Saturday, September 16, 2006

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!


Blogger Foodie's Hope said...

Great pictures of Italy!! We were in Rimini region on vacation long time ago when we used to live in England and visited Roma, Venice and Florence!! Europe was like going to next state in USA. Now that we are here, we have seen only 26 states sofar in US which are wonderful ,ofcourse!! I miss Europe!

Great write up on your trips and I envy you!! Thanks for the memories, Lulu!!

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Blogger Kalyn said...

Hi Lulu,
I didn't find an e-mail address so I'm leaving a note here to tell you I'm featuring your Sardinia diaries in a post on Blogher. Looking forward to reading about the rest of the trip.

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Anonymous margaret said...

Food looks great! I think I want to move there and eat that dessert--often.

6:57 pm  
Blogger Lulu said...

hi asha,
26 states in america is very impressive. i doubt i have been to more than 10 or so. yes, indeed, living in london is terrific. my only regret is lack of time to travel more often than i do.
ps - loved your mango cobbler post. must try it soon - sounds delicious!

i'm honoured to be featured in a post on blogher. just read your write-up and had a big smile reading every sentence. really heartwarming to know that you've been following the sardinia diaries and have been enjoying it so much..

hi margaret,
i can't say enough good things about the food in sardinia. it was simply out of the world. in terms of desserts, there was one more spectacular and out-of-this-world dessert i ate at a restaurant in positano. stay tuned for that post coming in the next week or so.

7:18 pm  

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