A friend brought over my first torta monterossina of the season last night. It's a special treat from here that consists a soft pie shell filled with a thin layer of apricot jam, cream, and chocolate chips. It goes without saying that it is delicious, addictive, and all things wonderful about Italian breakfast-tea time-dessert foods. The pastry shop, Laura's pasticceria, is rebuilt and back at the wonderful work of supplying Monterosso with it's sugar intake. It was an important moment in town.
|Via Roma, back in the swing of things|
|in front of the pastry shop - fango replaced by blooming flowers|
|flower pots stop cars at the foot of Via Roma, to the right of the Church|