What I Ate Wednesday–When in Rome
I missed last week because I was in Rome wandering around the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, as well as eating and drinking lots of delicious things. It seems kind of surreal that I was there only a week ago, yet I’ve settled back into my usual routine back home now. I can at least travel back there in my mind by sharing with you some of the yummy meals I enjoyed.
The hotel was very small and basic (although very clean and in an excellent location, so I would definitely recommend it), so it didn’t have a restaurant. Instead they gave us vouchers for a restaurant across the Piazza Rotunda. There was a selection of eggs and bacon, bread, cakes, cornflakes, fruit, yoghurt and drinks. I had pretty much the same thing every day:
Eggs with a bread roll.
Followed by fruit salad and natural yoghurt.
I’m going to divide the rest of the post into the main food groups I ate while I was there … it was Italy after all …
I can’t remember what the name of the pasta was – it was thicker than spaghetti, but not flat like linguine. It was perfectly cooked and delicious though, with an amazing pumpkin and speck ham sauce. This is the one meal that I desperately want to recreate. I think it should be easy enough and I can jump on the pumpkin bandwagon at last (about two months late).
This plate of pasta wasn’t quite as good because the sauce was a little bit salty. Mussels are always good in my book though, so I enjoyed them a lot.
Of course I’m going to have to do more extensive research, but I think that this might be the nicest pizza I’ve ever had. The base was really thin and crispy and there was just the right amount of cheese. It was topped with roasted vegetables (courgette, aubergine, pepper and mushrooms I think) and a rocket garnish.
I tried to have some healthy meals amid all those carbs, so when I saw this lush mozzarella salad at the Vatican I had to tuck in. The Pope sold it to me, so I knew that it was going to be good.
I think I had a bread roll with it because everything seemed to come with bread in Rome.
Ok, this was the real reason I wanted to go to Rome. We found a gelateria that must have sold at least 100 different flavours. I really had trouble choosing what I wanted, so we went twice. I also confess that on both occasions I had ice-cream instead of a real meal because the portions were quite big … it’s not every day you’re in Italy!
Fruits of the forest frozen yoghurt.
Plain frozen yoghurt, kit-kat frozen yoghurt and marsala wine ice cream. The marsala ice cream was unusual, but really worked and the kit-kat fro-yo had a huge piece of kit-kat in the middle … bonus!
We shared some amazing red wine, but I was too busy drinking it to take any photos. I also had a couple of margaritas at a nice, but expensive bar in the Piazza Rotunda.
With olives and crisps to munch on.
It’s always a tough choice between Italian and Chinese as my favourite cuisine, but after last week I’m going to come down on the side of Italian. I can’t wait to go back sometime in the future and eat more!
What’s your favourite international cuisine?