Assaje Aldrovandi – Rome – Italy Visit Review: 14.6

Confortable numb.

- Claudio Mengoni

This restaurant is the total opposite of Pipero Roma. To sum up, good (too) but no risk taking. It must be said that it is a hotel restaurant. They can not disturb the clients.

There is a nice garden with a pool. You can have a cocktail there. There is a bar. Beware of mosquitoes, the area is a bit damp.

 

As in Pipero, welcome with a glass of sparkling (Italian this time) offered.

Assaje Aldrovandi Vignole Spumante Falanghina

Assaje Aldrovandi Vignole Spumante Falanghina

 

Tasting menus at 4 and 6 dishes at 110 and 140 euros.

Assaje Aldrovandi Carte Menu Gourmet

Assaje Aldrovandi Carte Menu Gourmet

 

After the amuse-bouche, three slices of raw amberjack, marinated in tomato water and accompanied by a salad of salicornia, avocado and apple. Good cutting and good assembly of products. Fresh and light.

Assaje Aldrovandi Sériole crue marinée à l'eau de tomates

Assaje Aldrovandi Sériole crue marinée à l’eau de tomates

Then, a risotto of cauliflower and capers powder. For my friend, spaghetti with a rabbit stew, orange and chard. Banal. Nourishing but nothing very transcendent.

Assaje Aldrovandi Risotto crevettes, chou-fleur et poudre de câpres

Assaje Aldrovandi Risotto crevettes, chou-fleur et poudre de câpres

 

Assaje Aldrovandi Spaghetti au ragoût de lapin

Assaje Aldrovandi Spaghetti au ragoût de lapin

Then torteli of oxtail, spinach and melted Castelmagno cheese. Same ecstasy as previous dish…

 

Continuation with a fillet of mullet in tempura on bed of eggplant, red onions and smoked Provolone cream. Let’s be honest, a little more typical in the mouth.

Assaje Aldrovandi Filet de mulet, aubergines, oignons rouges et Provolone fumé

Assaje Aldrovandi Filet de mulet, aubergines, oignons rouges et Provolone fumé

 

On the other hand, the octopus will be remarkable for its flatness. Strictly no flesh taste. The accompaniment of bean cream was nice, but the cephallopoda did not express any other flavor than its passage in pan.

Assaje Aldrovandi Poulpe grillé, sauce d'anchois, crème de haricots et caviar

Assaje Aldrovandi Poulpe grillé, sauce d’anchois, crème de haricots et caviar

 

Let’s finish with a caramelized suckling pig with a cream of salsify and shallots cooked in Porto wine and mustard. We finish better than we started.

Assaje Aldrovandi Cochon de lait grillé, sauce Porto, salsifi, anchois et moutarde

Assaje Aldrovandi Cochon de lait grillé, sauce Porto, salsifi, anchois et moutarde

 

Nice desserts.

 

To digest, I was offered homemade herbal teas mixed with freshly picked herbs.

Not feeling myself still bedridden soul and the desire to make me border by “Momone” at the exit of the establishment, I turned to grappa offered.

Despite my apparent lack of enthusiasm, do not jump to conclusions that we have eaten badly. The work was present and maybe this restaurant suffered from my dinner of the previous evening in Pipero Roma, much more original even if sometimes missed. Assaje offers a very classic cuisine, good design, with excellent elements (except the octopus!) But lacking a bit of originality.

The beautiful sequence of wines offered is not enough to encourage erethism.

 

I keep you the best for last. It was a simple tomato coulis with a quenelle of cream. And succulent! A taste of sweet tomato, without a touch of acidity, which makes you rediscover this fruit. A wonder. Well, will you believe it? It was the plate offered to my wife to make her wait during my multiplicity of dishes!

Assaje Aldrovandi Coulis de tomates

Assaje Aldrovandi Coulis de tomates

 

Check of 373 euros for 2.

Assaje Aldrovandi Addition

Assaje Aldrovandi Check


Date of the visite: 2017 September
Michelin Stars ,Rome
Assaje Aldrovandi Ravioles de queue de boeuf avec fromage Castelmagno

Tel: 00 39 06 321 6126
Website: http://aldrovandi.com/en/22/default.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_campaign=glocal&utm_medium=local
Addrese: Via Ulisse Aldrovandi, 15, 00197 Roma RM, Italie

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