Alternate title: The Sea of Penii edition
The plural of said noun takes two equally usable forms
Anyway, I digress…..
As the saying goes…..
…..a funny thing happened on the way…..
…..to lunch in this instance
At ‘Al Pioppeto’ in Romano d’Ezzelino
This is actually a very good restaurant with a fine
reputation behind it…..
…..although in a curiously quirky twist, the owner
has refused to update the 70s interior decor…..
…..everything else has had a makeover
…..including the beautiful gardens (more on this in
…..but his beloved 70s interior is inviolate
…..because the 70s were no great period in design
history like the Belle Epoque in Paris around 1900
The food on the other hand is outstanding !
And that’s what keeps the punters rolling in !
It’s white asparagus season at the moment…..
…..that time of the year when the Bassanese go
weak at the knees at the sight of pointy objects
sprouting out of the ground
‘Risotto agli asparagi followed by uove Bismark’
…..in other words…..
Asparagus risotto and asparagus and fried eggs
Thank goodness that when everything else begins to
fail on one’s person…..
…..the eating gear is usually the last to go ! ! !
Now we can cut to the chase and reveal the story
behind the title of this post
As I ambled up the path from the car park to the
door of the restaurant with the No 3 G-ette I did
a double take
What the hell ? ! ?
It can’t be
Ahead of me were white penises !
HUGE ONES ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Two to three feet high
Single ones !
Pairs of penises ! !
Clumps of penises ! ! ! ! !
My mind raced…..
The white vertical phalli were all over the pristine
Think fast, G-meister ! ! !
As I was about to cover the eyes of the tender G-ette
…..the truth dawned !
It was a sculpture park !
…..featuring the celebrated white asparagus
…..which to the untrained (and unwary) eye
…..look just like a penophiliac’s idea of heaven
Bless the Bassanese
You have to wonder how many titters they have caused
over the years
ps, There is no such thing as a penophiliac but ‘moisture
and heat seeking venomous throbbing python of love’ lover
seemed a bit long winded so I made it up !