Saturday, April 24, 2010
CUL DE SAC in Rome: Wine with a Side of Dinner
You seek warmth and shelter and find comfort in a bowl of zuppa di lenticchie (lentil soup) at Enoteca Cul De Sac in Piazza di Pasquino. Pasquino is the most famous of Rome's "talking" statues placed around the city so disgruntled Romans could post their lamentations and outrages against authority, whether government or papal.
The food is good here, but the wine shines. Over 1500 bottles listed alphabetically by place of origin from all over the world. As busy as this place is, especially on a weekend, the staff are courteous and helpful with the selections. Our wine, a 20 euro bottle of Nebbiola Langhe, fortified us for puddle jumping back home.