It was hot out and we needed something to cool us down, summer refreshments in Italy are always wonderful. We tried out our friend Sabina’s new place in the old city of Certaldo, Antica Fonte.
Certaldo is still a sleepy medieval village where the locals hang out in the evenings and talk!!!
Next week there is the famous festival MERCANTIA, a weeklong street festival with actors, artisans, performances and food!
Sabina converted her father’s workshop and garden into a new restaurant/bar.
Peaceful and quiet, the restaurant has a fabulous fountain with fish, a covered area and tables under umbrella with herbs planted everywhere.
We had already eaten, and she suggested trying a new Ice cream specialty they are carrying to serve sundaes, milkshakes and fondue.
My husband had a sundae..which came in a huge dish!!! turns out it is a specially designed plate, with a ring of hot chocolate around ice cream with crushed meringues!
I went for the strange one.. a beer and ice cream soda ( wild berry flavor)…It wasn’t bad… instead of using soda water , they used beer!!! light…. and foamy.. I will try with real ice cream and see if I like it!
Noticed she also served some nice bruschette, fresh tomato cubes with a pesto cream spread on the toast!
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