On Friday, we met a friend for an early dinner at I Trulli Restaurant. We were happy to see how well the restaurant has adapted to the new rules about social distancing. We sat in the rear garden where the tables are well spaced and plexiglass partitions have been placed between the tables.
Dora’s Focaccia, dotted with tomatoes and sprinkled with oregano arrived at the table with a delicious ricotta spread.
I had the Octopus Salad. The tender seafood is tossed with capers, potatoes, beans and arugula in a light dressing.
Fritto Misto included shrimp, calamari and artichoke wedges fried in a crunchy batter.
Our friend had Shrimp in a light brothy tomato sauce that looked delicious.
I had the Sea Bass served on bed of artichokes and really enjoyed it.
With our meal, we had Massoferrato Bianco 2018 made from 100% Sangiovese. The winery is located in Impruneta in the Colli Florentini just south of Florence.The vineyard is on a south facing slope.The juice is separated from the skins immediately. The wine is not filtered so it has a light pink color. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel at a controlled temperature. This is a structured white wine with hints of violets, white flowers and exotic fruits. The winery is owned by the Marzovilla family, who also own I Trulli.
On our way out, we stopped to admire the cafe tables the restaurant has set up in the front of the restaurant. The tables were well apart and everyone seemed to be having a great time. It reminded me of a night out in Italy.