Monday, September 06, 2010


It was great to meet my new friend Caryn, from Connecticut, and her husband and mother , whose parents were from Sicily, for lunch at the Osteria dei Sapori Perduti yesterday. Caryn found this blog and then searched for me on facebook.

We had the house antipasti

which included arancini, focacce, bruschette [above] and caponata [below]:

These were followed by the local sweet ravioli:

Then Caryn and her husband had chicken scaloppine

while Caryn's mother had pork spezzatino:

These came with potatoes cooked in the oven with capers:

I had traditional coniglio stemperato [ rabbit braised with capers, olives, garlic, celery and carrots]. Yes, there are potatoes in there, too.

For dessert, we had cannoli, because you just have to when you visit Sicily.  It would have been churlish of me not to join in, wouldn't it?

Our friend the singing accordionist was there:

Look closely at Caryn's brooch, which she wore especially for me!

Do visit Modica again, Caryn and family!  Cincin!


Lucia said...

I'm so hungry now!

RNSANE said...

Lovely to meet new friends, isn't can never have enough. How I wish I could join you but I groww ever poorer and poorer, in terms of finances to travel. Thank heavens for internet journeys like this which bring me much joy!!!

At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon! ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
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Rowena... said...

Absolutely delicious!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Lucia. Sorry! Hi, Carmen. Never say never - one day perhaps we will meet. Many congratulations on the book! It was indeed, Rowena.

lakeviewer said...

How wonderful! It's your warmth that attracts people, Pat. Who knows, we too might meet one of these days.

sally in norfolk said...

love the Gecho brooch :-) but so glad hes not in my bed room x

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

It's very nice of you to say so, lakeviewer. You never know! Hi, Sally. Yes, I'm not sleeping well knowing he is about!


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