There’s more off-balance in Tuscany than that infamous tower, and I’ve got the story to prove it.
A couple of years ago, I watched Dateline or 20/20 or one of my other favorite American news programs in shock. Every year Fortezza Medicea Jail in Volterra, near Pisa, opens their doors for a few nights and doubles as a gourmet restaurant. The event started in 2006 as a fundraiser and as an effort to teach the inmates cooking and waiting skills, so they can find jobs when they are released.
Well, it opened again two months ago and apparently is booked solid. The restaurant, where food is prepared and served by murderers, robbers and mafiosi, is so popular, the Italian prison department is considering trying it in other jails throughout the country.
The inmates love it. It offers a nice change from the monotonous day-to-day of being a prisoner, they get to interact with the public, and they get to experience the glamorous job of working in a gourmet restaurant.
Would you tell the chef his pasta is too salty?
Seriously. I am speechless. This doesn’t happen to me often, enjoy.
But first tell me. What do you think about this?