Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
Guanajuato, Mexico is an international Colonial city which offers many
attractions to tourists including museums, a music scene, theater and
We went to Guanajuato
specifically for the rooftop bars and restaurants. Due to the Covid restrictions
of the past year, several of these rooftop restaurants had shut down.
On this particular day, we
spent over an hour on a hot morning looking for an intriguing French/Mexican
restaurant, but were disappointed when we found it was closed.
Just for the ease of it, we
went to La Trattoria Restaurant inside
We were very pleasantly
Inside La Trattoria Restaurant
We were standing at the corner where our
hotel was located and sort of meandered to look at the menu of La Trattoria
posted outside. The host who was there suggested we try it.
He was friendly, we were hungry, and thought
we'd have nothing to lose.
So inside we went.
This is a photo of La Trattoria's entranceway
showing you the balcony seats available.
Billy at our balcony table
We were escorted to a balcony table right
La Trattoria is advertised as having
traditional Italian cuisine with a special Mexican touch. There seems to be
quite a bit of fusion food happening in these international cities and we are
finding the meals to be tantalizing.
Medallions of beef with Gorgonzola sauce
From the menu Billy chose the Medallions of
beef with a Gorgonzola sauce. It came with a salad and sautéed potatoes.
The sauce was done perfectly and the beef was
Filet of Bass with Shrimp
Sometimes I simply crave seafood, so I
ordered the Filet of Bass with Fettuccini and Shrimp.
Both dishes were excellent.
Apple tart with vanilla ice cream
Our largest meal of the day is lunch. When we
can, we love to take two hours for this special time and enjoy what - to most -
would be a special dinner.
We ordered an apple tart with ice cream,
strawberries and a chocolate drizzle.
Right before we ordered our dessert, it began
to rain, and here we were, sitting at a balcony seat.
Impressively, deftly, and with measurable
aplomb, several waiters whisked our plates, beverages, napkins, chairs and table
from being rained upon and moved us several feet back into the restaurant. We
still had our balcony view, but this time, without being rained upon!
Our bill for two people
This is our bill for the lunch above. Before
tip it came to about $43USD.
Just delicious and reasonably priced.
Menu at La Trattoria Restaurant
Here's a quick look at the menu at La
This is only one page and it lists Ribs of
Lamb with seasonal vegetables, Filet of Tuna with French mustard, red potatoes
and creamed spinach. The Divine Comedy is Beef Medallions with a sauce of four
cheeses, shrimp and a sweet Mexican salsa.
So much to choose from and really delicious
and creative options!
The view from our balcony table
We enjoyed our food so much we decided to
return. For whatever reason this day was very busy, so Billy tipped the host
downstairs 50Pesos to get us in. Not only did he do so, he got us our balcony
This was our view, with the famous
Union Plaza on the left, and the Teatro Juarez on the right.
A walking street is below.
Our hotel room is inside the building where
La Trattoria is housed. It's all in the neighborhood!
Akaisha at our balcony table
Here I am in all my travel finery, taking a
gander down the walking street below.
Spinach salad with Prociutto ham
This time we came back for a lighter lunch
and Billy ordered a spinach salad with Prociutto ham and sliced Parmesan cheese.
Balsamic vinegar is drizzled on the plate for decoration.
Pear salad with walnuts
I decided to order a pear and blue cheese
salad with nuts. As you can see it's a healthy portion and displayed
Our bill for the two of us
For this quick and simple lunch, our bill
came to $21USD before tip.
Fried Calamari appetizer with two sauces
A few nights later a
traveling friend met up with us and another traveling companion, meeting at our
Billy and I shared a fried
calamari appetizer as the 4 of us chatted and caught up on our stories.
Would we return?
And we highly recommend it
to you as well.
La Trattoria Restaurant
Tele: 473 732 2158 or 473
To contact theTerraza
Tele: +52 473 688 0813
About the Authors
Early Lifestyle appeals to a different
kind of person – the person who prizes their
independence, values their time, and who doesn’t
want to mindlessly follow the crowd.
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