Bottega Vini – Verona, Italy

We’re fairly unorthodox when it comes to parenting.  We think our kid should adapt to what we want to do.  Some would call that immature, others would realize that no parent, no matter how patient, ever wants to watch Barney.  So, this is our way of doing things.

On an early spring evening in Verona, Italy, Mrs. NH, Little NH and I headed to the Bottega Vini smack dab in the middle of Verona.  It was a beautiful restaurant/wine bar that came recommended on some web site or other that Mrs. NH found.  It was worth the trip.

There is no outdoor seating save for a banqet nestled into the outside wall but once inside, you’re transported to a really cool Northern Italian experience.  There’s vino alla spina (wine on tap), and a chalk board full of several other varieties, ranging from Soave to Barbera. The guys behind the bar were getting ready for the evening dinner crew but treated us well and even found a chocolate filled cookie in the kitchen for Little NH.

We spent our time trying two or three of the wines while Little NH was anticipating the chime of the cuckoo-clock overhead.  By the time our 30 minutes in Bottega Vini were up, great wine had been consumed and a little cuckoo-clock had chimed, delighting a 3-year-old.

In my book, that beats Barney any day.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Fredericksburg Flash says:

    I’ve really enjoyed the past several blogs. we had such a great time with y’all. Now we have J & K, and no down time here!!
    God Bless.

    1. NotHemingway says:

      I’m glad you’re reading and enjoying. They were fun to write and even more fun to experience! Hope the boat is treating you well. Talk to you soon!

  2. thebrotherinlaw says:

    You guys are having too much fun. Wish we were there.
    We’re still wavering (although leaning against) on whether to go on our annual Redneck Riviera trip (the Alabama coast- it’s just like Italy!!). Something about oil slicks and tar balls mixed with sand that does not seem appealing. It’s about time for my annual post, and that would be a good topic if we do decide go. Good travels and get home safely.

    1. NotHemingway says:

      Definitely time for the annual post. Man, sure can’t stand hearing the news about that leak. They say they’ve capped 30% of it but you sure can’t tell by the video on the news. As for the tar balls on the beach, probably not the best way to spend the summer. Of course, your back yard looks like most of where we just were!

  3. Tia says:

    Of course, your parenting methods aren’t at all dictated by my angel, little NH… Next trip, take the sobrinos and see if you have the same experience! I’m just jealous and the post (& thought) about Alabama vs Italy is just plain depressing.

    1. NotHemingway says:

      No doubt. We’re lucky to have her as a traveling companion but she wasn’t always this mellow. Maybe all the pasta and pizza just subdued her…

  4. Scampwalker says:

    It’s always nice to get back home from a long trip… I’ve enjoyed reading your dispatches from afar! We’re a bit jealous…

    1. NotHemingway says:

      Yes, it’s been nice to get back. Little NH is definitely the happiest, though. She’s got all of her toys and daddy doesn’t have to set up the travel bed any time she wants to rest. Come to think of it, I don’t mind that either.

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