|unpretentious vintage doorway
Wondering where cookbook authors go to eat when they are not cooking at home ?
|at Palazzo Pitti, Florence
We have just returned from a two night stay in Florence, where we were able to fit in a few meals at my favorite family restaurant Cafaggi, run by successive generations of the same family for over 92 years.
|father of present owner in vintage poster
|1960s coat hooks
The magic ingredients that make us return every time include the traditional décor and menu, consistently excellent food and good value but most of all the family itself.
|main dining room crowded with happy diners
What a pleasure to see the the white haired nonno still taking care of the conti and the lovely nonna shuffling back and forth, checking that everything is in order .
|vintage photo Cafaggi's kitchen
(from Cafaggi Facebook page)
They recently celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary.
|a part of the Cafaggi family
|celebrating Diamond wedding anniversary
(from Cafaggi Facebook page )
Fulvio has been ordering the same dish at Cafaggi - cervello fritto with carciofi fritti – for the past 18 years and a trip to Florence isn’t complete without this ritual.
|fried brain and artichokes, a Florentine ritual
I try a different dish each time and have never been disappointed.
|spaghetti allo scoglio
|risotto with artichokes
We are creatures of habit. Once we have found the best, why change?