Within the first week of my job the pastor made a horrible mistake: he mentioned Italian food to yours truly. Being the intrepid employee I am, I took it upon myself to Google the restaurant and salivate over their dishes. When I finally made it to Il Cortile for lunch on Friday [a weekly food indulgence keeps me sane] I didn’t need to consult the menu I’d already memorized– but of course I did anyway– and I treated myself to the delectable caprese salad pictured here and ravioli con ricotta e spinaci. It was absolutely divine. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. Small animals would be sacrificed if I could have a caprese salad every day. Just the mere mention of it has me longing….
In other news, the thing was identified by my coworker. It’s a potato bug. Apparently they are relatively common out here, though as the name implies found in more of an agricultural setting. Let’s hope I never see one again.
With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,