26 Aug
196/365(+1) by Luca Rossini
196/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.

Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO1600, f2.8, 1/50, raw

Last day of summer. At least for the Rossini family. Tomorrow we’ll be returning home, a long and exhausting combination of ferry, plane, and car will bring us back to Rome and to whatever is expecting us. We won’t be missing much, however, since from tomorrow is expected a strong Maestrale (a north-westerly wind which blows in the Mediterranean) with clouds and a bit of rain. I love when summer seems to finish together with my holidays, it makes me almost glad that I’m returning home.
There isn’t any better way to celebrate the end of the season than to enjoy a majestic dinner. Here at La Maddalena Island there are plenty of nice restaurants which serve good fish around the harbor. However, if you really want to taste the flavors of Sardinia, you’ll have to drive a bit, till you get to the top of this rocky island. There, surrounded by thick bushes of myrtle and Sardinian wilderness, is located La Locanda del Mirto.
I’ll start saying simply this: tonight I had the best traditional Sardinian food I ever tasted. Full stop. The starters, composed of locals ham and cheese, were excellent. The first courses absolutely great. But the second course, the porceddu (a very young piglet, broiled for a whole day) was simply moving. The meat was so succulent and tender, the rind perfectly crispy and tasty, my mouth keeps watering every time I recall the memory. Like right now.

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