FOOD! GREAT RESTAURANTS! THE BEST PASTRIES! BEAUTIFUL PARKS!

Today Ann Primack and I crossed the Tiber River to visit the Gardens of  Palazzo Farnese! The air was light and the sky an intense blue. I drew for several hours!

Then we set off to wander home through the Tratevere neighborhood. We “hit” three different churches and saw exquisite mosaics.

We decided we definitely needed to stop for refreshments. I ordered a pastry but instead received a creamy cream custard with carmel on the top! I kept my miss-order and ate it with an espresso!

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After a futile attempt at two churches to see Bernini’s sculptures, we caught the tram back to “our neighborhood” and headed out to the Pantheon for dinner.

We ate at Garnbini 1842!

Wow!

What a treat.

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I ordered a fried artichoke that you eat like potato chips!

Ann Primack goes home Wednesday. She has been a great restaurant buddy. We have experienced a range of restaurants. I figure I’ll do Rome only once.   Right!

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(Just so you know, I usually eat about 10pm for 3.5 Euros at the pizza place on the corner of Largo di Torre  Argentina after a night of drawing!)

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3 thoughts on “FOOD! GREAT RESTAURANTS! THE BEST PASTRIES! BEAUTIFUL PARKS!

  1. Sorry it’s been so long since I dropped in. End of the semester things, you understand.
    I am in D.C. with my folks, and today we dropped in on the WWII memorial, just in time to catch a concert by the first battalion of the Scots Guard. Magnificent!

    You appear to be having a marvelous time, yourself. And the fried artichokes – was that the inner calyx/leaves? All but the very tip of those are edible, but I’d never thought to fry them. Fascinating!

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  2. Hi Anne: Enjoyed your food posts and pics. When in Rome a few years ago, Chuck and I ordered a pepperoni pizza. To our surprise and enjoyment, it was bell peppers and not what we Americans call pepperoni.

    Looking forward to your next post.

    Beth

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  3. Hi Anne! You’re the envy of the office here; looks like heaven. I passed on your blog invitation to my students and hopefully they will take interest despite their busy lives. As for my own creative process, it starts when I have free time, am relaxed, and my mind is roaming. Sometimes I read an art book and other times I do random sketching. I look forward to seeing your inspired drawings and other treasures when you are back. Viva la Rome!

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