|Chickpea and Bean Soup|
R.’s mom is a pescatarian, and so instead of veal they brought her Eggplant Parmesan. I got to try some and liked it a lot, despite a longstanding aversion to eggplant that originated from my childhood. I really think I’m becoming more and more comfortable with eating eggplant, so long as it is made the Italian way. :)
Finally, we finished off the meal with an Apricot Tart, which seems to be pretty common in Italy, both in Tuscany and in Venice which we visited next.
We washed down the meal with some solid white wine compliments of our dining companions, a grandparents + grandson trio from Connecticut. It was a simple but enjoyable meal with great company, and a nice way to end our first night in Siena!
Al Rastrello in NH Excelsior Hotel
Piazza La Lizza, 53100 Siena, Italy
Phone: +39 0577382111
On the web: http://www.nh-hotels.com/nh/en/hotels/italy/siena/nh-excelsior.html?type=restaurants
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