Friday, May 3, 2013

Lunch at La Buca di Ripetta

The 1st of May holiday found our beloved Dal Pollarolo closed,
But we discovered a new place called La Buca di Ripetta a few doors down (via di Ripetta, 36).
The prices were in our range and the menu looked good.
Bill ordered a risotto with eggplant (melanzane).
I had the ever reliable spaghetti carbonara (egg yolks, Pecorino Romano cheese and bacon).
And a salad, of course -- we ARE watching our figures.
And some lovely, bitter greens -- wild chicory.
I dug into my pasta -- I wish I could slip you a forkful through the screen!
We washed it all down with wine and bubbly water. They cut through the flavours so refreshingly.
And the espresso is always a perfect way to end an Italian meal.

4 comments:

  1. Great food pics! That risotto is magical with the ever so thin leaf of 'melanzane' - beauty.

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  2. Thanks,Shelly -- wish you were here!

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  3. Sweet heavens, you guys know how to lunch! And I love your pictures of that luscious carbonara, the risotto with it's elegant slice of eggplant, yummmm... and bitter greens, yowza!

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  4. Glad to have you aboard, Nikki! We love the adventure of sitting down to lunch in this town and also bringing home loot from the markets to eat at home.

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