Friday, November 17, 2006

TomKat? More like CopyKat

Some people might be miffed to have major celebrities (like Suri) so blatantly rip off their honeymoon plans, but I feel honored that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are in Italy to get married, just a few days after Mrs. NaturalBlog and I got back from Italy on our luna di miele. After all, imitation is a form of flattery.

I even have some tips for the happy couple.

Tom and Katie -- be sure to try and eat at the Ragno D'oro Trattoria (Via Silla 26 in Rome). It's near the Vatican and came on the recommendation of a coworker. I'd call ahead for a prenotazione, though. We were there on a weekday night and it was packed.

You'll probably be spending some time in the countryside. Be sure to seek out Le Vigne de I Selvatici, which is a winery in the hillside Tuscan town of Montevarchi. Have the Vin Santo, which got a 98 in Wine Spectator. If you're lucky you'll even get to try the 1956 vintage. I'm sure you'll get along great with the proprietor who couldn't stop talking about how Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Rothlisberger came by over the summer to taste some wines. Big Ben even bought the '56, a bargain at 500 Euro (~$650) for a 500 ml bottle. Of course, there are only 200 left, so maybe it was worth it.

Finally, you should try to sneak in a visit to the Papal blessing, on Wednesdays in Saint Peter's Square. I know you guys practice a different religion, but it couldn't hurt to snag a blessing for that little baby of yours.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous DJS said...

Oh god.

I see the decline already. Just last month you were captivated by cheap beer and midget wrestling, but now that you're married you've started drinking wine and using those 50-cent Italian words.

What's next -- trading in the Hyundai for a spiffy little Alfa Romeo? You and the Mrs., top down (the car, stupid), ascots blowing in the breeze.

DJS

By the way, it's "RoEthlisburger."

November 17, 2006  
Anonymous Mrs. NB said...

Eat the wild boar, TomKat. You won't regret it.

November 18, 2006  
Anonymous Mrs. N-B said...

And, DJS, I can attest that midget wrestling is still funny.

November 18, 2006  

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