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The travels of Chef Luigi

I am just a Travelin Man! I mean Chef! 
Dec. 4, 2011 10:51 am 
Updated: Dec. 4, 2011 2:39 pm

(Hi my name is Sophia Loren.  I was hired to translate whatever Chef Luigi says today.  Oh my word what a cute little man!)


Hello my fellow ARers!  Today the most beautiful woman (besides my hostess) showed up.  She will translate everything I say about our trip to the Nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C.


We left early.  Thanks goodness DH started up the car and cranked up the heater.  It was nippy outside.  But not a problem as I got to sit in the back seat with my Sophia!  My hostess kept checking on us in the vanity mirror on the way down to the city.  I also wore my new scarf that DH made for me.  Perfecto!


Our first stop was the Ambasciata de’ Italia a Washington (the Italian Embassy).  Ah it made me and Sophia homesick but we were glad that we were taken there.  How thoughtful!  Then we drove further into the city and found a parking space.  We stopped at the back of the White House and then walked (these street blocks are humongous) around to the front.  My hostess took many pictures of famous places along the way.  We past the Old Ebbitt Grill, the W Hotel, and many interesting buildings with different architectural styles.  We saw the Capital in the distance but kept walking towards the front of the White House.  There we were able to see the Washington Monument in the distance and the Official 2011 Christmas tree.  While I was posing many people came up and asked who I was.  I was shocked.  Did they not recognize the famous Chef Luigi?  My hostess and DH politely told them who I was.  I was fuming with indignation.  My hostess calmed me down and we proceeded to the front of the White House.  From there we worked our way back to the car.  We stopped a couple of times more for photos as the buildings were just so beautiful.


We zipped out of the city towards the bridge leading to Arlington Cemetery.  That is a picture of the Lee house on top of the hill.  Then we proceeded down the George Washington Parkway towards the inner loop of the beltway.  Thanks goodness they know their way around this area.  We went by Georgetown University on the other side of the river.  The movie Exorcist kept popping into my head.  I wonder why?


Talk turned to food and where to eat once we crossed over the Potomac River into Merryland.  DH suggested the Growlers Brewery in Gaithersburg but when we arrived we found out it is not open for lunch.  How bizarre!


So we drove back to Olney and stopped at a TexMex place called Sol Azteca.  What a delicious meal we had and those margaritas are out of this world.  Now I know why it is one of their favorite places!


From there it was home again and time for me to take a beauty nap.  Hope you enjoy the pictures!  Even though there was a chill in the air the skies were bright blue with not a cloud to be seen anywhere.  It was a great day to visit Washington, D.C.  Bye bye!

(Current Score Hostess 2 Chef Luigi 2)

Starting out in the morning. See my scarf?
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Ambasciata d' Italia a Washington. It was a tad windy.
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Ah my homeland snif snif
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Here I am at the back of the White House
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That is the Capital in the distance.
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That is one big Christmas Tree!
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That is the Washington Monument.
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Third try. And this is the front of the White House!
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Dec. 4, 2011 12:57 pm
Ah, Chef, your visit to the Capitol brought back fond memories of my own visits there, where I'd take guests to see all the monuments at night, when they so beautiful. That's a very good how family you're visiting!
Dec. 4, 2011 1:03 pm
Yes that was very nice of them. I will give my hostess a big kiss when I leave. I will need my new scarf where I am going next!
Dec. 4, 2011 2:39 pm
Love the scarf! Too cool. And you are onelucky guy to get the see the sites (sights) in D.C.
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About Me
Hello everyone! I'm Chef Luigi, Chef Tony's little brother. My brother Tony got a new job, so I am now the new Allrecipes traveling Chef. I'll be traveling from home to home; cooking and having fun. I can't wait to visit everyone!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook EVERYTHING!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Well, I have to admit cooking with my brother Tony is my favorite tradition. We've been cooking together since we were kids. Sitting on counters watching and learning.
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When my brother Tony said I'm a better cook than he is! Ha :)
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There are too many to list, but that's how you learn, right?
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