We had just hit a local street market and started shopping when we realized we were starving.
We found a small café (Antica Pasticceria Sieni) and thought we should grab a sandwich or two and take a break. Remember, we’ve gotten off a 11-hour travel spree, looked at a hundred rings, walked all over Florence, and did some window shopping, and it’s only lunch time. It even amazes US.
Commence window shopping and street market perusing... Seriously, we were having an amazing time, despite the fact we were dead-ass tired. Closer to our hotel on the way back, we were picking up some waters (always safer to drink bottled water in Europe), and D.Rough bought a coconut slice outside the Pitti Palace – what is the Pitti Palace anyway?
We put our things back in the hotel room and headed back out for more walking. We strolled around and grabbed a bottle of limoncello at a nice wine store called Obseqvivm to celebrate with back in the room on our first night in Florence in a few years. We then looked at menus posted outside all the restaurants. We found one that looked promising – La Costaletta. We walked down into the basement of this building and got a table for two.
D.Rough got a bowl of delicious onion soup with a giant parmesan cheese encrusted piece of that thick bread in it.
I ordered wild boar parpadelle – super good meat sauce with whole pepper corns in it – unique flavor bursts with some sting.
D.Rough got pork medallions cooked in a honey/chile glaze served with a garlicky but delicious cooked spinach.
We finished the meal with Panna Cotta, but it was a little firm. It had a great chocolate-y sauce all over it, which completely made up for the firmness issue we had. It was a great meal overall, especially since I got to try two unusual meats and eat slices of lard on some toast.
We headed out into the night and did a bit more walking around Florence, particularly along the river Arno, which is beautifully lit at night, especially around the Ponte Vecchio. Then we headed back for our limoncello nightcap. We crashed HARD.