Friday Favorites # 9 (Italian Food edition)

Hi everyone, I am back again with my new series I share every week with all of you. We are on episode #9 and these are my top picks of the week in the F category … F like … Friday. Food, Foto, Fun, Fashion, Ferry, Find.

FOOD– The best midday snack after a motorcycle ride around Lake Como & Lecco at Piadineria Biribrò.  Go see Ambra (pictures below right) and the other ladies for the tastiest piadina around located in a quaint little piazza with views of the surrounding snow-capped Alps in Lecco


FUN– Enjoying an aperitivo the Italian way with a spritz (the quintessential Northern Italian cocktail) at Terrazza Aperol bar adjacent to the Duomo in Milano. The aperol spritz is a riff on the original spritz created in Venice of just white wine and soda water. The vibrant color and slight bitterness of the aperol makes this the perfect not sweet and not too bitter or strong drink of choice for aperitivos in Italy.

To enjoy your own colorful happy hour drink at home:

Mix: 3 parts Prosecco

2 parts Aperol

1 part soda

Pour over ice and garnish with an orange slice



FAMILY FESTIVITIES – Birthdays in Italy are much tastier! Cheers to prosecco and a torta di mela (apple pie) and to Alessandro

FIND- Brought back two checked luggage full of Italian wine including my favorite prosecco, grappa, olive oil, pasta, Parmigiano Reggiano, homemade Calabrian chili oil (Thank you Melania & family), and many more goodies. With two full trunks we only lost 1 bottle of Aperol Spritz.


9 thoughts on “Friday Favorites # 9 (Italian Food edition)

  1. Megs I’m going to make the Aperol Spritz. It sounds refreshing! By the way – how much did your luggage weigh? Looks like you brought the whole store home with you! Buon appetito.

    1. We maxed out two luggages, trust me it was crazy trying to fit it all. We were weighing them at home in order to get every last thing in we could.

  2. Fabulous, you two! Just want to say that I LOVE your blog and look forward to each week’s entry! Buon Appetito or as we say in Mexico- Buen Provecho!

    1. That means a lot to know you’re following us Melinda! Thanks for the comments. Stay in touch. Cheers!

    1. Yes Marina! i know you can find it at BevMo & Total Wine & More, and probably boutique wine stores. it costs around $20 a bottle here in the States and but in Italy only $7-9 that’s why we brought some back in our suitcase. i’ll try and bring some over to the next Springer gathering!

  3. I love the pics! Looks like such a great birthday celebration in a beautiful place! Miss you guys! xoxo

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