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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the dinner at Fiume I was delighted to wear:
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.
Chinese translation by Jasmine Wang.
中文翻译由Jasmine Wang 完成。