First course: cocoa egg spaghetti with fresh ricotta, lemon zest, and olives.
Second course: black angus steak medallions with arugula and cherry tomato salad.
Dessert: chocolate with embedded biscuits, raspberry purée and mascarpone cream.
I also sampled octopus - totally more palatable than anticipated, and tiramisu, which I like despite its coffee taste. I don't understand coffee, but that is a challenge for another day.
I am half-jokingly beginning my "carbo loading" (general overeating) for the Spain trek. As I wiped my plate with the last of my steak, my date noticed...
"Yeah... not sure if I am proud or a little bit ashamed."
"What would you be ashamed of?"
"No, be proud!!"
It was indeed a good night.