Christmas Eve was very special for us. We had a delicious 5-course dinner at the authentic Italian
Ristorante da Maria, together with our best friends John & Becky.
Those friends that stood by our side, when Pieter was in Intensive Care...
Starting off with a bubbling Prosecco, from the region where we used to live and work in Italy.
Lady Chef Maria Runggaldier is from South Tirol and we lived only about two hours to the east, towards Venice.
Eating in her restaurant is like going back to our life-in-Italy era.
The culinary side we loved so much.
Two days ago, Pieter was not doing well at all. His blood pressure had dropped to an alarming two-digit low. So I called the doctor in the evening. He suggested to stop taking a particular prescription drug as obviously through his rehab he'd recovered so well that he didn't need this drug anymore. Contrary, it made him feel miserable. So on Christmas Eve I was so happy that he had fluffed back. Our house was clean and we were ready for a great dinner with dear friends at Ristorante da Maria.
Ristorante da Maria ~ the dining room.
Ristorante da Maria ~ entrance dining room.
On the left you see the evergreen Southern Magnolia.
Inside the entrance door of Ristorante da Maria.
Across from the dining room at Ristorante da Maria, leading into the B & B;
Dublin Farm Come Home to the Country.
In an earlier blog I did write about their Agriturismo.
Ristorante da Maria dining room overview.
Our table for four at Ristorante da Maria, elegantly set with real linens.
This is also where I do round things up for my 'Manners Do Count' Classes from Learn from Mariette.
Our 5-course Authentic Italian Dinner at Ristorante da Maria.
Lady Chef Maria Runggaldier from Ristorante da Maria with Heinz.
What is Unique at Ristorante da Maria is her ever-changing menu!
Choice of three Entrées.
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Ristorante da Maria's exquisite ever-changing Italian menu is the most talked about cuisine in Central Georgia!
That explains a little bit better why we LOVE to live here and what is available in this town.
We left feeling fed very well and went all four of us to Church for Caroling and a Festive Mass.
Ending with the song Silent Night - Holy Night, this made for a perfect Christmas Eve!
Bodily and Spiritually fed, we slept like roses under our down duvet...
Thankful for so much!