Rome Sweet Rome

Rome Sweet Rome

Corporate business travel doesn’t excite me anymore, except for special adventures. Last April, together with my colleagues (and Chefs) Ronald and Diane, we went on THE business trip of a lifetime: a desserts field research in Rome. Yes, you read right! Our job was to visit the best dessert places in town and to eat non-stop during TWO days. We explored bakeries, gelaterias and cafes/restaurants (here is a video peak). Whilst our livers and tummies were having a “rough” time, it was a dream come true. We ate plenty of tiramisu, panna cotta and gelati. Italy truly is a culinary country, the food alone would make me move there.

If you stop in Rome, try to visit some of these sweet spots:

Restaurants:

Dario Nuti’s exquisite tiramisu was my favorite!

Dario Nuti’s exquisite tiramisu was my favorite!

The pistachio cream puff at the bottom left was unexpectedly airy and light.

The pistachio cream puff at the bottom left was unexpectedly airy and light.

  • Marzapane: popular spot for locals, make sure to reserve a table! The desserts were a delight and more creative than the main course.

  • L’Uliveto: located in the Waldorf Astoria hotel. The main course and service are extremely disappointing for this price point, however the desserts were the BEST of our entire trip. The dessert menu is crafted by the famous Italian pastry chef Dario Nuti and is a sensorial experience!

  • Ristorante 34: affordable menu in a crowded restaurant. Not my preferred environment but we were abundantly fed. The desserts were plain.

  • Trattoria della Barchetta*

  • Il Pagliaccio*

  • Mirabelle*

  • Il Convivio Troiani*

Pastry shops / Cafes:

Pompi’s tiramisu in a box.

Pompi’s tiramisu in a box.

Chocolate domes and pistachio panna cotta.

Chocolate domes and pistachio panna cotta.

Spinach and cheese toastie.

Spinach and cheese toastie.

Gelateria:

public.jpeg
public.jpeg

Food market / Food court:

public.jpeg
public.jpeg
  • Eataly: we could easily spend half a day in this high quality market. You can find pastries, cafes and restaurants but can also purchase excellent produce in this food hall.

*heard of but not tested yet due to a lack of time but saved for my next visit. This is a recommendation from trusted Italian chefs and colleagues.

Enjoy!

public.jpeg
Words of Wisdom from My Mom

Words of Wisdom from My Mom