I’ve devoted my entire adult life to the study of Italian literature, language, culture, history, viticulture, and gastronomy.
But no place in Italy is closer to my heart than the gentle hills of Proseccoland.
Superb tagliatelle ai funghi at lunch today at the Ristorante-Enoteca Salis in Santo Stefano (Valdobbiadene).
I ordered without even looking at the menu: around these parts, the dish is de rigueur.
The restaurant overlooks Cartizze.
I highly recommend it.
I came here to meet Primo Franco (right) and we shared two unforgettable meals together.
He’s one of the greats of Prosecco and he insisted that Christian Zago (left), one of the appellation’s rising stars, meet us for lunch today.
These are my people, these are my tagliatelle, this is my heart, this is my Italy.
I’ll tell all just as soon as I can get back home and catch my breath… Still have road to travel and more to taste…