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sicily: the food

Hello! We have a lightening-fast Internet connection today, so I can finally catch you up on some of our Sicilian adventures. _DSC0231First up: the food!0903151104aEvery meal was amazing in Sicily. Lots of cheese, olives, and proscuitto — and probably a bit too much wine :). Here’s the full menu!

On our first night in Sicily, Anthony took me to Il Tocco, a popular spot in the town of Acireale. The food is good, but the main attraction is the view!_DSC0120We made it just in time for sunset (the restaurant doesn’t even open until 8 pm, in true Italian form) and then watched the city light up as it got dark._DSC0130I’ve lost count of how many pizzas we’ve eaten. These might be #4 and #5?!_DSC0134The next day we took a day trip to Tindari, with a stop in the town of Randazzo. I’d read about Il Buongustaio on TripAdvisor and the 5-star reviews were right about this unassuming wine and cheese shop._DSC0253We ordered what we thought would be a simple cheese and meat plate — and were shocked when this massive spread of food magically appeared. _DSC0259The owner of the shop helped us pick out a local wine. This was one of Anthony’s favorite drinks to date!_DSC0256I think the wine here is pretty good, too. But what I’ve really been loving is the coffee. They make some darn good cappuccinos here._DSC0222My favorite is when they sprinkle cocoa powder on top!_DSC0226And when we pair it with a pastry. The icy thing on the right is another granita — one of Sicily’s specialties. _DSC0271One of the most epic meals we’ve had on this trip was our last one — a seafood smorgasbord at Villa Reale in Forza d’Agro._DSC0272Anthony found this gem and made us a lunch reservation. We took a wrong turn getting to the restaurant (Google Maps isn’t great on Sicilian roads) so when we arrived we were more than ready to sit down with a drink._DSC0286We scored a table with the most beautiful view._DSC0274We didn’t really know what to expect at this restaurant and just let the waiter and chef serve us whatever they wanted. Starting with a spread of cold seafood. Given that the restaurant had no air conditioning (yikes!), this helped cool us down._DSC0280We were pretty much full after the first course, but the seafood just kept coming and coming. _DSC0290The meal was absolutely incredible! Unfortunately it backfired the next day when I came down with a nasty stomach bug that lingers as I’m writing this post. Looking back at the photos, I feel like my face here almost shows the sickness setting in. #worthit
Should we close out this post with some dessert?_DSC0291That was a lot of food. But believe it or not, we did more than just eat on this trip. Up next: Sicilian runs, hikes, and sights!

4 thoughts on “sicily: the food

  1. Sorry to hear that Mary was ill. Hope she is recovering rapidly. Blog was great brings back a lot of good memories of Sicily.

  2. As always —> amazing pictures!

    I’m drooling over here 😉

    Funny enough – my dad who is all about cheap Tim Hortons coffee here in Canada will drink nothing but Cappuccinos and Lattes when my parents are in Europe. He always comes back disappointed, lol.