Thursday, June 9, 2011

Foods from Rome

When on a recent trip to Rome I had a chance to eat some of the most delicious pasta and pizza. Our rule of thumb when eating in a new city find places where the locals eat. In big tourist cities it is usually blocks from the main sites. We scout out a restaurant and listen. Yes, there will be tourists but we like to hear more of the local language than our own.
One of many places to have a great meal

Gooey, cheesy Quarto Formaggi Gnocchi 

Taverna near our apartment 

A little wine with dinner

Deep fried squash blooms with cheese and anchovies

Mussels with wine and garlic

The best lasagna?

Quarto formagie pizza with brie

Gelato

Cokes in Europe are so much better than in the US

Caprese salad

Penne with Vodka sauce
No doggie bag tonight


Cappuccino  

And of course the famous Limoncello  

Dinner was great
In Rome we found a wonderful little place near our apartment. We ate there twice. I have to say the lasagna is actually better than mine. We had pizza that had brie cheese and then blue cheese on another. There are so many things to say about the food- cheesy, gooey, flavorful, crisp, I could go on but just thinking about the food is making me hungry. We made friends with the Germans at the table next to us, even though we don't speak the same language food is the common denominator. So, listen, look and most of all enjoy.

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