Alessandro Borghese 4 Restaurants the journey through the restaurateurs continues: tonight February 5th fa stop in Rome in the Pigneto district. The program goes on air on Sky One at 21:15 and is available in streaming on NOW and on demand on SKY.
Rome is the venue for tonight’s new episode of Alessandro Borghese 4 Restaurants. Thus the show arrives in the city that has the highest concentration of historical and architectural heritage in the world, in the metropolis that everyone should visit at least once in their life to appreciate the history, nature and art that are hidden in every corner of the city .
Rome is also an incredible mix of neighborhoods, each of which has an identity and characteristics that make it unique: one of these is the Pigneto, among the most authentic in the city, and it is here that Chef Alessandro Borghese will park his van to enter the typical places in the competition and elect the best restaurant in the neighborhood. It is a sort of urban island within the city, born as a poor village and today one of the main meeting points of the Roman nightlife, a perfect combination of the typically Roman spirit and fervent modernity. Pigneto is an area far from Rome’s historic center, a sort of “Roman Brooklyn”, so much so that the New York Times has defined it as an area dotted with “open air bars” and classy restaurants besieged by young artists .
And it is precisely in these restaurants that the inevitable Italian and Roman gastronomic tradition joins the multicultural aspect of the neighborhood, thus composing an unusual and surprising menu, a mix of fusion and Roman spirit. In tonight’s episode i 4 restaurants in the race are: “Dar Parucca” by Luca, “La Santeria di mare” by Gioia, “Scomodo Food & Music” by Romina and “Bosco – Officine del Tartufo” by Guido: they will compete for the title of best restaurant in Pigneto.
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The underlying rules by Alessandro Borghese 4 Restaurants remain the usual: four restaurateurs with something in common, each eager to prove that they are the best in a given category, are competing to obtain the coveted, much-loved and unmistakable “ten” from the chef. Each restaurateur invites the other three who, accompanied by Borghese, comment and vote with a score from 0 to 10 on the location, menu, service, bill of the restaurant hosting them and the Special category, which changes from episode to episode: all four challengers, in fact, will have to compete on the same dish, the protagonist of that episode, so as to make the competition between them ever more direct and intense, with no holds barred.
In this episode, the categoria special will be the Roman dish that cannot be more Roman, theTomato and bacon. Legend has it that the origin of the dish dates back to 1870, when a lady named Anna De Angelis, originally from Amatrice, prepared a very first version of Amatriciana for people passing through the station area, using the few ingredients she had available. : pasta, tomato, local bacon, pecorino romano, white wine and salt, with a sprinkling of pepper or chili pepper; according to another theory, however, this dish would be “only” an evolution of Gricia, another cornerstone of Roman cuisine. Whatever the origin, decade after decade Amatriciana has truly become synonymous with Roman (and Italian) cuisine around the world.
As per tradition, this meal will also be preceded by Chef Borghese’s scrupulous inspection of the restaurant’s kitchen. Everything will be observed down to the smallest detail, for an analysis that will then continue during the meal, focusing on the dining room staff, put to the test on reception, table service, description of the dish and the wine. Only at the end will chef Borghese’s judgment be discovered, and with his votes he can confirm or overturn the entire ranking. Up for grabs for the winner of the episode, the coveted title of best restaurant it’s a monetary contribution to invest in your business.
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THE RESTAURANTS IN THE COMPETITION IN THE DEL PIGNETO EPISODE are:
But the Wig, whose owner Luca, although not born in the area, fell in love with Pigneto in 1997 when he started working in a graphic studio – which was located there – where he was a cartoonist and illustrator. “Dar Parucca”, for Luca, is the realization of a dream: he inaugurated it 8 years ago, taking over an existing one, with the intention of having a unique place and he opened it in an area that initially proved to be difficult but he held on, always believing in his own project. The idea was to open a Roman trattoria and tavern offering classic recipes but choosing and researching organic and quality ingredients. The culinary offer of this restaurant is vast and spans the entire tradition, from the classic first courses to the authentic second courses. The restaurant is located in the heart of Pigneto, not on the pedestrian area but about 300 meters away. “Dar Parucca” comes from Luca’s nickname, which is really “Er Parucca” because he wore his mother’s wig at carnival, because he too had long hair when he was young and finally because he “wigged” stadium tickets.
Sea Santeria di Gioia, owner and restaurant manager of this place that opened 5 years ago. In love with Pigneto, Gioia always tries to lend a hand and collaborate to make this neighborhood better and better: “Thanks to her melting pot, when you’re here you feel like a citizen of the world”, she says. Before embarking on an adventure in the restaurant business, Gioia was an artist, she decorated interiors and was also an interior decorator. “La Santeria di Mare” is above all a bistro, with a purely fish-based cuisine also linked to the concept of travel with oriental-influenced dishes; it is created in the image and likeness of Gioia, a refined but informal environment that fully represents its character.
Scomodo Food & Music of Romina, “Roman from Rome”. The peculiarity of this place is that the entrance is really a few centimeters from the tram tracks: “It’s not very comfortable, that’s why we called it” Uncomfortable “”, he says. Opened about 7 years ago, Romina has thus fulfilled her dream: to open a place to be furnished according to her taste, which was bare but cared for by her in all the details, including some almost trashy elements. It is a restaurant and cocktail bar in a somewhat industrial location that offers live music and DJ sets every week. The kitchen is simple with some small revisions.
Bosco – Truffle workshops by Guido, owner and chef of this restaurant adjacent to the pedestrian area. Guido decided to embark on this adventure in 2018 after several experiences abroad. According to him it is a “”street kitchen”, a street food disguised as a restaurant”, with an industrial decor. The cuisine recalls Guido’s Abruzzo origins thanks to which he can also revisit traditional Roman dishes (the carbonara, for example, is prepared with Abruzzo ingredients, while the amatriciana is revisited with truffles). “Bosco – Officine del Tartufo” is very attentive to environmental sustainability so much as to have a totally eco-sustainable and biodegradable mise-en-place, at the same time refined and elegant. Very attached to the Pigneto district, he thinks he can win above all thanks to his uniqueness.
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