Sunday, August 31, 2008

Italy, Day 5, 6/19/2008

  • breakfast: the usual
  • lunch: cheese; sandwich with bresaola, eggplant, pecorino, eggplant, and arugula
  • dinner at Hotel Pinguino: gnocchi with tomato sauce; roast beef; roasted potatoes; roasted peppers; crema Catalana

The owner of our hotel in Pescasseroli was a wonderful woman who helped us out with everything, despite barely speaking English. She drove us out into the Abruzzo National Park and picked us up there at the end of the day. In between, we hiked all over the park. We stopped in the town of Citadella at lunch for sandwiches and a plate with two types of cheese. The first was forgettable, but the other one was sharp and tangy and came slathered with honey.

We ate dinner at our hotel, where the friendly owner cooked for us and a huge group of children. The gnocchi were pleasantly pillowy, and the beef was juicy and tender.

Hotel Pinguino
via Collacchi, 2
67032 Pescasseroli (AQ)

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