Remember the first time your had dinner in Rome? I do - an amazing small restaurant near the American embassy, Tuscan red flowing from carafs, and a number of small plates including roasted chicken, sausage, and greens - all prepared with fennel and garlic. All done "family style". Ah, and how can I forget the cured meats and cheese!
There's something about this cuisine and the pairing of simple red wine that takes me away. Absolutely love this kind of lifestlye. Hope you do too.