This guy's birthday! 18 years of BFFery.
I carried a tray of cakes to the bus station while Pici managed our suitcases.
Once in Siracusa, it was time for a refreshing lemon seltz on the bridge to Ortigia. Fresh Sicilian lemons, icy carbonated water and sea salt. Perfect.
Filone laughed all day, thanks to sugar and pills and me.
Some lite antiquing didn't hurt.
We each started with large bowls of soup, some with just mussels and some with an assortment. Ceci had thin slices of smoked swordfish.
Pici's gnocchi with Sicilian pistachio and sea urchin.
Cannoli were just right. A little salty.
Wrapped up the evening with grappa, amari, potato chips and Ab Fab.