one of the restaurants recommended by Relais del Olmo, where we stayed, that was within walking distance . . . nice, cool rooftop dining high above the Impruneta Central Square . . . not much to see from there, but what there is you can see all of it . . .8^) . . .
one of those menus where you want more than you can eat in one sittin' . . . we might have to come back, we figgered . . .
nice local tuscany wine . . .
uh, the Crostini Misti were more mysterious to us, than delicious . . . garlic tomato paste, mystery meat, and pate were the three options . . . ok, just not our fave . . . if you see how I mean . . .
they brought these around showing each table what they were . . . pushing them hard, like they an oversupply . . . but mrs was pretty compliant in the first place . . . we had just had some really good risotto at Aromi in Prague covered heavily in mild Umbrian truffle . . . the ravioli here were filled with ricotta cheese, and outstanding . . .
the S-I-L always orders octopus, and so do we, now . . . Insalate di Mare, with calamari rings, small bodies, and tiny bodies (squidini?)
wanting to touch as many bases as possible, we also got the Risotto with Radicchio . . . it was too much to eat, with everything else, but nice, nice, nice . . . .
mrs was all over the squash blossom fritters . . . she let me have a bite, but just one . . . we hadda go somehwere else later where I could get a fair share . . . 8^) . . .
simple peasant salad of tomato & oncion . . . helps if your peasants are Tuscan . . . 8^) . . .
that salad went really well with the unadorned Bistecca di Fiorentina . . . apparently the national dish of Tuscany . . . different style of T-Bone than in Texas, but still one sees what they're going for . . .