Now that I am back in London, and I have better internet access, I can catch up.
You wouldn’t believe how many e-mails I have.
The friend with whom I was staying in Rome had put in his order for internet on 1 September, if you can imagine…. but anyone with experience of Rome doesn’t have to imagine.
Given my connection, I can fill you in on some of my doings in the Eternal City, including …
… more food photos.
Here are a few shots of some goodies from supper the other night at one of my favorite places in Rome, Da Fortunato near the Pantheon. It is also not the sort of place you have to get a second mortgage to pay for.
This is one the those few spots that has retained the old fashioned style of the classic Roman restaurant. And the food is always good.
My first course was rigatoni all’amatriciana, which is pretty standard fare. I didn’t feel like too much meat or fish that evening, so I opted for a few simple things I cannot get at the Sabine Farm.
Thus, I ordered up some mozarella di bufala, prosciutto, and an artichoke in the Roman style.
Let’s just have a closer look at that mozarella as it oozes all over the plate.
The stuff they call "mozarella" in the US? Uh uh…. tisk.
I am not one for sweets, but I did want to have a house specialty. They make their own grappa infusion with grapes.
Happily the waiter left it with us on the table. Being a regular has its perks.
Sorry, I didn’t think to take a photo until after we let the waiter take it over the next table, for people who were profoundly curious about what we were having. Much conversation about its qualities ensued.
A wonderful meal with good company can’t be beat, especially when you walk out the the place and see this.