Last night my family went out to eat at a place called Panart because it was my parent’s friend’s birthday. This dinner party/gathering was a surprise to her, as was its theme: a wake. Her husband threw this surprise party for her, complete with a coffin in which she was supposed to lay as people said eulogies. Isn’t that crazy?? If my husband made me get in a coffin, carried me around a restaurant, and talked about me like I was dead for my 50th birthday, we would be in a fight. Big time. Luckily Quin and I were able to stay out of it and just got a table for ourselves while our parents begrudgingly participated in the ‘celebration’. The lady took it like a champ and they’re still married as of this morning, so that’s a good sign.
The food was really good, in other news. I ordered a risotto with carrots, mushrooms, peppers, and zucchini and it was delish! I’m not usually a huge mushroom fan, but I’ve been trying to like them because I don’t want to limit all my crazy eating options here in Italy just because of one ingredient.
For dinner I ordered cheesecake with strawberries. It was just aiight, not awesome but I didn’t regret ordering it either.
Quin and I killed the rest of the night by watching some of the Brazil-Italy soccer game. Fun stuff!
Today we got a late start and headed to Capodimonte around 1:00 to see some of the art in the old palace. We arrived around 1:30 and found out that if you buy your ticket after 2:00, you save a euro per ticket. So we walked around the palace courtyard and peeked at the surrounding gardens while waiting for 2:00 to roll around.
The museum was huge but had some truly amazing pieces of art inside. My dad was especially excited about this Carvaggio painting:
Very impressive! We spent about 2 hours at the museum and then headed home to get ready for the upcoming week. Blaine arrives Tuesday morning and I couldn’t be more excited!