If you are ever in Piacenza and you want to try some local Emilia Romagna dishes you must try this cosy authentic little trattoria located near the train station, just off Via Roma. My first time there was a wonderful experience.
The waitress immedietely provided a basket of bread and a small dish with lard and what seemed like bacon bits. Sounds yucky, but it rocked!!
The house wine was a cool local Lambrusco sparkling red. Totally refreshing.
Then came the antipasta, "Salumi misti piacentina" a plate of several types of local salami including of curse the well known parma prociutto, which litterally melted in your mouth.
Before I remembered that I still had a "primo" and "seccondo" plate to come, the salami and prociutto were all gone, along with some bread and half a litre of wine! What can I say?
Then came the "primo piatto" this consisted of bread crumbs and flour doe prepared like pasta cooked with borlotti beans and sauce, what they call "Pisarei e Fasò". Absolutely delicious! I am Italian and have been to italy many times, but I had never tasted or heard of this dish before, so simple yet sooo tasty (this is comfort food at its best!)
Finally, reluctantly, and most stuffed, I received the seccond plate. I had agreed to try a dish called "Picula di cavallo" Otherwise known as stewed horse meat (yup, gee gee meat) on slices of grilled Polenta, it was also, Soooo good, I loosened my belt buckle and forced every last little bit down with yet more wine. Woah! (no pun intended there, well maybee)
What a feast! All for €25 plus table cover charge, tax, tip and wine.
The next time I went, the experience was just as delicious, however, the "Bistecca di Cavallo"was tough and a little chewy for my liking. You might want to take a pass on the horse meat steak.!
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