Juliet and I were feeling cooped up yesterday after poor weather forced us to cancel our 4 day weekend in Moab, UTAH. On a whim Juliet suggested we go to Boulder to eat Salumi and Pizza at the wonderful Pizzeria Locale.
This wonderful and true Italian pizzeria always delivers an outstanding product indicated by the perfect pie above with mushrooms, buffalo mozzarella, and a wonderfully tangy tomato sauce.
The wine in the glass there was from Sicily - A Cerasuola
The electric Aperol Spritz was Juliet's starter drink for a lunch that would continue for nearly 3 hours. While this lovely beverage may appear like Kool-Aid is it actually wonderfully rounded with flavors or orange, prosecco, and the brilliant Aperol aperitivo liqueur.
I chose the venerable Americano a drink made from Campari, Red Vermouth from Turin, soda, and also an orange. Once you down one of these the appetite is ready for full consumption.
After salumi (prosciutto, salame, and mortadella) we both had lovely salads, meatballs, and the pizza you saw before. We each had a cocktail, 2 glasses of wine, and finally this wonderful Amaro from Nonino to wash down this Butterscotch Pudding called a Budino
These drinks cause clumsiness and Juliet dropped her iPhone onto the very cool subway tile under our table. This photo indicates how my head feels today.
Of course after a big Italian lunch one must partake in the coffee ritual. So we headed across the street to the wonderful Boxcar Coffee Roasters for a couple of killer Macchiati - espresso with a spot of milk and more people watching.
We decided it was too soon to drive after all the yummy booze and we headed up to Table Mesa for a short hike (I was wearing a sports coat and dress shoes)
Juliet looked so hot in her scarf and that always makes the hike more fun.
It was a steep grade up and Juliet and I were both huffing
This tree really spoke to me (see my poem it inspired from last night)
On the way down it began to rain/snow/sleet on us and so we double-timed it back to the car and drove home.
We invited Juliet's colleague over where we made Insalata di Caprese as well as Risotto with Saffron and Gunaciale. We drank a killer Gruner Veltliner and a lovely Barbaresco from Paitin
Sorry no photos from last night, it was just about chatting and laughing together. I could honestly host people at our home for dinner 5 nights a week.
This was a wonderful day and I am so excited Juliet is off again today for us to explore.
Cheers Bliss Adventurers :-)