September 8, 2018: For dinner that night, we searched up a local restaurant called Trattoria Diladdarno. It was a cozy restaurant and we chose to sit in the outdoor garden patio underneath the stars. It was so nice.
This place was warm and welcoming and we got a seat while our outdoor table was being ready for us.
It was also a bit pricier than all the meals we’ve had so far.
We had bread; marinated anchovies with buffalo mozzarella and aubergines; quail stuffed with grapes; pici pasta with wile boar; steamed vegetables; and a 0.5 L of vino rosso.
The marinated anchovies with buffalo mozzarella and aubergines was way too salty so we ate the entire basket of bread to compensate for the salt. The buffalo mozzarella was divine and the freshest I’ve had. The aubergine mash was good too.
The quail stuffed with grapes was a sight to behold. It was like foodie art with prosciutto wrapped around the meat and wine grapes all around it and a pastry. I wasn’t expecting wine grapes so this was a neat surprise. The meat was incredibly and impossibly tender. It reminded me of meatloaf. I was so impressed. It wasn’t until we got to the bone part of the quail that its rough texture resembled more of the bird.
The pici pasta is a fat spaghetti originating from Southern Italy. It surprised me with the wild boar meat in small chunks within the pici instead of being in big pieces. This pici with wild boar dish was still very good but didn’t stand out when compared to the quail.
We also got a side of vegetables: Sautéed vegetables with thyme and nepitella.
The red wine was strong and the 0.5L was difficult to finish as the portions for this meal were so large too.
Despite the fullness, I couldn’t help but to try a dessert. The table of four next to us ordered one goat’s milk ice cream each and it intrigued me.
We ordered one too and while it was melty and a bit too sweet, the freshness of the milk was evident. It was a nice cold finish to the meal.
The bb got coffee.