Friday, August 28, 2009

Portofino

Portofino is about 5km from Santa Margherita Ligure
- there's made a nice way for walking there
Not a bad place for a villa up there!

The footpath from Paraggi to Portofino

The port of Portofino
.
Seaside villas
.
Narrow street
.
Lots of small boutiques in Portofino,
like
Louis Vuitton, Dior, Gucci, Missoni...
.
Colourful houses at the port
.
Some nice yachts
.
Had a lunch in Portofino,
most of the places at the seaside
were more like cafés and bars than real restaurants
- picked up a place inside the town,
Ristorante Batty.
Started with an antipasto plate:
a piece of fish with parsley-garlic mayonnese,
swordfish marinated with vinegar & onion,
shrimp with chilimayonnese
- very good, especially the swordfish!
.
bread with spicy tomatospread
.
clams in tomato sauce
.
For the main course chose scampis boiled in a sauce a la Batty

- marvellous!
So fresh!
.
A bottle of complimentary grappa & limoncello
arrived on the table
.
.
Absolutely my favourite:

forest strawberries!
.
Some Russians were ordering the strawberries as well,
but they asked to have the berries "in Moscow style",
meaning:
strawberries, vanilla ice-cream & a bottle of grand marnier
.
Left the restaurant just as the complimentary bottles
of grappa & limoncello
were brought to the table of our funny friends from Russia...
.
Rating: 4,5/5
Ristorante Batty
Vico Nuovo, 17
Portofino
.
Small shops at the port
.
Quite nice private yacht!
.
Must be a perfect view from this house!

Beach of Paraggi
- situated between Portofino & Santa Margherita Ligure
- a day ticket to the beach, including:
entrance for 2, 2 sunbeds & an umbrella
costs 80 eur
- not a cheap place!
.

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