La Serenata

Remembering a family restaurant that meant much more to its regulars than a good, Italian dinner.

I listened to Vince’s suggestions, studied the menu, remembered seeing or smelling various dishes as they passed by me each night or overhearing diners’ reactions, and thought seriously for the first time in my life about what I actually wanted to eat, learning the way appetite and mood and daily circumstance interacted.
Photo by Kennejima