We (Maili and Mari) took a closer look (and taste, of course) at the delicate and delicious cakes that our stay in Mazzano Romano brought to our attention.
It all started with this nice little peach cake. It was day 2 of the workshop and after drawing and sketching around town, we met up for lunch at the Three Sisters (well, officially it is Novella Bar). After finishing the tasty pasta, there it was! Waiting for us on the counter, funny looking delicious little thing. Fluffy, sweet and melting in the mouth, it reminded us that Italy is among other things famous for its sweets and cakes and we have lots of tasting to do to get to know all other mouthwatering cakes around us.
And as we realised that it is already day 3 into the workshop and we still haven´t had a bite of the famous one, it was definitely tiramisu time! So we had a break in the group work and enjoyed a nice pasta/tuna salad lunch and afterwords cappuccino with the tasty tiramisu. Mmmmm!
Mmm, it brings back so bright memories that I can almost taste it….
Monday, day 4 of the workshop continued the lunchtime tradition with cake. This time it was the white cake…. napoleon cake as we know it in Estonia (Also in Finland, perhaps?). The French say mille feuille and the Italians millefoglie. Icecreamily cold and light as air, it disappeared from the plate too quickly.
Next chance for the cake tasting arrived on Wednesday – day 6 of the workshop as the day before we all walked around Calcata for half the day and worked hard with the projects in the afternoon. Although lots of work was still to be done preparing for the exhibition on Friday, we agreed to take some time off during lunch and have the megatasting – Mihkel joined us and we had three different cakes on the table circling around.
Cake 1: chocolate mousse cake is what Mihkel ordered.
Cake 2: strawberry and some mysterious liquour (Maris choice)
Cake 3: white icecream cake (Mailis choice)
The megabattle was won by icecream cake, though strawberry liquour one was very close (some may even claim that this was the winner).
And the grand finale arrived on the last evening in Mazzano, where the locals had prepared the food for us and we had a fantastic open-air party all together. We must conclude that the food (both salty and sweet) tasted the best so far. And the party was a night to remember: warm evening sun reflecting last sunrays on the Borgo, nice music playing, delicious food and the best of all – the hearty locals! ❤ Thank you Mazzano Romano for inspiring 10 days! Baci!