This is the Lunch that never ends…..


For one of our last lunches in Italy, my husband wanted to have an authentic seafood anti pasto.  We chose a restaurant called La Baraccia (named I think for the ancient Northern Italian Village of Baracca) in Monterrosso, CinqueTerreIMG_3034

It was busy with both tourists and locals which we thought was a good sign.  We sat outside on the big covered deck and were placed very close to our dining neighbours so we could see what menu decisions they had made.  I bet they were stunned if they watched the food that D and I put away at that lunch.  The cost was 18 Euros each and the minimum order was for two persons.


We thought that perhaps we had misordered when the first 6 cold plates came out.  They were very delicious but we thought that the seafood feed had concluded too soon.  Then when the hot dishes came out and kept coming out, we felt silly about our mistake and had to admit that we were blown away.


The look of a man who has consumed a LOT of seafood!
The look of a man who has consumed a LOT of seafood!

Antipasto means “before the pasta” but needless to say we never had the pasta.  In fact …we even skipped dinner that night. 

Kath’s quote: “Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what’s for lunch?”-Orson Welles


3 Comments to

“This is the Lunch that never ends…..”

  1. Avatar February 24th, 2010 at 1:00 pm Bibi Says:

    My hubs would be in 7th heaven with all that seafood.

  2. Avatar November 12th, 2013 at 9:38 am Manuel Says:

    Hey, thanks for the description but i was wondering if you know if they had a celiac (gluten free) menu or so. Thanks very much in advance

  3. Avatar November 12th, 2013 at 12:33 pm Kathryne Says:

    Sorry I cannot help with your question as we paid them a visit a number of years ago. Might try searching for them via Google and then contacting them directly.

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