we all knew this was coming right? i mean, come on. it's italy.
the three main things we could not get enough of? pesto, gelato and salami/prosciutto/etc.
i'm pretty sure we ate enough of the latter to make it it's own food group. and luckily for us, liguria, the region sestri levante is in, invented pesto. no shock, it was the best pesto of my life. from restaurants to what we would pick up at the grocery store every day, i will forever dream of this pesto. we ate gelato twice a day and i tried to drink espresso every day, too (i'm trying to keep up the trend back here in a sad little attempt to keep the dream alive). but we didn't eat out that much as we had kitchens and a patio, and most of our nights were spent cooking and talking and lingering over wine for a few hours. spending that kind of time with friends is absolutely, hands down, my favorite thing to do - and a rarity in nyc due to our tiny apartments and even tinier kitchens (much less doing it outside on a patio). i soaked up every minute of those nights.
but now, let's have the pictures speak for themselves.