Busy week – lazy weekend

Huh.. this was a very busy week! As you know was Monika from Switzerland for a business trip here. So we’ve been every evening out after work. On Wednesday evening we’ve visited the “World Press Photo 08” – exhibition in Trastevere. It was great! I’ve been absolutely fascinated of the pictures they had there. There were a lot of impressive ones! Like pictures from wars, earthquakes but also from family stories etc. (You can submit your photo to a specified category). So we’ve been there with Courtney from LA. Afterwards we just walked through Trastevere *really like this area* and had dinner at “Il Duca”. Had “Cacio e Pepe”… means Pasta just with cheese and pepper. Really yummi ;). After another short walk through the streets did we have a Chocolate Shot. Did you ever hear about? Yummi.. was that good! (see the picture below). It’s served in a shot glass that you can eat (chocolate as it names says), filled with some liquor, topped with whipped cream and a topping like nuts, cacao etc. And then you have to enjoy all at once! It’s great!! The mix of chocolate, liquor, cream and topping – and this all at once – *wooho*… Was definitely not the last time I’ve been there! So ya.. on Thursday evening did we meet after my Italian-Class at the Hard Rock Cafe (Barberini). Had a very good dinner (Wild Alaska Grilled Salmon, crushed potatoes and aspargus) and amazing drinks! (Try the Strawberry Daiquiri — oh … I’m still in heaven!) So.. yesterday we went to my place. Made Pizza by ourself (at least the topping *g*) and had a relaxing and funny evening. Then today did we meet at Piazza del Popolo, bought some stuff like shirts, pants etc… and after having lunch at Termini did Monika go back to her hotel (she’s leaving tonight) and I went to Villa Borghese. Enjoyed the sun and the calmness. So actually I don’t have any other plans for this weekend. Just relaxing…. and hope to sleep a bit.. (didn’t sleep more than 5-6 hours during the last days).

So.. here some (or actually a lot) of pictures from Wednesday evening in Trastevere,  Thursday at Hard Rock Cafe and Friday at my place. *enjoy*

me enjoying a "Chocolate Shot"

me enjoying a "Chocolate Shot"

Preparing Chocolate Shots

Preparing Chocolate Shots

Chocolate Shots: Chocolate Shot Glass with Chocolate (or other)liquor, whipped cream and a topping - enjoy all at once!

Chocolate Shots: Chocolate Shot Glass with Chocolate (or other)liquor, whipped cream and a topping - enjoy all at once!

on the way from my school to the Hard Rock

on the way from my school to the Hard Rock

on the way from my school to the Hard Rock

on the way from my school to the Hard Rock

Barberini

Barberini

me - enjoying a Strawberry Daiquiri at Hard Rock Cafe

me - enjoying a Strawberry Daiquiri at Hard Rock Cafe

Raspberry Caipirinha

Raspberry Caipirinha

Monika, Hard Rock Cafe

Monika, Hard Rock Cafe

Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberry Daiquiri

ready to bake

ready to bake

finito - it was great

finito - it was great

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7 thoughts on “Busy week – lazy weekend

  1. i love world press photo exhibits. i used to want to be a war photographer and they always inspired me!

    mmm chocolate shots. they sound GOOD> i think i`ll make some next weekend!

    your weekends look so fabulous, ann! ❤

  2. Thanks for the comment 🙂 You have such lovely photos. They really make me want to revisit Italy as an adult! (And perhaps try a chocolate shot..)

  3. Thank you Annina, it was so great to spend time with you again in Rome! I had a great time with you at all those faboules places we have been! I’m still dreaming of the Chocolate shot’s and the Strawberry Daiquiri, oh my gosh so delicous!!!
    As I promised the first Frappuccino I had (Saturday night in the Airport) was for you!
    Again Thank you! big hugs

    • *lol* thank you! it was great to have u here! oh believe.. i will have some more strawberry daiquiris and chocolate shots.. *yuuummmi* … thanks for enjoying a frappuccino for me! 😉 take care and see ya!! *hug*

  4. Hi Ann! i just found your blog via TasteSpotting and I love it!! I like your photos, writing and ecipes! I will certainly be making those brownies you posted about!! I’m coducting research to find the ultimate brownie and I think I’ll include your recipe in my experiments!
    Thanks!
    M

  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous photos, Anna! Makes me feel (and wish like hell) I was right there with you guys. The chocolate shots are too cute- they look like the tiniest cupcakes!

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