Friday, June 15, 2007

Happy birthday, peppe!

peppe was king for a day....
thus followed a lovely birthday dinner. after downing a prosecco at aristocampo we headed to "dar filettaro de santa barbara" (roman slang for "the fillet place by saint barbara's") or more formally "filetti di baccala" (italian for "cod fillets"), a lovely little spot where the specialty is fried cod or fried cod. you can also have the fried cod. they make a damn good fried cod though, i must say. it's a pleaseure to sit in the little piazza of the deconsecrated church by campo dei fiori and watch the scenery and the evening unfold. the busy, sweaty fried cod guys whistle to the café at the other end of the piazza and then yell out "AOH, DUE CAFÉ!". a few minutes late the bar tender/coffee-maker abandons his post and his bar and walks over with a small tray carrying two coffees. He collects the used cups and walks back to his café. It's really a perfect symbiotic situation... the fried cod place has no desire to be bothered with a café machine - they are very busy. and the café owner sells a lot more coffee's when he get the entire restaurant ordering from him. on top of that, it's just great "aoh, due café!" ...

1 comment:

skinnytooth said...

AOH DUE CAFFE' di qua, alright?
Love, c&s
Happy bi-day g!