sardinia diary: acqua at porto cervo marina
if you find yourself in porto cervo, you must dine at acqua bar ristorante, by far the most stylish place in town. be sure to get a table outside on the gorgeous terrace which offers splendid views of the porto cervo marina.
every minute detail of the experience is well designed at acqua. the all white decor gives the place a very dream-like feel and the comfortable sofas on the terrace allow you to sink in and escape to your own world. i was most impressed with the white menu cards with pressed flowers on handmade paper.
the food was absolutely fantastic. i had a simple spaghetti with tomato, rocket and white truffle oil but it was so divine. must have been the combo of fresh pasta and the best quality truffle oil. i remember smelling my food so many times and delighting in the aromas before actually digging in.
dessert was also as memorable - perhaps the sweetest dish i've ever had. chocolate cake with white chocolate sauce and chocolate discs sprinkled with powdered sugar. how decadent. but, hey, we were in porto cervo!