slow dinners, part 4

The next night’s dinner was not quite as fancy, and didn’t take quite as long. A group of us visited Tango, in the old city center, one of those places serving overpriced pizza and pasta that the Lonely Planet guide cheerfully refuses to distinguish among. J-P and I took a risk and learned that tommo signifies a type of runny cheese that J-P doesn’t care for at all. Our salad came topped with two large disks of it. The pizza we shared was more mutually enjoyable, with a crispy thin crust topped by pancetta, gorgonzola, and sweet grilled zucchini. J-P and Olaf and I discussed the apparent inevitability of our getting into wine, considering that we live in northern California and some of J-P’s senior colleagues study winemaking.

We stopped for gelato at a kiosk in the Parque Civico on our way back. My performance was not as garbled as the first time, but still not great. Clearly I still needed more practice.


1 Response to “slow dinners, part 4”

  1. 1 Julie
    July 14, 2011 at 19:27

    I’m loving these slow dinners posts!

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