Our plan for the day was simply to walk the Trail, stopping for eats as and when needed. We knew Modern Pastry on Hanover Street was a place for cannoli but that was all we knew of it. When we got there, around lunchtime, we realised that they were not into savoury items. And we needed savoury. Piccola Venezia, next door, looked OK for the required sandwich. And so it was. And “Italian Coldcuts” was fine – mortadella was good, provolone a bit underwhelming. Much better, was the Italian sausage with peppers and onions. Sausage with a good fennel predominance, peppers and onions cooked through but still with a hint of bite to them. Oh, and some great photographs of Venice on the walls – I sat looking at one of the Bridge of Sighs and recalled that I took the exact same shot just a few weeks ago.
And then it was next door for cannoli. Wonderful stuff – crisp pastry, a rich cream, sweetened, perhaps flavoured with something. Deservedly popular.