date night ~ provenzano’s ristorante & late night antiquing

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Date night at Provenzano’s Italian Ristorante

~ wine tasting notes ~

Barone Fini Pinot Grigio:

 Straw, almost clear in color, this wine has a mineral, earthy nose and a creamy texture. Its dry flavor is characterized by subtle lemon, orange and minerals. It has good acidity and a nice finish. It was amazing with Italian porchetta, garlic mashed potatoes and creamy alfredo sauce.

Tezza Garganega:

Passito is made from dried Garganega grapes with hints of honey, floral and exotic ripe fruits. Elegant and sweet. Full-bodied with very good length – typical of a fine quality Passito. Delicious with dessert or cheese course.


 Italian porchetta with garlic mashed potatoes

everything was wonderful!

After dinner we decided to do a little antiquing and found some awesome deals on vintage cameras, silver plate, a couple pieces of china and crocheted doilies. We’re both interested in taking pictures with old film cameras. Some of the effects you get with them are amazing. And I’m always looking for interesting dishes and silverware to photograph for scenes in my tea book. Kismet!

The theme song for the evening…hee hee… whenever we go out for Italian or cook Italian I think Dean Martin and/or THIS.

What did you do for date night this week?


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  5 comments for “date night ~ provenzano’s ristorante & late night antiquing

  1. Kimber Dunn
    October 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Love the old cameras!! Every time I hit a thrift/antique store I browse the cameras. I never buy them but they sure are cool, and they bring back so many memories of photos taken through the years. Love it!

    • Melissa
      October 13, 2011 at 12:50 pm

      My friend Clare gave me a great idea…put some simple shelving up in Jeff’s study and display the old camera collection. Usable art! 🙂

  2. October 14, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    That would be pretty cool.
    I liked Provenzano’s this time too. I wouldn’t say it was spectacular- but I was ordering fried walleye in an Italian restaurant. Good though.

    • Melissa
      October 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm

      Not the best Italian food I’ve ever had…but I think it was pretty darn good. It’s nice to have a decent Italian restaurant in RW 🙂

      I loved the idea of displaying the collection. All of that black and silver on one wall with the “steampunk” looking dials and mechanics found on old cameras. AWESOME!

  3. Kimber Dunn
    October 14, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Great idea!!!

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