Italia and 1/2 a Glass of Wine Too Many

19 Jul

A little pleasure known as pizza margherita.

There is something about rich cheeses, fresh tomato sauces, and handmade pastas that speak to the soul. My boyfriend, Anthony, and I had a delicious meal at Strings Italian Café this evening. He had been pestering me to leave the house all day and we decided to try somewhere new to dine.  Being senior citizens at heart and twenty-something’s technically, we are creatures of habit and either eat at home or one of our regular haunts.

We stepped inside the small café, lined with floor to ceiling windows. Granted it was a Thursday evening, but we were the only couple under sixty. There were chic older women with perfectly set white hair enjoying glasses of pinot grigio at the table across from us and behind us, an older gentleman with serious looking spectacles called the waitress over by name.  For us, the fifty year age difference between the regular patrons and ourselves wasn’t necessarily a bad thing; it was quiet and low key. The gentle hum of conversation and the clink of wine glasses and silverware against plates created a harmonious symphony.

Anthony ordered the margherita pizza with fresh mozzarella, basil, and tomato sauce and I had the artichoke stuffed ravioli. Ropes of melting cheese pulled out from the crispy dough. Anthony cooled down in the ninety degree heat with house made ice tea, while I paired my pasta with a rich red wine with notes of chocolate and blackberry that warmed my cheeks as I drank it.

Molto delizioso! Salute!

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2 Responses to “Italia and 1/2 a Glass of Wine Too Many”

  1. amb July 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    Hahaha – “senior citizens at heart” – and all this time my best friend and I were the only ones! We’re all about the 5pm dinners when we’re home… early bird specials are the BEST!

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