Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Pizza with Friends on the Italian Riviera
After having a welcome glass of homemade wine from our friend's grapes we went to the local pizza restaurant right on the promenade in Riva. We had a seat where we could see the flames leaping about in the huge wood-burning oven. Although the restaurant doesn't open until seven the wood is set afire at four-thirty. This same wood burns throughout the evening. Any Italian will tell you that pizza from this type of oven is the best but I have to say that pizza from our local in the next village is much better. Of course I didn't tell our friends that as I didn't want to sound like those people who always have better things at home. But just imagine, a Spanish pizza better than a genuine Italian pizza.
We finished our evening off with a walk along the promenade to the next village, San Stefano al Mare. It is always enjoyable to walk here as there are lots of little restaurants and bars on one side of the walk and the waves crashing in on the other. It was a lovely way to end the evening.