Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Food Glorious Food

Time to reflect on the amazing food that we ate on our recent visit to Rome. We truly did not have a bad meal which makes choosing our five 'star' dishes even more difficult but here goes...

Pizza at Le Carette - The Roman style pizzas here are truly delicious with super thin crusts and traditional toppings. Add a jug of wine and lunch is sorted!

Bollito di Manzo at Urbana 47 - All the ingredients used at this restaurant are organic & sourced locally. The beef in the bollito was meltingly tender, the zucchini & new potatoes beautifully fresh.

Orecchiette at Broccoletti - This 'ear' shaped pasta originates in Puglia rather than Rome but nevertheless was the perfect vehicle for the asparagus and salty ricotta sauce. So simple but utterly delicious.

Rabbit Roulade at Marzapane - This dish certainly had the wow factor. Rabbit full of flavour topped with a perfectly poached quails egg & a fried artichoke. A drizzle of garum oil served as a reminder of flavours from Roman food in the past.

For the final 'star' dish we have chosen Salvatore Denaro's panzanella.
We ate the real thing last  year at Bacco in Tevere on Isola Tiberina.

This year we  served it for lunch on the terrace. We followed the recipe as instructed by Elizabeth Minchilli in her post. Vegetables & friselle came from the market, beautiful Calabrian olives from Delizie di Calabria and peppery olive oil from Podere Vecciano.

Shared with friends on a sunny Roman roof terrace - what could be better.

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