Last weekend I was invited to a gorgeous party in Bergamo, in the countryside of Milan, to celebrate the wedding of two very good friends of mine.
The newly wed couple is Italiano-American. The wedding took place in an old Italian castle mixing references to both American and Italian weddings (with for example a traditional Bergamese buffet with polenta and cured meat.. but also a big American BBQ on the lawn!).
The bride had suggested a dress code for the day (polka dot or flowers!) and organised a prize for the best dressed so everyone was competing for this prize, in addition to the flowers bouquet of the bride!! I lost the bouquet against a girl who’s being dating her (Italian) boyfriend for… 12 years! Ah Italian men..
The menu was a real gastronomic dream. Just one little hint? The starter was a “black and white risotto”: white truffle risotto with a black truffle heart. Che bella l”Italia!