Well, there's certainly lots to chat about this week lovely readers. We survived another 2 day storm - subsisting on tapas & margaritas from La Bocca del Lupo (an incredible tapas place that just opened down the street) & watching Il Postino. All & all, it wasn't half bad. Now my thoughts turn to my two current dilemmas - how to fit at least 3 heart-stoppingly fabulous Italian outfits in my tiny carry-on and how to erase 3 months of French-food indulging in order to have room to sink into a big plate of spaghetti carbonara. Somehow I swear the two are linked.
Besides our first night's meal planned for La Nuova Capaninna (which Super Jenny declares actually does make the best carbonara in town), we've got a Thanksgiving dinner on tap for Saturday night, and hopefully a chance to squeeze in a trip to Pompi, the self-proclaimed King of Tiramisù.
This is by far the best tiramisu I, (or anyone I know) have ever had, and the lines stretching out of the cafè on Sunday afternoons can attest to it. I'm not sure what Mr. Pompi is putting in this chocolate & espresso wonder, but he's got a good thing going as it seems everyone in Rome knows this place. Also, luckily for us, Pompi has other desserts like Nutella Mousse (need I say more) & a wickedly decadent chocolate cake.
Pompi remains the only café I ever found in Rome designed for long afternoons of knocking back cappuccinos, gossiping with 7 or 8 of your closest friends (Roman standards here), and enjoying Italian-dessert heaven. They have a proper salon where you can sit for hours and not feel the press to down an espresso in 3 swigs while delicately balancing a cornetto in your other hand. But the star remains the tiramisù. Even if you arrive late & have to freeze your takeaway tin for an additional 2 hours (they're as fresh as fresh can be) before serving, it's well-worth the trek. Take Metro A to Re di Roma and enjoy!
Via Cassia 8b/8c (Metro: Re di Roma)
PH: 06/ 33 33 488