Yesterday I got to meet up with my host-mom and my host-brother's wife for lunch.
We went to Pasticceria Amarena in Ashiya.
They had 3 types of prix fixe menus...one with pasta, one with steak and the other with both steak and pasta.
We were kind of shocked that there wasn't one with a fish choice.
We ordered 2 pasta prix fixes and one with both the steak and pasta (and shared the steak).
Sorry there aren't many photos, I was busy talking and eating...
The meal started out with an amuse bouche...a spoonful of duck and pine nuts (super tasty), the duck really tender!
Next was this pretty salmon terrine.
Loved the grapefruit "salsa".
Then the pasta (we all chose the bacon with truffle and mushrooms). The sauce was a cream sauce, super rich.
And then the steak...super tender with thinly sliced root veggies. Talk about melt in your mouth!
Dessert was from their bakery.
I chose the berry crostata, lots of berries, loved the crust.
My host-mom chose their Sicilia (pistachio mousse and raspberry), super refreshing.
My host-brother's wife chose their Cassata (ricotta cheese mousse with lots of nuts and candied fruits).
It was a late lunch but a really nice gathering. (Thank you!)
Lunch: 11:30-14:00, Cafe 14:00-16:00, Dinner 18:00-21:30