For our first post I decided to write about my trip to Northern Italy and Switzerland, two countries of infinite beauty with lots and lots of food!
The trip was organized by four other girl friends from around the world and me, and I must say, it was a long awaited one.
On our first day we decided to stay in Milan and walk around the city, see the Cathedral (Duomo), and window shop in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, as if we can shop there normally with our traveler’s budget!
As we were walking, we got inside the Parco Sempione which was truly breathtaking, and made our way up to the Arco della Pace before deciding to go to Chinatown and have dinner. Little did we know, the restaurants in Italy have a 3pm-7pm break rule and almost everything is closed.
That didn’t disappoint us much, because soon enough we found Freddo Gelato which excited us a little too much. Who can deny Italian ice cream, even in the cold? Am I right?
The shop was tiny but really cute, the ice cream looked so good that we couldn’t resist and we each ended up buying a different taste so we could all try them. The flavors that really stuck with me were Nutella (with actual Nutella pieces for extra pleasure), Pistachio, and Cookies. The “damage” was just two and a half euros for two balls in a cone so it was relatively ok.
Since the restaurant that we initially wanted to go to was not working that day, we started looking around and decided to choose a place by its looks and menu (and of course checking reviews on the internet). Eventually we found a place called Rosso Fuoco (Red Fire), which was an Italian-Asian restaurant and chose to give it a try.
My pick was Spaghetti alla Puttanesca, a 20th century Southern Italian dish with tomatoes, olive oil, anchovies, olives, capers and garlic. All I can say is, I’m sorry, but it looked and was so delicious that I forgot to take a picture of it before I devoured it.