Silversea – Day 5, July 12 – – Florence, Italy

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In route to Florence I began anticipating another delightful gastronomic experience at Dino’s.  Since my first encounter in 2003 with the Cinghiale in Dolceforte (wild boar in a chocolate sauce), I make sure every trip to Florence incorporates a grand serving of this amazing dish and this return was no exception.

But first a little stop to work up an appetite at the Bargello.

 

Courtyard Bargello
Courtyard Bargello

 

Courtyard Bargello
Courtyard Bargello

 

Courtyard Bargello
Courtyard Bargello

 

Michelangelo's Bacchus 1496 - 1497
Michelangelo’s Bacchus 1496 – 1497

 

Michelangelo's Bacchus 1496 - 1497
Michelangelo’s Bacchus 1496 – 1497

 

Michelangelo's Bacchus 1496 - 1497
Michelangelo’s Bacchus 1496 – 1497

 

Bargello
Bargello

 

Bargello
Bargello

 

Bargello
Bargello

 

Verrocchio's David 1475 & Donatello's David 1440
Verrocchio’s David 1475 & Donatello’s David 1440

 

Donatello's David 1440
Donatello’s David 1440

 

Donatello's David 1440
Donatello’s David 1440

And now – – Lunch is served!!!!

Visit: Ristorante Dino – Enogastronomico

Dino's
Dino’s

 

Dino's
Dino’s

 

Dino's
Dino’s

 

Parmigiano-Reggiano and Aged Balsamic Vinegar
Parmigiano-Reggiano and Aged Balsamic Vinegar

 

Insalata della "corte dei Medici"
Insalata della “corte dei Medici”

 

2012 "IL Bruciato" Tenuta Guado Al Tasso - Bolgheri
2012 “IL Bruciato” Tenuta Guado Al Tasso – Bolgheri

 

Polpettine della "mamma Renza"
Polpettine della “mamma Renza”

 

Spaghetti con mentuccia e ricotta fresca
Spaghetti con mentuccia e ricotta fresca

 

Mezze maniche rigate con salsa d’estate
Mezze maniche rigate con salsa d’estate

 

 The Cinghiale was so amazing – – there were two entrées!!!

 

 

Cinghiale in Dolceforte
Cinghiale in Dolceforte

 

Cinghiale in Dolceforte (Wild boar in a typical Tuscan sauce prepared with vinegar, chocolate, raisins and pine nuts)
Cinghiale in Dolceforte

 

Basilica of Santa Croce
Basilica of Santa Croce

After spending time at the Bargello, sitting down to another wonderful homemade meal and walking the streets of Florence, it was time to head back to Livorno.  My anticipation for tomorrow is building by the minute as we are heading to the woods of Tuscany in search of Black Gold!!!!

 

 Up Next: Truffle Hunting in Tuscany – Savini Tartufi

 

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