When we were in Taormina, we saw a guy selling fruits and vegetables out of the back of his truck. That is very common here in Sicily. At first we were attracted by all of the beautiful fruit he had. We told him we would buy something when we were ready to leave the city.
When we got back to him after we had lunch, more on that later! He was sleeping in the cab. An African man helped us instead. We wanted some grapes but he told us they were €7/kilo AND they were from China. No thanks, buddy. We got these pecans (I didn't ask where they came from) and a head of fresh garlic.
This morning I sat outside for a long while cracking the nuts and picking the meat out. Yummy! I haven't had pecans in over 6 months! They aren't sold in the stores here. I made some chocolate chip cookie bars with most of them! It's divine!
Lunch: We ate at "Panoramic" Bella Blu http://www.bellablutaormina.com/index.php It was delicious!! Frank had Eggplant Parmagiana, Lasagna, Veal Cutlet and Insalata Misto. I had Gnocchi, Veal Cutlet and Insalata Verde. Sophia has Shrimp Cocktail (not the same as AMerican Shrimp Cocktail), Steak and French Fries and Insalata Verde. We got Dreher beer (Italian), our favorite! Sophia had a coke! It was so good. The service was great. Most of them spoke English.
The place was pretty and clean.