More participants are here at Kelly's Show and tell Friday
Today I will give you a little glimpse of all the good things you could eat in the Garda Lake region. As a part of Northern Italy belonged to Austria, there are still many austrian specialities especially bacon which is called "Speck" (the german word).
This big piece of "Speck" was hanging on a restaurant's ceiling
Pizzas with all kind of ingredients and for all tastes
Pasta in all sizes, shapes and variations and all prepared in a different way. It is impossible to name all the plates you can eat. I loved very much pasta with seafood, or alla carbonara (with speck, eggs and parmesan cheese) or simply just with olive oil, fresh basil, garlic and parmesan cheese.
If you make the pictures bigger you can see all the different kinds of pasta which are sold and this is only a small part of all what exists !
A very good starter is "Carpaccio". These are paper thin raw slices of beef, prepared with lemon juice and on top thin slices of parmesan cheese. You can also put basil on top.
and of course the well known mozarella with tomatos
There are many trout breedings around the lake and in the mountains. It is an ideal place to eat a very fresh trout just coming out of the water. This is the one I had for my birthday. It was grilled and served with baked slices of zucchinis and fresh little potatoes.
she didn't have a very friendly smile !
There were a lot of fruits around but very, very expensive ! We couldn't believe it. Italy had always been so cheap for fruits and now it's the same or even higher price then in Belgium./
There is such a variety of ice creams it is unbelievable. I think it's the country with the best ice creams !
My favourite drink was called "frappé al Limone" which was an ice cold drink made with lemon ice cream, crushed ice cubes and milk. Although I don't like milk at all, it tasted very good and was really very refreshing.
Now don't think that I put on weight, even though I ate like a horse, everything was so good, but if you eat exactly the Italian way then it is very healthy and you don't get fat. I haven't seen a lot of Italians with overweight.