47° Wedding Anniversary

 at the low-key, rustic Locanda del Rovicciano

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note the 1600s original terracotta floor

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 a cozy table by the fire, welcomed with a chilled glass of Prosecco

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 perfectly toasted bruschette with black leafed cabbage, Sienese lardo and liver patè

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 paper-thin pasta homemade ravioli with roasted fennel and leek filling served with burrata and honey dried tomatoes

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 the house wine: a well-aged 2006 Sagrantino

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 la tagliata with rosemary-infused extra virgin olive oil from Colle del Marchese with rosemary-encrusted potatoes

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Sagrantino-braised cheek with garlic-encrusted potatoes

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 the chef, Andrea, surprised us with a just-made-melt-in-your-mouth Mille Sfoglie with chilled Armagnac Chantilly cream

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 served with warmed artisanal 85% dark chocolate

-Mary