Nibnibs pesto mini breadsticks – United Airlines

Nibnibs pesto mini breadsticks - United Airlines
With red wine and water. Complimentary
Rome (FCO) to Chicago (ORD), United Airlines

I love flying internationally. Even though I’m back in Economy, at least we still get free wine and beer on international flights. And their house wine is typically drinkable. 🙂


Red wine and snacks – BAR (Campo de’ Fiori)

Red wine and snacks - BAR Campo de' Fiori
Bottle of Montepulciano red wine, bruschetta, and potato chips.

This wasn’t very good, but I had to come to this place for old times sake. I went here a lot  during college when I took a class in Rome. I was feeling nostalgic.

Polpettine di “Nonna Lella” – Trattoria Sora Lella

Polpettine di Nonna Lella - Trattoria Sora Lella
Grandmother’s traditional meat balls. €12
Trattoria Sora Lella, Rome ITALY

These meatballs were SO delicious! They were large, tender, juicy and full of flavor. The tomato sauce was also pretty tasty!

Red wine - Trattoria Sora Lella
House red wine.


Afternoon snack – Bar Via dell’ Amore

Afternoon snack - Bar Via dell' Amore
Prosecco, red wine, potato chips, cookies, and cracker mix.
Bar Via dell’ Amore, Manarola ITALY

The view from this cliff-side bar was simply amazing! It looked down into the Liguran Sea. It was a great place to sit down, relax, and enjoy this afternoon snack.


Tricolore bruschette – Nessun Dorma

Tricolore bruschette - Nessun Dorma
Tomatoes, stracchino cheese, pesto, basil. €9
Nessun Dorma, Manarola ITALY

Omg, this was delicious! And there was SO much of it! I loved the pesto and it the whole thing just tasted fresh and wonderful. The bread was also very hearty so it made for quite the meal.

House red wine - Nessun Dorma
House red wine.


Afternoon snack – Brasserie Barthelemy Lounge

Afternoon snack - Brasserie Barthelemy Lounge
Martini, red wine, and focaccia bites. €11.90
Brasserie Barthelemy Lounge, Nice FRANCE

This wasn’t a good stop. The drinks weren’t very good, and even the little bites they served were kinda gross. Ugh…


Yam soup – Laurel Court Restaurant

Yam soup - Laurel Court Restaurant
Prix fix $45
Laurel Court Restaurant, San Francisco CA

The food and service here were good overall, but I cannot forget or forgive the horrendous behavior from the jerk of a host! He completely ruined our experience and so we will never return to this Laurel Court.

Red wines - Laurel Court Restaurant
Decera, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina. $10
Davies Family, Pinot Noir, Sonoma. $15