Well the description for this 'forum' does
say it's for us to have fun too. So I thought I would make you smile with a description of my 'evening out with friends' yesterday... so here goes.
I feel like a bit of rag this morning - went out for a meal with friends last night and we were five adults and FIVE kiddiwinks (ranging from 2 to 13).
The adults wanted to go to 'the goat place' where I took them last year - that's >'Il Capretto'<
an agriturismo near to where I live. Problem is, such places DO NOT
HAVE A WRITTEN MENU!!! They 'tell you what the 'specials' are, and then there are their regular dishes. So - yes you've guessed it - utter chaos reigned - only ONE Italian speaker (moi), four other adults who needed an explanation of each dish, and FIVE kids who all moaned incessantly 'cos they didn't have chicken nuggets and french fries
! First they all said 'we'll have that' then they all said 'well, perhaps not'....
Result? One frazzled translator
and one waitress (the owner's wife) getting more confused by the minute and almost pulling her hair out
- poor soul. In the end she and I decided to sit and chat while 'they
' sorted out what 'they
The result for the kids brought a smile of utter disbelief for everyone
in the restaurant - pasta al pomodoro with grilled potato slices! AND
they asked for separate plates and dished them up TOGETHER on the same plate. HTG the other diners and the waitresses were staring in utter disbelief....
But wait for it... it didn't end there. The adults wanted a 'tagliata' each (a large, thick steak that is cooked whole on the grill in a skillet and then sliced at the table to finish cooking from the heat of the skillet. That
comes with grilled roast peppers, courgettes and potatoes, so when they saw how nice it looked they ordered a large dish of penne al pomodoro too - to eat with
I know I shall NEVER live that down at Il Capretto... but hey, at the end of the day, they spent a fair bit and they WILL
go back there. Even the owner laughed and said (quietly) to me "Bring them back whenever you like - they've kept us entertained all evening!"
a great evening and nice because the sides of the restaurant were all wide open and the kids could play on the slides etc. in the garden, so we got a 'bit' of peace.
All in all - a great evening - full of laughter and good company! Not to mention the free home made cream Limoncello at the end!