August 9, 2016 in Desserts, Dinner, Drinks, Europe, Food, Italy, Snacks, Travel
Hi friends! Another Italy update – this time being my favorite restaurant and bar in all of Florence. Read below to find out why!
Irene: Favorite Bar
I love Irene because it has AMAZING sparkling cocktails like their strawberry puree’d Rossini or their version of a French 75 (my fave cocktail ever), the expensive price is worth it. My friend Nikki (pictured below) and I didn’t go out every night so we justified the price by that we were “catching up” with everyone else who did go out all the time – sounds reasonable right?
Pietrasanta (named after a town known for their marble) – a boozy milkshake with pistachio gelato, honey whiskey, cognac, creme de cacao, and dark chocolate
The “Barbie” Drink: amaretto wine, gin, and rosé
French 75: gin, lemon juice, sugar, champagne – my favorite cocktail ever!
I think Nikki likes it…😉
Rossini: fresh strawberries, strawberry puree, and prosecco
La Giostra: Favorite Restaurant
La Giostra is DEFINITELY one not to be missed in Florence. Many celebrities have been there and it’s easy to see why; from the complimentary sampler plate & glass of prosecco upon walking in to the twinkling lights that cover the ceiling, this place is a dream like no other. My highlights include the Burrata appetizer (kind of expensive but so amazing), the pear ravioli (sounds weird but tastes awesome – and I don’t even like pears), and the tiramisu (best I’ve ever had – and I even made one in one of my cooking classes). Either way though, you can’t go wrong – everything I had there tasted amazing!
Complimentary Sampler Plate
Penne Pasta with Bufala Mozzarella
If you’re ever in Florence – give these beauties a try. They won’t disappoint!!