ONCE MORE, ITALIANS DO IT BETTER. 谁不说咱家乡好!探访老友Omar的新餐厅 Fiume。

I’ve already written about Omar Maseroli’s first food adventure, Mercante, here. Fiume is another chapter of his story. And it tastes so good that it’s a pleasure to share it with you.

在Omar Maseroli的商贾餐厅Mercante落户北京胡同后,我就采访过他,我的这位老乡现在又将创业的步子跨到燕莎商圈,他的新餐厅Fiume新开张不久就吸引了一批粉丝,我又怎么会错过这个机会呢?

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Let’s start from the location: a small loft with a window-wall looking at the Liangma river, right in the heart of Beijing. And this is a smart choice: we are in the heart of the many business centres, and yet the feeling is that you’re away from traffic noise, crowd and everything that sadly characterise my beloved Beijing.

站在Fiume的落地窗前可以看到亮马河,这里可以说是燕莎商圈的中心,但却十分安静,似乎落地窗把喧哗的都市闹音也隔在了外边。

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And then the food: Omar handpicks only the best ingredients from the Emilian tradition and combines them in simple yet satisfying recipes. The cold cuts are so good that they make me miss my Italy even more, and the home made pasta is better than my own grandma’s – and she definitely is an outstanding chef! But I also tried the fillet – straight from Mongolia, it was juicy and tender – exactly as it should be. And the grilled vegetables! A must if you pay a visit to Omar – grilled in the oven, the onions in particular are sweet and aromatic. And I heard fantastic stories about the legendary PannaCotta – I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s definitely on my to-try list.

Fiume同样秉承健康绿色原材料供应传统,所有食材都由Omar亲自选购。作为传统的意大利男人,Omar的做菜秘籍当然也不轻易外露:而食客们却可以从他精心准备的冷盘中窥视一二。这里的pasta美味至极,直接让我联想到我的祖母,她和所有意大利大家庭的家长一样,手里握着每个家庭美味的秘密。尝尝fillet吧,肉直接是从蒙古运来的,做的又嫩又多汁。还有你绝不能错过的蔬菜泥,搭配的洋葱甜而不辣,还有独特的香味。菜单上还有一道Panna Cotta,这次虽然没试过,但已经听到食客们众多好评。

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And those lovely dishes (and I mean the actual plates): all chosen one by one in a market in Beijing. They are so beautiful in a very conformable way, and they show the care Omar and his girlfriend Yuan Yuan put in this little gem that is Fiume.

Fiume的餐碟都是Omar亲自去市场上挑选的,搭配巧妙,像在帮助食材说一个故事。

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And then, last but not least, Omar is always there, like a perfect host. He welcomes you with a warm smile, and he explains everything he has on the menu, sharing the food experience with his guests. And I could listen to him for hours.

好的餐厅一定会有一位友好的老板,Omar总是会和每一位客人打招呼,通常他总能叫出来客的名字。在Omar看来,每一道菜都有它的故事,而他作为说故事的人又怎么会错过给大家讲故事的机会呢。

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For the dinner at Fiume I was delighted to wear:

在Fiume餐厅用餐,我也特意挑选了和环境搭配的衣服和首饰:

Earrings 耳环: Tiffany & Co.

Bracelet 手镯: vintage

Nail color 美甲: Malaga Wine by OPI

All the pictures were taken with Giorgio’s Canon EOS 6d.

所有的照片由佳能EOS 6d拍摄。

 

Chinese translation by Jasmine Wang.

中文翻译由Jasmine Wang 完成。