The pouring rain outside my window is a message. Karen, your Indian summer is over. I knew this day would come. Leave the house with a jacket. An umbrella. Break out your favorite high heel brown boots.
But I was prepared. I had already said goodbye to summer in the same location a said hello…Il Bikini in Vico Equense. On a hot Sunday afternoon in October. A week before Giorgio Scarselli was to close his restaurant for the season. My last meal until March 2012 at a table on a terrace overlooking the beach. Overlooking the sea.
And I think I chose well-zuppa di pesce. Fish soup.
All the colors and aromas of the sea in a dish. The flavors of the ocean…shrimp, clams, mussels, octopus and squid. Il sapore del mare splashed with fresh tomatoes and a sprinkle of parsley.
A glass of white wine…zuppa di pesce…the perfect meal, Scarselli told me.
The ideal way to say goodbye to my Indian Summer…
Ciao Summer…Ciao Bikini…
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