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An Easter Feast in Frascati

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Yesterday my friends and I went to Frascati, a town in the Castelli Romani just southeast of Rome, to indulge in a traditional Easter lunch of coratella, pecorino, and abbacchio. We ate at Peccato di Gola, a place I found by doing an internet search for fixed price Easter menus. I was immediately intrigued by their website’s English page and its promises of “tagliatelle to the ragù tartufato white man”, “lamb to the scottadito one” and “the chest of goose filled with smoke”. With translations like that, English speaking tourists are clearly not a priority, a very good sign.

For Easter they had a menu fisso for a very moderate 30 euros including antipasto (hard boiled egg, bruschetta with artichokes and lamb innards, pecorino, and salumi), 2 primi (canneloni and gnocchi with wild boar ragu), secondo (abbacchio alla cacciatora), dolce (2 actually – la colomba and torta di pasqua), coffee, amaro, and unlimited wine and water. Considering 30 euros buys you fritti, pizza, and 2 beers in Rome, this meal was the deal of the century. We will definitely return for smoke filled goose chest very soon.

2016-01-08T12:25:40+00:00 April 13th, 2009|Categories: Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Tom April 13, 2009 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    As someone who LOVES to find out-of-the-way places to eat in Italy where turisti are scarce, your cena di Pasqua sounds like it was sent from heaven! Can you tell us a little more about the bruschetta with artichokes and lamb innards? Did you enjoy it? Sounds tasty!

    PS: Katie, I met you at the NYT Travel Expo and I have been hooked on your site since. My partner and I are traveling to Rome for Christmas 2009 and your site is a wealth of information. Thanks!

  2. Katie April 14, 2009 at 1:31 am - Reply

    Hi Tom, I remember meeting you and your partner! Im so glad you have been following my blog (and followed it over to the new url!). artichokes and lamb innards (coratella con i carciofi) sauteed together is a really typical dish in Rome this time of year when artichokes come into season and the spring lambs are slaughtered. I actually really like coratella (ate it Saturday nite, too @ Augustarello in Testaccio). it tastes a bit like meat but with a slightly chalky texture.

  3. Dianne (Rome the Second Time) April 14, 2009 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Katie… sounds great – we spent Pasquetta climbing a mountain and eating salume and cheese on top….I’m a fan of Fraschatti and fraschette…but here’s my question of the day – from someone who’s lived in Rome off and on for more than a decade, I still can’t find good bread… I want something that’s not Wonder Bread inside and yet doesn’t pull my teeth out… something gustoso… I’ve tried casarreccio, tried genovese, tried a bunch of things I know not what they’re called… aiuitami! Dianne (www.romethesecondtime.com)

  4. Katie April 14, 2009 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Dianne try the pagnotta or casereccio at roscioli (pzza vittorio, via dei chiavari). Or at panificio monti. I dont know the neighborhood where you are living very well but I love the caserecio from renella on via del moro in trastevere. Rome has so many fantastic bakeries you should be able to find something you like. ciao!

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