Saturday, April 07, 2007

Buona Pasqua!

Let the chocolate extravaganza begin. We went to Pinerolo for the local market and to wander about town. The last minute food buying frenzy was well underway and hard to not get caught up in it. So after fighting our way thru the crowds to mull over the fruit and veg offerings along with a indulgence in purchasing a fine mixture of seafood to be done up in a packet of parchment paper later, we made our way to my favorite pastry shop and chocolatier in the old town of Pinerolo, Ferraud. It was an orgy of exquisite tortes, miniature pastries, chocolate creams and gigantic hand made and decorated chocolate eggs and bells. I wanted to sample it all, but settle for a small selection of pastries with cappuccino with friends. It was another great day out . Now tomorrow the family eating marathon begins and the promise of a picnic on Monday to finish off the charming after Easter bank holiday of Pasquetta on Monday. Let the games begin. I hope your holidays are filled with lots of chocolate and friends and family too!

7 comments:

Lora_3 said...

That's amazing! Wow!

Enjoy!

Be safe...

rowena said...

Oooh...I'm making note of this chocolate shop. Always good to have insider info on where to go for chocolate!

Pasticciera said...

Thanks for stopping by Lora

I didn't realize yo use to live in Torino Rowena. If you come back this direction to visit, you must drop in on us up here in the mountains!

TorAa said...

It's chocolate, yes, but it's also fine art. Eatable Art.

btw. I'm just now in Vence (Alpes Maritime). Updates at both my blogs.

SEO Engineering 101 said...

You are plain evil...especially for chocolates.
I mISs eUROpe,..and the chocolates..coming from a man!

azrin @ http://www.azrin.net

Ari (Baking and Books) said...

This is my first time visiting and I have to say your "About" section sounds idyllic. You may not agree, but this city gal things the Italian Alps sound like heaven!

Pasticciera said...

Toraa, you're a ways from home again, but in a lovely part of the world also..and in the neighborhood...
Azrin, you need to come back for a visit and sample all this area has to offer.
Ari...I love my life here and all the interesting people that stop by virtually and for real.Perhaps you stop by for a visit some day. Your blog is very interesting as well.

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