Summer in Rome can be very hot! People sweating, looking for their bit of shade in some corner or under the ancient ruins and arches, pavements boiling and melting to tourists' trainers and the locals going crazy in their cars on fire (sometimes literally). This is why in summer, especially in July and August, Romans go Fuori Porta (outside the gates of Rome) to enjoy the breeze of the Castelli Romani (the closest countryside villages) or the joys of the seaside which is not that far by car.
Before going back to their native city in August, the guys from the Backdoor team thought it was a great idea to offer you a selection of traditional and always creative dishes which could feed a Roman going Fuori Porta and make him smile as, when it comes at summertime in the Eternal City, if the heat could send you to Hell, food can always grant you a spot in Paradise.
* Frittelline di Baccala – Salt Cod fritters served along with chef’s sweet and sour “Cacciatora” dipping sauce
* Grigliatina alla Amatriciana – Chargrilled Giant Squid parcels laid on a basil cream with crispy Guanciale (Roman cured pork cheeks) slowly baked tomato fillets topping chef's popular squid ink cacio and pepe style carnaroli rice risotto
*Homemade Seabass Ravioloni with sauteed tender broccoli and a touch of cherry tomato sauce
* Involtini di Manzo ripieni di Tonno e verdurine marinate - chef's tuna and Pecorino paste wrapped in thinly cut beef slices and slowly cooked in white wine, served along chargrilled and marinated vegetables.
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The Chef's Grandma's ravioloni, bread to soak up the precious sauce, good wine, laughter amongst friends and the sun slowly setting outside. La dolce vita!
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