To start in Italy one must always begin with an espresso.
and a nice light breakfast – sfogliatina alla crema at Pasticceria Sieni.
Heading to Florence’s central market for a hearty second breakfast. Slow braised veal panino.
Don’t forget the hot sauce.
A quick meander around the market and a stop off to taste some cheese and salumi.
So much cheese.
So much parmigiano.
A major highlight – balsamic appreciation. So delicious!
Balsamic on everything!
Can you be a foodie in Florence without the obligatory wine tasting? I think not, and also ensure that you get a good grappa spritzing. Grappa immersion is apparently the only way to appreciate it. Grappa immersion is messy so the camera was put away.
And wrapping up an Italian food tour should end with gelati. Not once.
Too much gelati? Maybe or maybe not?
A special thanks to our friends for sending us on this wonderful food tour of Florence.
My photography muse must be coffee, a wonderful cup of magical espresso to start any day and any photo adventure. When I scroll through my photo albums each day seems to start with a delicious espresso. I see its golden goodness and can’t help but take a photo to attempt to capture its perfection a little longer. I cannot resist a great espresso shot!