Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Evolving without sacrificing standards...
Since our opening in 1991, we have been serving thousands of customers every year. In no case does this entire story render us perfect. But I assure you, we work very hard each day in order not to become a mediocre Italian restaurant. Embracing lighter, healthier ingredients, and remaining focused on producing dishes that shine with flavor, sophistication and integrity.
Baffetto de Roma is a place where you can eat traditional Italian dishes (simple good quality food), in generous portions. Where you will find a good selection of Italian wines and typical desserts.
The atmosphere is warm and friendly, the staff is really nice and not to forget the food service is in the hands of the owners. Now that the fusion, ethnic cuisine and others is so popular, finding a place where you can still find the real flavor of Italian cuisine is truly an adventure... Good Italian food has a lot to do with technique and simplicity.
Like this Beef Carpaccio...
A great alfresco dish featuring thinly sliced beef fillets served with extra virgin olive oil, arugula, red onion, pine nuts, marinated mushrooms, lemon wedge for garnish and to squeeze over the meat and shaved parmesan.
A little history of the creation of the Carpaccio...
Beef Carpaccio, was created at Harry's Bar in Venice. Hemingway was merely one of the numerous celebrities to darken the doorstep at Harry's. Other notable guests include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Truman Capote, Orson Welles, and Woody Allen.
Beef carpaccio got its name because of the way it looks. Giuseppe Cipriani, the man who built, owned, and operated Harry's bar and the man who created beef carpaccio, loved the Italian painter Vittore Carpaccio. When Giuseppe dressed the vivid raw red of the beef it reminded him of one of Carpaccio's paintings.