Photo courtesy of Pizzeria Rustica
Located in Old Colorado City, the Pizzeria is a 30 minute drive from our home on the East end of town. Well worth it. I ordered their Quattro Formagi, a white pizza featuring house-made mozzarella, provalone, podano, and fontina cheeses with tons of roasted garlic and olive oil, and I asked them to add some elk pepperoni (featured on their special last night). Nick had their Salumi pizza with two kinds of salami, mozzarella, and tomatoes. The pizzas are individual-sized, but rather large (nearly a foot in diameter); we ignored the waiter's admission that many couples get by with sharing one pizza between them and were glad we did.
The desserts...oh the desserts...the star was Nick's Spumoni, which is pistachio ice cream with dried cherries and nuts and a balsamic fig glaze. I had yesterday's special, a cannoli with lemon gelato.
Nick and I talked about all of the places we would travel without kids or budget restraints. Croatia made the list this time, as did an Alaskan cruise and a weekend in Crested Butte, Colorado. Maybe we'll make it to the latter this Spring before I am entirely too pregnant to enjoy it; with another year of breastfeeding coming up, who knows when we'll be free to travel again!
Nick, thank you for the most wonderful 7 years...I love you!