Perilli a Testaccio dal 1911, Rome, 12/13/15

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A fairly large place serving food typical of Rome since 1911! The day we were there the place was filled with families and groups of friends. The waiters are helpful but busy. We tried a couple of their specialty pastas that seemed to be going to lots of tables, as were the artichokes.  The meat portions were quite generous with sides of delicious potatoes. Nothing ground breaking here, but a perfect place if you want a ‘home cooked’ meal of traditional food done well. Continue reading

Coquette, New Orleans, 5/19/15

Coquette entrance                  IMG_5626

A wonderful place outside of the Quarter and a re-visit this year. This time we sat in the downstairs dining room and it was a much cozier spot than the upstairs, which is nice for lunch as the windows provide great lighting. We lucked out and had some of the same waitstaff, which again were helpful, friendly and attentive. They have an a la carte menu but we chose the Surprise Tasting Menu which was a wonderful choice. Frankie made friends with 2 magnums of champagne.Frankie felt small next to these champagnes    Continue reading