Thursday, June 29, 2006

Lunch in Ventimiglia

This was our very first stop - literally the first town over the Italian - French border.

We departed by car from my friends' house in Aix-en-Provence about mid-morning. Our plan was to drive to the Italian border and then stop at the first town we came to for lunch.

This turned out to be Ventimiglia, a rather large town and it took us awhile to find some restaurants. Eventually we came upon a road running along a beach and found a tiny cafe.

We sat outside and ordered lunch as best we could - our halting Italian and the young wait-person's meager English.

I ended up eating a sandwich - parma ham and melted mozzarella cheese served on a crunchy role washed down with a glass of vino rosso which turned out to be delicious.

My companions orded pasta alla salmone and salad Nicoise respectively.

This was exactly the kind of quick and tasty meal we needed before resuming our journey by car to our first destination - the Italian Riveria town of Rapallo.


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