So…did you guess correctly? It was the “crostata” or a cookie-like pastry filled with either whole fruits or a type of lekvar…as is used in my Austrian Linzer Tarts. In this case you can see the individual servings – in apricot and sour cherry. I am a lover of all things apricot (being Hungarian) so I pointed it out to the very congenial barista. He however encouraged us to try the sour cherry one, and if we didn’t just love it, we could return and get the apricot one free of charge.
Well…..as you may guess….we did NOT return the pastry! It was delicious! Stephen and I shared it because it was quite large…and very heavy….but oh so wonderful:)
The photo you see here is a famous scene from “Roman Holiday” for those of you who are fans of Audrey Hepburn (the face of an angel). Check out the movie and see the similarity after all these years.
Italy is a place we enjoy going. Why? Beyond architecture, tempting pastries and need I say, “amazing” coffee…..the Italian people are so very friendly and welcoming. Make it a destination sometime.