After our free time in Ravenna, we gathered for lunch at Melarancio. This is not only a beautiful upstairs dining room, but all the food is interesting and delicious! Here was our lunch...
Full and happy we headed back to our bus. On our way home, we stopped in Faenza to watch artists hand-painting ceramic pieces, and a brief stop in the showroom. Brad and I chose two little bells for our Italy Christmas tree.
We had a little down time before dinner. Hmmmmmm... a nap, or a glass of wine? Wine won! Then we walked our group to another of my favorite places for dinner: Biagi!
We got there a few minutes before 8, and they were just setting up for the evening, so our waiter, Luca, (Who remembered me from last year when I was there for a hysterical evening with Jerry and Sandi) brought us out 10 glasses, and some prosecco while we waited.
Soon, our table was ready, and the appetizers began to arrive: tomato-bread salad, porcini, and piadini topped with mordatella.
First courses included artichoke-parmigiano salad, tagliatelle with peas and prosciutto, and my FAVORITE green tagliatelle with prosciutto!
Several plates of cotoletta Bolognese were shared for our secondi.
It was all washed down with plenty of Lambrusco (a "tradition" at Biagi for me), Sangiovese or Trebbiano!
We indulged in two bowls of fresh, locally grown ciliegie for dessert. Life IS a bowl of cherries at Biagi!