Hello! We have a lightening-fast Internet connection today, so I can finally catch you up on some of our Sicilian adventures. First up: the food!Every 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!We 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.I’ve lost count of how many pizzas we’ve eaten. These might be #4 and #5?!The 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.We ordered what we thought would be a simple cheese and meat plate — and were shocked when this massive spread of food magically appeared. The owner of the shop helped us pick out a local wine. This was one of Anthony’s favorite drinks to date!I 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.My favorite is when they sprinkle cocoa powder on top!And when we pair it with a pastry. The icy thing on the right is another granita — one of Sicily’s specialties. One 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.Anthony 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.We scored a table with the most beautiful view.We 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.We were pretty much full after the first course, but the seafood just kept coming and coming. The 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?That 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!