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Dinner at Centopoveri

So…

Today started with my arrival in Florence (read here). After a quick but informative orientation session (including us receiving all our student cards) we took a walk to our dinner location for today: a restaurant called Centopoveri on Via Palazzuolo.

time for dinner!

time for dinner!

Centopoveri restaurant

Centopoveri restaurant

The restaurant was not that well-lit and I didn’t want to upset the other patrons, so I decided not to use flash for the night: big mistake, and I apologize for the awful quality of the photos. We were led to a long rectangular table (which made it hard to see everybody) and since there were at least 20 of us, it made for a loud crowd. We were given bread and cheese to start with (I decided to dip my bread in olive oil and balsamic vinegar), and a choice between natural and fizzy water. I decided to try a sip of the wine (which ended up being okay), but I stuck to water for the rest of the night.

yes to WINE

yes to WINE

bread and cheese

bread and cheese

natural or fizzy water

natural or fizzy water

For our main meal we had two courses: a vegetable pasta, followed by a salad (?) and steak with vegetables (specifically spinach). I didn’t really like the pasta (it was way too oily for me) but I did like the steak – it was a perfectly-cooked medium rare. The spinach was sprinkled with truffle oil so I automatically did not end up liking it. The salad was basically slices of tomato, lettuce, and mozzarella on a plate – interesting, but I definitely needed that balsamic vinegar.

first course: pasta

first course: pasta

second course: salad?

second course: salad?

second course: steak (medium rare) and spinach

second course: steak (medium rare) and spinach

Overall it was an interesting start and my very first authentic Italian meal, so I’d give it a 3/5 for effort (the steak definitely saved the entire meal). I was more excited for what was promised as dessert: authentic Italian GELATO. 

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