We went to Rome in the summer to see the Rolling Stones and to see what Rome had to offer to us “foodies”.
My only complaint in my time there was that I didn’t have enough of it. There were so many places I wanted to try and didn’t get the opportunity that I will just have to go back soon.
One place i did get to try was Da Enzo in the Trastevere neighborhood. We turned up without a booking and added ourselves onto the growing list of people looking for a table. After about 45 minutes waiting we were seated and given the small menu. Because of the tiny menu it gave us the chance to try most of the menu. We started of with some antipasti just to get us going these were very simple and enjoyable but nothing to write home about in my opinion. Once these were out the way it got a whole lot more interesting. Next up was the Carbonara, not the usual one that we know but the classic Roman style with not a drop of cream insight. Crispy bites of pancetta with the lightest butter sauce that I have had and completely different to anything I had tried before. With perfectly cooked pasta this dish was simplicity at its finest or so I thought.
Then the meatballs rolled out. I’ve spent a load of time in Spain and was expecting something similar but I couldn’t have been more wrong! At first sight you looked at them and obviously came to the conclusion that these were the meatballs. These just weren’t any meatballs these were pretty much world famous meatballs. Mr GR would be proud. The MB’s were made up of veal and beef and a good size, coated with a classic tomato sauce. What still gets me is how well they held there shape on the plate and then almost dissolved in your mouth. I have had many a meatball but its the only time I can say this was almost an art.
Okay, so I’m probably over selling here, seriously, you’re probably thinking how good can a plate of pasta and a meatball really be? So how about this then to make you think you have died and gone to heaven.
A Nutella Tiramisu, i don’t think I need to say much more but when in Rome do as the Romans do and grab a bite in da Enzo.
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