Going to Catania in Sicily was an experience.
More so than I thought it would be.
Partially because when I ordered food in the restaurants, I didn’t really get everything I ordered. I got what the owner of the restaurant wanted me to try.
Because of this, I had a delicious cornucopia of food. Not necessarily the cornucopia of food I ordered. But food none the less.
So many delicious restaurants on this street!
After one particularly long and unexpected set of dishes, the waitress asked me if I would like to have dessert. I quickly declined. I told her I was completely stuffed.
She started listing off the options anyway, and when she got to “limon sorbetto” I quickly asked for it, figuring it would be a good post-dinner item.
A few minutes she walks back with a huge plate.
Imma bring you cake.
And slams it down in front of me.
I was telling my brother this and he quickly ran to YouTube to show me a video he thinks personifies this perfectly.
John Pinette on his visit to Italy. Check it out:
We took Timmy with us… he was too skinny… he died halfway through… they kept trying to feed him!
And as uncomfortably stuffed as I was after that trip…. I really want to go back.