La Vie en Rose

My father would tell me I saw the world through rose colored glasses. My response? Dad, this is how some people live, and I am going to be one of those people. What better place to confirm my belief in la Dolce Vita than Ristorante Rosa in my once-and-only home, Camogli?

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For those of you who don’t know this little corner of paradise, all I can say is, the food is as good as the view.

 

 

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Maria Rosa Costa, restaurateur and force of nature

This is the lady who makes it all happen, and boy does she ever! Rosa is a social media whiz – check out her FB page.

Rosa knows how to make things happen, the restaurant is a cultural gathering place for writers, photographers, journalists, musicians. She is not a solo act, she is a true chef, a maestro, she brings people, culture, food and wine together. Now that’s what I call talent!

 

IMG_3210On this lovely evening – don’t believe me? Take a look at the terrace! – there was a get-together for the Donne del Vino, the prestigious Italian association of women who work in the world of wine.

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The evening was dedicated to the wines of Vis Amoris and the lovely Rossana Zappa who produces them. This is what they call a ‘mono-vitigno’ or a one variety vineyard: PIGATO!

Here’s just a sample of what we ate.

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Nuvole con vongole cozze e zucchini Cloud pasta with clams, mussels and zucchini

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A sampling of antipasto… You ain’t seen nothing yet!

How can you go wrong when the food is called clouds and the wine is called dream?

Needless to say, a good time was had by all. Here you see the Ligurian delegate for the Association Donne del Vino, Valeria Fazio, together with Rosa, Rossana, and… yours truly!

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Women of Wine, Unite! Valeria Fazio, SB, Maria Rosa Costa, and winemaker Rossana Zappa

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