Italy has been so great to me! I can not imagine living in a world where I can not travel. Although this was not my first trip to Italia Country, my experience this time was nothing short of brilliant. I had the chance to arrive in Milan and spend several hours near Monumentale before heading to Centro Storico where my friend Jezreel and I had a quick bite to eat. Here's a Quick Lesson in Italian timing by way of culture: no one eats between 3pm and 8pm! We searched for hours looking for somewhere to grab our first real meal and this is what we landed on… A smoked salmon quesadilla and a Margarita pizza. What a start; right? From there things would only get better.
Now we all know, there is never a bad time to have breakfast... pancakes and scrambled eggs have no watch! With that said, we bring lunch to you Brunch @ Night! The evening started out with 8 guests, that quickly doubled to 15. The menu was extravagant and the ambiance was even better. Strangers became friends, appetites were demolished, and every moment was captured and enjoyed.
There were several items that could not be overlooked last night. The breakfast paella seemed to be a favorite with several people even ordering plates of it to go. Shrimp infused rice, played a major role in the flavor profiling of the dish. The pork sausage and bacon created a rich mouth feel and intensified the character of the plate. Fresh kale and carrot livened up the entire dish and allowed a color variation unmatched. Second to none, the Pisa Pancakes ran their course. A tower of 3 buttermilk pancakes with a layer of eggs, sausage and bacon in between made the plate hard to ignore. The heads were turning as people stared at the server taking these to other tables. If a picture is worth a thousand words, these dishes left people speechless. Then there was the stuffed waffles... a sandwich made of 2 parmesan chive waffles stuffed with bacon, sausage, and lightly scrambled eggs... goodness.
Needless to say, the guests had a great time. They ate well, and the overall experience went phenomenal. I appreciate every guests and had a conversation with them to ensure the quality of the experience. The next dinner is on the 15th of November and juuust may feature authentic Mexican Cuisine. Shhhh, its a secret!
Cant wait to see you there!
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