one of the things my cousins and i were looking forward to in going to italy again was eating prosciutto and other cured meats. i know, i know, we can get authentic italian products in N.Y. as well (actually, they sell some pretty good meats at tarry market.) but we’re huge fans. i like prosciutto with bread; ateng E likes to wrap it around cantaloupe.
on our first night in venice, we went to a restaurant called da carletto — great place, nice folks, fairly decent price, amazing food — and ordered appetizers. you don’t see the prosciutto in the photo above, just the soppressata (salami) and ham, because we pounced on it like hungry wolves 😛 it was awesome. not salty but full of flavor. that little yellow bit you see on top of the salami is a pickle.
of course, we got tired of it after a while 😛 after a couple of days, we were ignoring it in the breakfast room.