At the restaurant

Happy Saturday my loves!

How are you spending your weekend?

Today I was in a house revamping mood, so I took all the paintings/prints off the walls and I started rearranging them, under the wondering stare of my darlings 🙂

As you may have noticed I have never reviewed any restaurants so far: that’s because – as weird as it may sound – I don’t like that much to have lunch/dinner out. In fact, I’m very picky about food and – especially since becoming a mom – I’m very careful about the quality of the ingredients employed. As a result, except for a few local pizza parlours I visit from time to time, I generally cook my meals at home (or have my hubby cook them for me ehehe). I know I may sound snobbish, but I honestly prefer a simple salad made with healthy ingredients over a savoury fancy dish going straight from the freezer to the microwave as soon as you place your order.

However, during Christmas holidays – after a cooking marathon for several guests – I felt I deserved a good dinner out. Recalling I had seen a cute place along the road, 20 miles from where I live, I decided to give it a try . Well, I officially award it the first, second and third place in my ranking of favourite restaurants.

“Il Villino d’Erica” (Erica’s cottage) is a cozy, welcoming place decorated in French country style. The owner Erica, who to my regret will never read this review because she has an idiosyncrasy for IT – is a young perky lady who will give you a warm welcome and help you choose through the day’s menu. The day’s menu is my first choice when eating out, because it means food has been freshly made. Bread is home-baked with a different mix of cereal flours every day. Organic ingredients of certified origin are privileged, and vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free dishes are featured as a routine on the day’s menu. If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m head over heels about this place, and I’m looking forward to go there again and try their “high-quality” pizza.

Here are some pics I took.

Five cereals’ beer
Veggie plate: spinach quiche, veggie fries, broccoli souffle, roasted pumpkin, leek pie, French goat cheese, green salad with carrots, pomegranate and fennel seeds, zafferano flavoured mayonnaise
Tiramisu  made with barley coffe

Erica and Silvia

A little bio-shop corner

And this was my look for the night 🙂

I wish you all a delicious weekend!

With love,


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  1. Fashion is for idiots [like us] - January 26, 2013

    The food looks delicious! Makes me hungry! x<br /><br />Thanks for your nice words on my blog!<br />Sure we can follow each other now, I follow you!<br /><br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">fashion is for idiots [like us]</a><br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">fashion is for idiots [like us]</a>

  2. Fashion Riddles - January 26, 2013

    Il posto sembra molto carino, se poi cucinano bio…! <br />Brava!<br />V

  3. AllAboutLife - January 26, 2013

    what a n amazing blog!!! really love it!!<br /><br />If u want invite u to visit our blog and we can follow each other :)<br /><br />

  4. bonnie_blog - January 26, 2013

    Lovely look! And the food looks delicious! <br /><br />Have a wonderful weekend!<br />xxx<br /><br />Tatiana<br /> <br /><a href="; rel="nofollow"><b><br /></b></a><br><br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">My FACEBOOK</a><br><br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">My

  5. Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) - January 26, 2013

    Coco, you always look so glamorous! I love your outfit here! I don&#39;t blame you at all for being picky about where and what you eat! I wish more people were that way! It really shows in how you keep yourself and your family. Those dishes look yummy! HaHaHa Thanks for sharing this with us. Happy Weekend Doll!<br />

  6. Aubree @ Macarons and Stilettos - January 26, 2013

    Oh wow! It looks so yummy. Wish I could go :). And I love your outfit, you look gorgeous!<br /><br />xx<br />

  7. Dressed with soul - January 26, 2013

    You are looking great honey and I wish you a great evening &lt;3<br /><br />Today I visited a nice small restaurant with my lovely husband to drink coffee and eat yummy cake. After this we had a long, nice walk in our winterwonderland. And now I have to cook a meal for my family!<br /><br />xxx<br />Rena<br /><br />

  8. VOGUECITA - January 26, 2013

    Tiramisu!! Delicius!!!! And your look is great dear<br />kisses and have happy weekend<br />VOGUECITA<br />

  9. Fabiola Tinelli - January 26, 2013

    Ma che bel posticino, quelle foto di cibo sono proprio invitanti! 😛 Mi piace un sacco anche il tuo vestito, adoro il blu! Baci e buona serata! :)<br />Fabiola<br /><br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">wildflowergirl</a>

  10. Lilli - January 26, 2013

    Ciao Coco!! Mmm questo ristorante sembra buonissimo, hai fatto delle belle foto alle varie portate! Bellissimo il tuo look! Che carina la clutch! Un bacio e buona serata cara!

  11. Sorana Nistor - January 26, 2013

    beautiful photos!!<br />followed you back!!<br />xoxo

  12. RaindropsofSapphire - January 26, 2013

    Great look! Happy Saturday to you too! I really like your blog! I&#39;m glad that I found it! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I&#39;m from England) as I post my outfits, personal style, likes and much more 🙂 🙂 <br /><br /><a href="; rel="nofollow"></a>

  13. Diana Marks - January 26, 2013

    What a delicious meal. And the tiramisu looks fantastic! And your dress is so chic on you! I adore your style, dear! Have a fabulous weekend!<br />xx<br /><br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">LA By Diana Live Magazine</a><br />

  14. Lila Moonlight - January 26, 2013

    Lovely atmosphere and the food looks delish. And you look great too : ) Buon domenica : )

  15. Chai Chen - January 26, 2013

    Seems like a very cozy place to dine! And you looked fab that night dear! :)<br />Happy weekend!<br /><br />★♡ <b>#ChaiChenGiveaways x ROPE Accessories</b> (^_^) ♡★<br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">Ice Goddhez x ROPE Accessories Valentine Giveaway #ChaiChenGiveaways</a><br /><i>… join this giveaway and win prizes from ROPE

  16. Lily Lemontree - January 27, 2013

    Everything looks delectable and how lucky it is when we find a spot we love!! Adore the look on you and what a gorgeous bag!<br />Thank you for stopping by today and leaving the sweet comment!! Following you now in GFC!

  17. Rachael - January 27, 2013

    The food looks great! <br /><br />Rachael<br />

  18. Keep the Secret - January 27, 2013

    hi Coco! what a cute restaurant! and your outfit was according to the place, i like it! i stay in your blog, i hope you can do the same with mine<br />xoxo<br />&quot;KS&quot;

  19. blondie81 - January 27, 2013

    Il Villino d&#39;Erica!!! I remember the first time I noted that restaurant: it was 5ht of January. I know it because it was my due date for Stella&#39;s birth. We promised ourself to go to this cute restaurant very soon…<br />So, some months later, my husband made me a surprise and booked a table for 30th Birthday! If you liked the style of &quot;Il Villino d&#39;Erica&quot; you have to visit

  20. Steramakeup - January 27, 2013

    Che bel posto! Adoro il tuo outfit! *-*<br />Se ti va passa da noi, potremmo seguirci a vicenda!<br />Un bacio! &lt;3<br />

  21. Wall Of StYle - January 27, 2013

    Bellissimo vestito hai un fisico perfetto!!!<br />Baci<br />

  22. Gigi.T - January 27, 2013

    lovely post!<br /><br />Do you want to follow each other? :)<br /><br /><br />xx♥

  23. Ileana - January 27, 2013

    This restaurant looks lovely!!! And the food really yummy!<br />xoxo<br /><br />

  24. Wildheart - January 28, 2013

    Hey! Love the total-blue look! amazing<br /><br />XOXO<br />

  25. Rebecca - January 28, 2013

    What a fabulous and delicious place! You chose a perfect outfit for your night out! I love the blue look!<br /><br />Rebecca<br />

  26. Sheryl Luke - January 28, 2013

    Hey girl,,,thank you so much for following me on Facebook and leaving me sweet comments, I love reading them.<br />I love your outfit ..super cute…<br /><br />have a great week :)<br /><br />xxo<br />Sheryl<br /><br />

  27. *°+*°* vé *°*+°* - January 28, 2013

    ciao coco…sembra davvero un bel posticino ^^<br />bellissimo anche il tuo look<br />kiss e buon inizio settimana tesoro<br />vendy<br /><br />NEW POST!!!<br />FOLLOW ME ON:<br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">the simple life of rich people blog</a><br />instagram @thesimplelifeofrichpeople<br />twitter @simpleliferichP

  28. daggistr - January 28, 2013

    Wow all looks so great and delicious &lt;3 and You look just perffect ! so chic and beautiful !

  29. Veri - January 28, 2013

    Nice outfit!

  30. Maria Tatarskaya - January 28, 2013

    Looks like wonderful dinner!<br />Nice outfit!<br /><br />Would you like to follow each other?<br /><br />Marie<br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">StyleList By Me Blog</a><br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">Facebook</a><br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">Bloglovin</a><br />

  31. Coline Chavaroche - January 31, 2013

    Thank you so much coco ! this seems delicious :)<br /><br />http://Fashioneiric.Blogspot.Com<br /><br />Coline !

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