My friend Mary invited me to dinner tonight with a faculty advisor for the James Madison University Florence study abroad program. Apparently the woman, Peggy, is good friends with Mary's parents, so the woman invited us over to catch up and talk about our programs.
We started with a couple of glasses of red wine while Peggy finished prepping dinner. I was personally very impressed with the spread. Please keep in mind, however, that this sense of awe is coming from a girl who routinely eats instant oatmeal and diet coke for dinner back home.
For primi piatti, Peggy made a salad with onion, tomato, chickpeas crouton-y type things, balsamic vinegar, cheese, and olive oil.
Our main ourse was chicken breast made with some kind of balsamic vinegar marinade and sage. Forgot to photograph it, WHOOPS.
Peggy picked up some pastries from a bakery for dessert. I got one with strawberries.