Friday, 12 October 2012
It was a very busy and hot city. With a million tourists. Many of the cafes and restaurants, you could tell, were purely set up for tourists. In saying that I still had some lovely food while there. And what else I found is that the waiters and restaurant owners were great for a chat.
I arrived in time for a late lunch/early dinner, and decided on a birra and a Spagetti Carbonara.
Carbonara is one of my Mum's perfected dishes and the one I had here was so on par with Mum's version. So, well done mum and well done Italy.
The crispy bacon really made this dish.
Another beer... for cooling purposes.
This one contained octopus, almonds, celery and sun dried tomatoes, and was absolutely delicious!
Don't get me wrong, it was still delicious, but different from what I expected.
I did not judge this book by it's cover. A very shabby looking street side cafe turned out to be a wonderful surprise.
I ordered insalata Greca... a Greek Salad. It was fresh and tasty.
It really was heavenly. Pizzas all around the Mediterranean are just awesome.
I have found that with pizzas you need 3 vital things... a wonderful base, a really fresh and well seasoned tomato sauce and buffalo mozzarella.
I don't know if I'd go back to Rome, but it was certainly an experience. Next stop. Florence.
Spoiler alert... best food I've ever eaten was in Florence!