April 25th is an annual public holiday in Italy on the anniversary of the 1945 liberation. We decided to gather together, with our friends, for a grilled fish feast at a Villa in our town. Early Saturday morning, Antonello, Luca, and I drove down to the fish market in Riposto and prepared for the meal. We bought over a kilo of octopus, mascolini, two kilos of Orate, and then a few calamari were throw in at the end. On our drive back, we stopped at a street side vendor and picked up some oranges, nespole (loquats), and lemons. Thirty minutes later, and after learning everything about the old man selling fruits and vegetables, we drove up to our town on the mountain. Once home, Antonello and I prepare the octopus salad and the fish for the grill.
This Villa is owned by our friend, and will open in June as a four star Bed & Breakfast. It will be amazing!
The weather was perfect, the meal was abundant, and the company put it all together.