Oh my God you guys, I just watched the “Venice” episode of Anthony Bourdain’s NO RESERVATIONS, and I’m in love.
Other comments about this magical episode that will be watched a kabillion times until I go to Venice this may with the Macks, foodie soulmates (and two of my closest friends. It was with this couple that I experienced a 15-hour food and drink odyssey in Rome in September of 2004 still unrivaled in the annals of foodie history):
1. I’m fairly certain that a large part of my annoyance with the lady he is with in this episode stems from the fact that IT WASN’T ME. But her Italian sucked, and she’s apparently lived there for decades.
2. The camera work was nothing short of exquisite.
3. I had a whole new respect for the boat guy after seeing his ENORMOUS, GORGEOUS VILLA. Holy crap! Who knew shepherding boats paid so well?
4. This would be my all-time perfect day (and includes the RIDICULOUS VILLA mentioned previously):