Thursday, March 28, 2013

Florence - La Giostra

La Giostra is another great pearl that we got recommended by M's childhood friends in Monaco, who regularly go to Italy, both in the country side and cities. Like all of these gourmet restaurants, it's hard to tell from the outside that this place has something special to offer from all of the other trattorias that in many ways, look the same from the outside. Just like Cibréo, La Giostra also has a famous chief, and not only that, he has a extremely eccentric, original and special son who is also working in the restaurant. Wearing about 200 bracelets up his sleeves, a big key chain hanging down his trousers, it's hard to tell the he is an expert in wine and culinary experiences just like his father. He almost looks criminal and I'm sure he's a biker when he's not taking care of his customers with high expectations.
Also in this place, we tired some special dishes and eat us through the evening until the mother Stina needed her "making-a-baby-sleep" again while M had hardly finished his nice bottle of wine ...
But this is a place I would most definitely go to again and even though Cibréo still has the hihgest point in this "food exploration" trip - this one comes second.

10 comments:

  1. ...tiramisu..... my all-time favorite!!

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    1. It sure is good and this one was superb!

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  2. M is drinking very much...is this a problem for you?

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    1. Ha, ha, ha, My GOD what a question. No, he drinks just as much as any swiss/french/south Europe person, which is 1-2 glas of wine a to food a couple of days per week and a little bit more during weekends. But who doesn't?
      So no, he doesn't have a problem, but if we had any sort of problem with anything concerning our private life, I can assure you that an anonymous commentator is the last person in the world I would open up to.

      Best,
      stina

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    2. sorry stina,in my world, it is very much alcohol...thanks for your high-class answer!

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    3. No problem.
      People down here tend to drink more regularly then in Sweden, but get less drunk. Here we drink for the pleasure of the wine or whatever and it's in the culture. I really like it and have no problem of having one glass of wine for my dinner.

      But alcoholism is a dangerous decease and should of course be taken extremely serious. Funny enough there's more alcoholics in Scandinavia then here, which perhaps says quite much. I think the hiding, the shame etc in Sweden makes people drink more, but by them self, hidden and that's where it get dangerous.

      Best,
      stina

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    4. Yes, numerous studies have shown that one portion of alcohol (e.g. 12 cl of wine) and for men, 1-2 portions, per day is good for your health and decreases mortality. This is, of course, not the case if you have a special health condition, such as type 1 diabetes or a liver problem.

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  3. Dear stina,

    But you know that in pregnancy it is considered not to eat tiramisu and sushi? My friends and I take always care of ourselves and we are not eating theese things when it comes to pregnancy. It is really dangerous because it can damage the baby s health.
    Best wishes!

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    1. Good Evening,

      Because of the small amount of alcohol in Tiramisu you mean? New studies world wide has proven that you as pregnant can eat Sushi without a problem, but stay out of Tunafish caught in certain oceans (just like with all fish) and make sure it's a high quality Sushi place you go to.

      I don't think having a piece of Tiramisu is more dangerous that breathing pollution outside in the city or taking a Paracetamol when needed.

      But all mum's are different and should be respected for their beliefs.

      Best,
      stina

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  4. Tiramisu 'is' a pregnant woman's pick-me-up dessert par excellence-that she requests from her mom -as it is nutritious and energizing for both mom&baby...
    it does contain raw eggs,but chefs surely would take care of that...buon appetito cara Stinax

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