Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day

 My wonderful husband planned a very nice day for me today. After going to church, where every mother was given a lovely pink carnation, we headed to McLean to have lunch at my favorite Italian restaurant, Assaggi Osteria. As usual, we dined well.

I began with bruschetta: whole wheat crostini with soft goat cheese and julienne of artichokes - delicious!

                                                 Andrea, of course, chose calamari.

        Andrea also chose croquette with potato and sausage.

We both ordered pasta for our main course.  I had gnocchi with broccoli.

             I chose semifreddo gianduia with berries for dessert.

After our superb meal, we headed into DC. (I think that everyone knows that I love going into DC.)

We went in search of the Dante statue in Meridian Hill Park and discovered an enchanting new place!

We found Dante - 

and a very vibrant park scene!

 Drums and drums and drums!

We also found two more statues.

                                     Joan of Arc

A gift from the Women of France to the Women of America

                                And Serenity.

Thanks to Andrea for the gift of a very happy day. Tu sei grande! Tu sei il mio salvagente!

1 comment:

Justine said...

Happy Mother's Day! It looks like it was a stupendous one!