meet up in Italy – once at Il Desco in Lucca during the Food and Wine event where I met her & her Hubby with several of their friends for food and wine, then dinner and great conversation. Next time, it was in Spring in Lucca for dinner at Rusticanella . This year, the Hubby finally was able to meet my “blog friend” in person. Yes, my dear Hubby, she really does exist! LOL!
In November, Debra and her friend Moe met us for lunch at Da Leo in Lucca. Out comes the food, so out come the cameras. As all good bloggers and blog followers know, you just can’t start eating a meal without first recording it for blog history. And we were no exception to this rule.
Being cold out meant hot soup was just the ticket for us. Moe enjoyed “tortellini en brodo” and I could not resist the “zuppa di farro”. Hubby had the “minestra” and was glad he did. For Debra, it was a pasta dish that was picture perfect.
For the main course, here’s Moe’s “bistecca” with a side of “cavolfiore gratinato al forno”.
How about “coniglio”? Debra totally enjoyed the rabbit, and we all tasted to make sure it was perfect. Yes, it was indeed!
For me and Hubby, a plate of pork with roasted potatoes, and an extra helping of “cavolfiore gratinati al forno”. Oink is right!
Cleaning our plates, we took a stroll toward the train station so that Debra and Moe could catch the train before it got dark for their drive back to Bagna di Lucca. As chance would have it, they were going to be in Florence while we were there. So….needless to say, plans were made for yet another visit. (You can read all about that here).
Bidding our farewells, we left with smiles on our faces and happy contented tummies. As it should be when visiting with friends.