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Quick Write 111011 “Nostalgia per la trattoria”

I haven’t told many people about what I’m going to say. I once dreamed of becoming a sommelier for Italian wine. Surprised? For a few years in my early twenties, I worked at a small Italian restaurant, "a trattoria", equivalent of a casual dinner in the Italian language. I was in charge of services for this small, cozy restaurant which seated only 30 people. When I served wine to customers, I would proudly show the label to them, open a cork with a sommelier’s knife as flawlessly as possible, smell the cork nonchalantly, put it on the table with the wet end up, pour a small portion of the wine into wine glass of the host for tasting, asked if it was okay, obtain “go-ahead”, fill all the wine glasses on the table, clean a spout of the wine bottle with a neat white napkin, and say “Enjoy your dinner.” with a killer smile. My job responsibilities included making espresso and cappuccino at the end of the dinner. I trained myself to make a good espresso on the authentic espresso machine imported from Italy, LA CIMBALI. I was rather serious about being a professional in that business, but reconsidered it for reasons, and the rest is the history.

The article I mentioned in QW 1109 was written by a barista, an Italian coffee exert as you know. The way he writes about coffee and espresso reminds me of the days in the little, tiny trattoria in which I learned a lot of things about life, people, job, and love. Meeting diners and serving them gave me the joy and pleasure that I had never experienced. I though this profession could be what I would devote myself to for a large amount of my life time (seriously!). Recently I’ve kind of noticed that I tend to select food- or restaurant-related articles for my daily Ondoku materials among online articles. I’m wondering if my preference on picking up favorite pieces is somehow related to my past, unfulfilled dream in my early twenties. Yes, it was surely good old days.

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