Rome

by Sigrid Verbert

Feb 2013

Sigrid has a passion for vintage stuff, the laugh of her daughter, the smell of tomato sauce on a Sunday morning and the striped Breton fishing t-shirts. After 10 years in Rome, she’s just moved to NY. Her Cavoletto di Bruxelles is one of the most successful food blogs.

 

The perfect breakfast

Pasticceria Andreotti. It’s one of the few places in Rome where they still make their own croissants. My favourite is the wholegrain croissant with honey accompanied by an Illy cappuccino. What else can you ask for?

Your favourite home delivery

Doppio Zero. My husband! The few times I don’t feel like cooking, I send him to buy a few slices of pizza from Doppio Zero. Thin and crusty, just as I like it.

Your best kept secret place

Pasticceria Siciliana SvizzeraIt’s a bit out of the centre but they make the best Sicilian cannoli in Rome

Sunday lunch

Ristorante Lo ScarponeA typical Roman restaurant ideal for a Sunday with your family or a special occasion. I love its Roman retro atmosphere. The grilled lamb is delicious and so are the fried calamari and the lobster linguini. Kids love it as there is an indoor and outdoor space for them to play.

Your Anniversary restaurant

Ristorante Il Pagliaccio
I love the contemporary twist that Anthony Genovese adds to the Italian recipes and the Asiatic and Japanese influences of his dishes. The restaurant is elegant but simple. This is in many ways a perfect place.

Dinner with friends

Ditirambo and Sushiko. Ditirambo is right in the city centre, it’s nice and informal. Food is fresh and some of the classics are originally reinterpreted. Sushiko, instead, is the best sushi in town.

If you lost your keys, in which hotel would you spend a night?

Hotel LocarnoSuch a small and lovely hotel! There’s a wonderful patio where to enjoy breakfast and read. You can also borrow a black vintage bike to wander around the city. It’s in Rome city centre, just a few steps away from the Hotel de Russie where all the VIPs stay.

 
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