Though our trip is still a couple months away (March), I have restaurant reservations already in hand for Venice! Not so much for Florence (which we will be visiting first). And while you're likely to point me to past posts (and I've done a bit of research), I'm still at a loss and a bit overwhelmed by the info.
Working backwards, for Venice, I have two dinner reservations; one for Il Ridotto and the second for Il Refolo (taking the gondola back to our hotel near San Marco). B'fast will be at the hotel and we plan to lunch at Fiaschetteria Toscana for risotto . Other options include Taverna San Trovaso or cichetti @ Cantinone Gia Schiavi/vini al Bottegon.
In Florence, our hotel does not include b'fast. So I'm thinking of doing pastry either at the Bar Piccioli or Bar Curtatone and picking up lunch from various cheese, prosciutto, sandwich shops. But as mentioned earlier, I'm at a complete loss for our three dinners. I've consulted various lists and have come up with:
Any thoughts? All suggestions welcome. Thank you! =)
Oh, BTW, I plan to purchase food stuffs of dried porcini, olive oil, balsamic vinegar & hard cheeses (noting the current thread of food gifts to bring back). Anything in particular that I should look for when purchasing these items? Also, what cookies/candies should I bring back to the office?