We ate a lot in Florence in our 24 hours of exploring the city. From sculling a whole bottle of white wine to licking every gelato we could find, we left the city as two balls of fat jello.
On our first night, we had a feast, with this 1.2kg T-bone steak, at Trattoria Dall'Oste, full review HERE.
Panini is an Italian sandwich, usually grilled or toasted. On Friday 15th March, we visited da Nerbone for its 4.5/5 stars review and had a delicious panino con bollito (beef sandwich). This store is considered to be one of the best stores of all of Italy, popular with both locals and tourists. The queue for this sandwich was approx. 30 mins.
The bread was crunchy, and the inside of the bread was super soft. The beef was sooo tender and juicy. Just looking at this picture makes our mouths salivate. It was such a good snack for a few euros.
Gelato! We tried to eat gelato every time we came across a random vendor. This particular ice cream was mango and vanilla and berrylicious, enjoyed by the river Arno. The ice cream was creamy and smooth, with no harsh ice texture. The cone had a nice, thin crunch, and did not get soggy. Italians know how to make good gelato alright 😏
This beautiful snack was a porchetta panini by the famous Antica Porchetteria Granieri 1916. It was a savoury and fatty piece of boneless pork roast jammed inside the soft Italian bread, covered in a layer of pate. *Drools* The pate was creamy and rich, with a subtle sweetness to it. This bite was so friggin good, like entering the gates of pig heaven and taking bites out of angelical piglets (sorry to any vegans reading) hehehe.
For dinner, we had seafood at Fishing Lab Alle Murate, full review HERE
Thanks for reading! We had a great culinary time in Florence and we cannot wait to go back for another trip. Here is a picture of Mick waiting "patiently" for his porchetta 😙 P.S. He was drooling watching the chef slice the pig LOL