The name of my blog alone pretty much sums up my life. Lately, the “foodie” portion is taking over. After an incredible wedding, my husband and I were off on a dream honeymoon. We chartered a sailboat in the Mediterranean (ok, actually the Tyrrhenian Sea) and we were off to explore Sardinia and Corsica. Not only were we in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, but it was also the most delicious! We spent half of our trip in Sardinia (Italian cuisine) and the other half in Corsica (French cuisine). Lunch on the yacht was prepared for us using the freshest of local ingredients and styles. This blog is a photographic journey through the scrumptious trip of a lifetime. I was inspired by the simplicity of good ingredients and tasty combinations. I hope you are too.
**Warning: Do not proceed if you are hungry. You may drool.**
Our “welcome” lunch complete with roasted chicken, chopped salad, and tasty bread.
Upon boarding, we were greeted with a yummy bottle of champagne, the right way to start the trip!
There was always fresh fruit available to us. These were some super juicy apricots!
Our first “happy hour sunset” in Alghero, Sardinia. We enjoyed a glass of red paired with out cheese, meat, olives, onions, and toasts.
I worked my butt off leading up to the wedding dreaming of pasta. It is incredible how PERFECT the Italians prepare it! Al dente spaghetti with mussels, clams, and calamari in a delightful tomato sauce.
Mako shark stew with tomatoes, olives, and capers.
Sardinian white. Yum!
Nutella gellato. Why stop with just the creamy delight, throw a yummy wafer on top!
We were served french press coffee each morning on the deck. So yummy!
Cured beef over a bed of arugula with shaved Parmesan and spicy mustard.
Bruchetta. SOOOOO fresh and delish!
Rice salad. I would have never thought to use rice in place of small pasta in salads like this.
Cathleen tossing an incredible Greek salad with lots of tzatziki sauce!
Snack with our afternoon tea.
This may be the only picture of me where I am totally at peace. Just looking at it calms me!
My handsome husband and a bottle of prosecco!
Mixed seafood salad. Citrusy calamari, mussels, clams, and tomatoes.
Garlicy clams over perfectly cooked spaghetti.
Horse. Yes, you heard me right. Served with grilled eggplant and “grilled cheese”.
Simplicity. Swordfish with salt, pepper, and lemon. Perfect!
Yes, those were stuffed with Nutella.
I wish we had stands like this in New Jersey!
So fresh and perfectly ripe!
Sweet as candy!
Prosciutto wrapped melon! Salty sweet deliciousness!
Citrus fennel salad with almonds. Tasty!
Panchetta, spinach, and mushroom quiche.
Seabass on the grill.
Tomato salad topped with parsley and olives.
Incredible dessert! Grilled nectarine and fig topped with Greek yogurt and a reduced syrup!
Caprese salad on a bed of mixed greens and topped with olives.
Melanzana Ensalata (aka eggplant goop)
Mackerel cous cous salad
A classic ceasar
My favorite red of the trip
Inferno pizza – With hot pepper oil and pancetta!
Oh yum! Margarita pizza!
Yep, more carby breakfast!
Fennel, orange, and radicchio with a sweet vinaigrette.
Chicken waldorf salad complete with grapes, apples, and walnuts.
Stuffed grape leaves.
Rose wines are a must in Corsica!
My first French meal – a delightful plate of cured meats, cheeses, and wild boar terrine.
Yep, more carbs.
Wild boar pate. So very very very good.
Fresh salad with avocado and tomato.
Duck confit salad. AWESOME!
The first “brown” bread of the trip.
My favorite wine of the trip!
We need our local wine bar to find this in the states!
Fish soup, a Corsican specialty.
The whole fish grilled with a coconut sauce. Yumm-o.
Fish grilled with a red pepper puree.
No caption needed.
Fruit salad with cantaloupe, grapes, and lemon plums topped with limoncello.
A Corsican red, Dave’s favorite.
Eggplant caponatta on crackers.
Beans with a soy dressing.
“Tuna Sandwich” Salad – tuna, croutons, tomatoes, herbs, and a delicious vinaigrette.
Hummus with lots of paprika.
Sailor Mussels with the sweetest onions I have ever tasted.
Wild boar stew on top of fresh pasta.
There was a chestnut crepe there. I had no willpower to resist and then realized I forgot to take a picture.
Cheese dessert plate.
The French take on Nutella gellato.
Our last happy hour. French cheese, bread, and rose wine.
So sad to be having our last dinner, but very excited in anticipation for it.
Incredible fish soup!
Thick pieces of prosciutto.
Caramel creme – much like flan.
Sweets for breakfast.