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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 rag├╣ 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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