Location: Staggia, Italy
Date: June 11-25, 2011
This is our third year renting a villa in Europe for a big chunk of June. I’ve experimented with different ways to handle the breakfast situation for a large number of people (9-15 is what we’ve had). It’s not practical to go out everyday, it would just take too long to wrangle everyone, and a free for all at the house (which we tried last year) has all sorts of issues. Namely the challenge of restocking the groceries and cleaning up. So, our houses at this year’s villa arranged to set and clear a continental breakfast table, to which we added some local products. Overall it worked out very well.
The first thing I need is my coffee. Cappuccino this time of morning. Our hosts made them, which was convenient as last year my dad was making them straight for 90 minutes every morning. Given that many people have two, and the slow speed of the little home machines, it’s hard to churn a lot of them out.
Various dry goods, yogurts, jams, cereal, orange juice.
We also put out some of the local cheeses, mostly Pecorino.
No Italian breakfast is complete without Prosciutto.
Chocolate inside, with a tasty crust and coco top. It was like breakfast tiramisu!