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Best meal of your life...where was it???- here's mine.......

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There used to be a programme here in Uk called "Eating in the Sun" where famous chefs would recall their most memorable meal, the show then went to the restaurant and got the presenter to try and re create the dish.

This i thought was a massively inspiring show and made me dream of going to such restaurants..places in Ronda Spain and Matera Italy shone out...

Anyone have any memorable meals to share???

Here's mine.......

Il Cucciolo, Via La Fabbrica 52, Anacapri, Island of Capri, Italy

Down a windy toy-car lane in Capri, where only the tiniest of cars could fit, we were dropped as this place. Recommended and arranged by our B&B who's friend it was we arrived slightly apprehensive that his friends place may not actually be the "wonderful food" venue he said it would be.....i was so so so wrong!!

Years later and i dream of this dish i chose and loved over the next couple of hours. It was simply the most amazing meali have ever had....and it was only one course!!!

Gorgonzola gnocci:

Ok so i know many of you might be thinking " what! that is easy-way to simple" but this one was special....

I ate this looking out onto the bay of naples and it was honestly difficult not to keep going "hmmmm oh my goodnes this is amazing.....hmmm oh my goodness this is sooooooo good....wow, this is amazing" in fact it was impossible from start to finish no other conversation could take place at the dinner other than me going on about how yummy it was. The gnocci were tiny and perfectly light, and the sauce was absolutely divine, it too (amazingly for a cheese sauce) was also not heavy but was screaming out in flavour. The dish was the tastiest thing i have ever encountered and i long for it again and again. The gnocci was perfectly soft and light and perfect cross between potato and pasta (more pasta like), little jelly bean size balls, steming hot and coated delightfully in a wonderful sauce...not soaked, not dry....just coated perfect. The dish was sharp yet creamy, soft yet el dente and wonderfully presented with a drivel of the strongest olive oil i have had. Even by the end of the meal the sauce had no changed one bit in consistency - it remained beautifully silky and smooth and utterly moorish. Dipping bread it this sauce was a no-go- it was far too goof to be diluted down, i ate the remains like it was the most amazing thick tasty cream ever (I was temped to order it for pudding- no joke!!).

Ironically aside from the view and this one dish the actual restaurant was a little disappointing "vibe" wise. The owner tried to push a tourist selection menu on us which we didn't want and we witnessed an argument between him and another couple complaining about the wrong fish being given to them!!

But in extensive travels this is the one dish i cant get out of my head. I am constantly trying to re-do, i've had a few goes- even made the gnocci from scratch but it will never every beat this dish....arh this is torture writing this!!! :-)

ANYWAY.......any other fond food travel memories????

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