Following Feed Phil’s footsteps and more

Mama and I started off the day with lunch of cicchetti, or small bites, from a wonderful and tiny place called All’Arco, which we learned about from watching Netflix’s “Somebody Feed Phil.” The food was incredibly innovative and fresh, and we enjoyed getting to meet Mateo, who was introduced in the show. Then as Mama…

Pumpkin ravioli with Moscato D’Asti

After yesterday’s birthday adventures through the rain, we were wiped out and glad that we’d set time aside for rest today. With our fridge stocked with leftover spezzatino, we could stay home during the day. But this evening, Mama and I were hungry and couldn’t get out of our heads the thought that Jonny just…

Walking (and eating) through Venice

Mama and I had a lovely day in Venice, on our own little, self-planned walking food tour. First, we stopped for cafe lattes and pastries at Rosa Salva. We sat at one of the outside tables, looking onto the Campo Santissimi Giovanni e Paolo. We enjoyed watching the people parading past us nearly as much…

At home in Venice

Today was a forced rest day for us. A migraine took me down, without consideration that we’re traveling. We’d planned to rest tomorrow, so hopefully we’ll be able to switch our days. Thankfully, Mama was happy to work on her wonderful blog about our adventures, Giuddita in Italia. She also began working on a new watercolor…

Small bites packed with flavor Venetian style

Mama and I were so exhausted from the last few days, we procrastinated leaving our Venetian apartment today, until it was nearly too late. We were drawn from rest by the memory of these incredible small bites packed with flavor. Friends we met on our trip five years ago introduced us to this gem. Cantine…

Shopping like a local

Mama and I explored our neighborhood of Castello a bit more this evening. Our new friend Jonny, who runs a restaurant next to our apartment, recently pointed out to us all of the best shops for fruit and vegetables, fresh bread, wine and more. In California, we tend to purchase all of these items from…

Italian take-away

Venice is divided into six sestiere, or neighborhoods, and Mama and I are staying in Castello. We’re just one bridge and two corners away from our apartment five years ago, which is awesome because we can frequent some of our old favorite spots. When I popped out to pick up our laundry tonight, I also…