This was definitely the highlight of a recent trip to Rome. I will post a general review but this place definitely deserves a thread of it’s own. It’s fair to say that the missus was not as excited as I was about our booking (her not really liking offal ) however she suggested we book it again for our final night after the first meal.
The menu itself is a bit of a way from the normal tourist hot spots but worth the trek. The menu itself is quite a long and bright vaulted room. Service was efficient and friendly.
For my stater I ordered the pressed calves head terrine. I had built this up quite a bit before I got there. It wasn’t a disappointment as such but I was expecting a softer texture like brawn. It was firmer and more like sliced tongue. The flavour though was good and once it warmed up and the fat began to coat your mouth the flavours became more pronounced. Opposite the missus had bruschetta with pecorino. It sounds very simple but it came with a glass of frascati and the sweetness paired very well with the saltiness of the cheese.
For mains the I had the bollito misto which was veal breast, veal trotter and veal tongue with a salsa verde. The trotter was fairly bland and I wasn’t sure about the gelatinous texture. The breast had been poached and lacked a little flavour. The tongue was wonderfully soft and meaty and the salsa verde was wonderfully fresh cutting through all the richness. For my companion there was roast veal breast. This was cooked perfectly and I’m not sure what they’d done but there was a great savoury hit of umami. I did have a little bit of food envy. We had fresh borlotti beans and fried artichoke as accompaniments. We took a recommendation of a Soave. It was very good and something of a surprise given the Soave I’ve had in the UK. Far more more body and richness.