Not much to blog about today given that I have spent the whole of this Public Holiday in Luxembourg Spring Cleaning. It has to be written with a capital S and capital C since it is a BIG DEAL in casa Zammit. The occasion for such zeal is the fact that I am now sole tenant of 22, Rue De Bragance and a bit of personalisation is due.
Instead of the usual banter and pompous pontification I shall regale readers with a short guide to good places I have visited in Rome where you can down your choiciest cibo Romano with that good red wine.
Pride of place goes to Sha-Bar in via Pietro Borsieri. Run by my childhood friend Helmut, lovers of life will definitely enjoy the experience for apart from the atmosphere the host will ensure that all is well at all times. Maltese would be more than welcome since Helmut knows us all inside out. So here is the site to find out how to get there and for a taster of menu, wine list et al. http://www.sha-bar.com. Incidentally if you are catching a taxi there you would be well advised to give the following direction… Vicino a Piazza Mazzini alla fine di Via Poma si trova Via Pietro Borsieri (which is the road where Sha-Bar is so delicately placed).
Il Brillo Parlante
For a good gastronomic experience in the centre of the city Il Brillo is definitely not to be missed. The food is fantastic, the choice of wine is great and the ambience magnificent. While waiting for a table upstairs, the barman can conjure up something fantastic using just champagne and strawberries… divine. Getting there could not be easier… start from Piazza del Popolo walk up Via del Babuino (on the way to Piazza di Spagna) and the restaurant is found on the first turning to the right. If you decide to walk up Via del Corso it is obviously the first turning on the left.
No website for this one. That’s because its as crude as it gets. Just get to Piazza Flaminio and then walk towards the lungotevere. There, just off the bridge, you will see a kiosk. Just like those many kiosks set up around Malta selling pastizzi etc. This guys rules though. For the ultimate taste of heaven try the spiedini d’abbachio. They melt in your mouth. Order around fifty for you just will not stop.
Got more but got no time. The duster and pledge await.