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Rome For The Holidays: MaitaiTom's Eternal City Escapades & Christmas Caper

Rome For The Holidays: MaitaiTom's Eternal City Escapades & Christmas Caper

Old Jan 6th, 2010, 01:50 PM
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Tom, I'm afraid I'm going to have to drink wine until I hear the outcome, so hurry up or I'll be...well, you've seen what I'll be.
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Old Jan 6th, 2010, 01:55 PM
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ttt for later
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Old Jan 6th, 2010, 02:53 PM
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Oh Tom! The boy extracting a thorn - isn't it exquisite?
We have a copy in the Botanic Gardens here in Sydney, that I stumbled across a few years ago. http://www.publicartaroundtheworld.c...rn_Statue.html

Cul de Sac's eluded many of us, I'm sure. Given the tip by a guy in the QF lounge in Singapore, my friend & I then proceeded to miss it by metres in that maze of laneways surrounding Pzza Navona. We eventually gave up, starving & just a tad jetlagged after a couple of days in the air on our way in from Australia, and subsided into a place whose tourist menu outside should have warned us off. Naturally, Pzza Pasquino opened miraculously in front of us 3 minutes into our walk back to our hotel. We celebrated with a proseco, tied a mental ball of string to a table leg and returned many times during our 10 days in Rome.
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Old Jan 6th, 2010, 03:16 PM
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Intrigue! I love it! Dang, going out of town tomorrow. Without a computer. I will highjack my husbands.

Tom, can we guess? You wrote a book and it will be published and made into a movie and.....Okay, you will have your own show on the Travel Channel and Tracy will be executive producer and you will make loads of money and invite us all to California for a really fab party and serve zabaione and prosecco. That's the one I'm going with.
Cheers,
Pam
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Old Jan 6th, 2010, 03:19 PM
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Er, that should be 'husband's'. I only have one. Really.
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Old Jan 6th, 2010, 04:30 PM
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Great report. We are going back to Rome (3rd time) in May. I'm taking notes. PJK
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Old Jan 6th, 2010, 05:09 PM
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Tom,

You get to travel more than I, but I've been to Rome twice and haven't made it to the Capitoline Museums yet. Moving it up on the list for next time!
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Old Jan 6th, 2010, 05:21 PM
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thursdaysd: I don't know where you live in the US, but my daughter often orders zabiaone. I know for sure that they have it at I Coppi, East Village, NYC.
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Just so we can entertain ourselves waiting for the next episode .....

http://www.culinate.com/books/collec...ing/zabaglione
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Do any of you know the writing of Dave Barry (Miami Herald)? Does anyone's writing remind you of that funny, astute columnist,perchance?
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tuscanlifeedit - I live in NC, and on the rare occasions I've seen it on a menu it's nothing like the real thing, which needs to be cooked right before serving.
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Old Jan 6th, 2010, 05:58 PM
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My dad used to order zabaioni at a restaurant in San Francisco, every time we went there. It was called Vanessi's and I have no idea if they are even in business anymore, it's been years and years. I'm sure it's available in the states, and probably many plaes.
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Old Jan 6th, 2010, 06:02 PM
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What luck...I have Marsala in the winerack! Thank you, Tom, for taking the time to write so well. I feel as if I just visited the Capitoline now instead of three years ago. It is certainly worth every bit of your praising prose!

--Annie
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Old Jan 6th, 2010, 07:14 PM
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Aha, I went into Santa Maria della Pace last year. Dumb luck, I guess.

I'm sensing serious foreshadowing about photos, cameras...what could it be?

Sorry to read that the MaiTais are exhausted by Day 2. I like Rome best at a relatively relaxed pace. Cold, rainy weather doesn't help with the fatigue.

More, please.
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Old Jan 6th, 2010, 07:58 PM
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Once again enjoying your report. I have tried making Zabaglione at home and it is tricky. The first time I ended up with fancy scrambled eggs!
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I'm not surprised that you were pooped after those firt two days, Rome takes it out of your legs! Can't wait for the rest.
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Two new things on my "must" list now for April trip...Zabaione at Costanza and Capitoline Museums!

Thanks, Tom. Can't WAIT to see what's up next! Fab report... as always!

Paula
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Old Jan 7th, 2010, 03:40 AM
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worth waiting for, Tom.

I'm making notes for our february trip, especially the restaurants.

we will be 2nd time visitors too, so you take on 2nd time attractions is particularly welcome.

keep it coming,

regards, ann
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Old Jan 7th, 2010, 05:15 AM
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I love your TR, Tom. It is hilarious!

We were in Rome shortly after you, but I am still working on the trip report, as it will be my first.

We missed the Zabaglione. We did find Cul de Sac; totally by accident and only through fodorite advice did I even recognize it. We were a bit disturbed & discombobulated after the County Fair atmosphere of Piazza Navona. Sponge Bob Balloons in Rome?????
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thursdaysd, if you happen to live near East Bend, NC check out Rosselli's restaurant on the main street. It is in a building formerly used as a department store.
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