On Friday we had our yearly “thanks friends and neighbours” bash (no fixed date, we just do it when we feel like it, post Christmas/New Year) with local business owners, neighbours, friends, the Florentine flag-throwers and anyone else who wants to come. We keep the price low (€35 including house wine) but do not compromise on the menu. We flip our time machine back a few hundred years and reproduce all those dishes that use up every single bit of the animal; cold tripe salad, tortellini in meat broth, boiled tongue and calf head … It doesn’t take a strong stomach but it does take a determined frame of mind if you are not used to eating “the bits”. Nothing, but nothing, delights us more than a wide open attitude and the perception of a cultural challenge (“well if they can do it …”). This year we were joined by Girl in Florence and Nico.
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Tags: boiled tongue, calf head, cold tripe salad, lampredotto, offal, sweetmeats, tortellini, tripe