Friday, July 12, 2013

In the shade, Stromboli

Relaxing on Stromboli

"Find your destiny"

I took one order last night just because my son and I were sitting outside when our first customers arrived - all the way from Hawaii. They were full of fun, from the minute I put on Paolo Conte - they loved the music so much they bought his "best of" on iTunes there and then. They ordered a great selection for food, accepting my recomendations of the tuna steak marinated in fresh orange juice and served with pistacchio crust, and the courgette and prawn risotto "al profuno di Sicilia" served with a sprinkling of grated lemon zest. I've just translated the menu into English - but of course, being American English-speakers, they didn't know what courgettes or aubergines were! I should have put eggplant and zucchini in brackets! The chat was great, and on my way home they had just tucked into their starters. "Hope you find your destiny," said Ken, who had been quietly observing all the banter. "We all have one," smiled Alice. What a lovely blessing, I thought, carrying my weighty two year old home, glad I took that order.

Trip advisor review - special mention!

Wow! Special mention for me in a Trip advisor comment on Pachamama from last weekend. A lovely family from Torino - thank you Paolo, Roberta and Chiara. So nice to be appreciated :)