Pictured above is the dining room of one of the oldest restaurants in Bologna. It was recommended by a brother of a friend we met in Milan. According to the brother this is a place for avowed foodies.
Pictured above is the entry door, which says from 1600. Even though it was a rainy day, we marveled that within 15 minutes of when we were seated the place was filled. We were the only Americans there.
The restaurant is located in the former wine cave as this was originally a home with the winery below in the late 1500's. The building in on an ancient narrow cobblestone street, wide enough for one car to pass.
Every aspect of the meal was exquisite as was the wine (pictured above) that the waiter recommended. One of the many highlights was a Parmesan cheese flan with a Porcini mushroom sauce. To this day, I have searched to find a recipe for it, and I have not yet succeeded. Guess that means, we have to go back to Bologna!
Happy Throwback Thursday!