Thursday, June 9, 2016

Seafood in Sperlonga

Fishermen return to shore from Sperlonga's clean waters bearing a precious cargo.
 Bill and I tasted some of that cargo at one of Sperlonga's little cafes
a place we had associated only with our morning coffee.
At a loose end one afternoon we went back to the Trani Bar and ordered lunch. Under the guidance of the waiter we had a plate of memorable antipasti.
 We also had two plates of sole.
The waiter deboned the fish for us.
 One of the locals made a desperate appeal
for a morsel
of the divine sole.
 Did we favour the appeal? Not telling.

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Another day, on the beach
we tried one of the seafood restaurants recommended by our hosts.
 L'Angelo quickly induced that good food trance.
 The insalata mista (mixed salad) was a meal in itself.
We had been seated by the chef himself who recommended we split a plate of what Bill and I called Luciano's Whim.
Luciano's Whim is spaghetti with octopus, squid, mussels, clams, shrimp, scampi and crab.
William Kimber was a happy restaurant diner
enjoying the Whim of the chef.
 The ice-cold wine on the hot day
 was a perfect compliment to the seafood.
We went back a few days later and repeated the whole experience. Thank you Luciano!

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