A taste of Heaven, Lerici

There was this stunning lunch had while I was staying with Maddalena and GP in Lerici ... and I have been so scared of attempting to write of it and failing, that I have risked losing the best of it in my mind.

I didn’t photograph the stunning food because we were so busy eating it.  Perhaps I regret that now ...  because there were so many delicious things new to me, or old friends forgotten - like that plate of raw oysters in their shells.

Sitting way up there, in the hills above Lerici ... blue skies and sunlight, talking and eating with excellent people ... it was the happiest I’ve been in a long time.  Grazie to the lovely people who shared their world with me.