My second night of culinary brilliance in Rome came at
seated next to me,
the same nattily clad Japanese couple,
that had been dining across from me at
the night before!
I guess great minds think alike.
This contemporary store front
was dressed nicely as well,
and I settled in for
8 Course Tasting Menu
It began with...
1st course -
Sea Bream Carpaccio - slightly smoked, in a broth with a foam, beet, and egg
2nd course -
Crab Salad with green mango, clams, sea water, and puffed rice...
on the side...
a beautiful cup of jasmine rice and coconut cream.
3rd course -
Oxtail & Foie Gras
with peanuts, melissa, chocolate, baby wild asparagus, and a borage flower
4th course -
with potato sauce, black rice, clams, and herring roe
5th course -
stuffed with cheese, veal consommè, asparagus and mushrooms
6th course -
Striped red mullet
with steamed avocado, vegetables, and argan oil
7th course -
Spicy lamb with smokey eggplant and chickpeas
was served with a rich & savory...
Then came the...
Pre Dessert -
Cheese Snack with goat and cow cheese mixed, tapioca,
sherry vinegar jelly, mint and chocolate biscuit, and strawberry granita...
8th Course Dessert –
Crunchy Biscuits with caramelized pineapple, cardamom and pineapple sorbet,
calvados caramel, and whipped cream
I finished off this extraordinary meal
Jamaican Blue Mountain Espresso.
This was another spectacular evening.
I loved the modern, hip room,
the gracious service,
brilliantly thought out cuisine.
My Japanese Friends
left with smiles on their faces.
I did too!