The Road to Terra Madre: Truffles and Rain

It’s hard to get a bad meal here – but we were especially lucky to be here at the beginning of truffle season. Our last night at Cannero was the first evening truffles were on the menu at Il Cortile Ristorante, a charming and welcoming place close to our hotel. Who could resist the chance to have a creamy risotto finished with freshly shaved truffle by the gracious owner! Divine…

Now we are in Santa Margherita on the Mediteranean looking out at the rain realizing our good weather karma has deserted us. Fortunately we had the chance to walk around the harbor last night and found our favorite restaurant from 10 years ago was still there with the same owners, walnut sauce, and creamy pesto. Today, I think walking any of the trails along the Cinque Terre is a no go…