Friday, January 21, 2011
I’ve been talking about Tricolore a lot lately. This is the place that opened up in Monti in December and has drawn lots of attention, especially mine. I’m including it in an upcoming piece in Food & Wine, and of course it will feature prominently in my soon-to-be-released App. I took a bread-making class there last week, and am attending a pizza-making class this week, both with Gabriele Bonci of Pizzarium.
But there’s one thing about Tricolore I haven’t divulged. My guilty secret. My favorite thing to do these days? Go to Tricolore, get a sandwich (Or two. Or four) and bring it home. I eat it in the comfort of my own kitchen while watching The Daily Show on my computer. My ‘moment of zen’ as Jon would say.
I go out to lunch a lot, for work and pleasure. And I love going out, don’t get me wrong. But the panini at Tricolore are so fabulous. And my kitchen and Jon so tempting....well, it’s a match made in heaven.
You too can have this same experience in the comfort of your own home:
1. Go to Tricolore
2. Order from their menu.
3. Wait patiently while they carefully craft your sandwich.
4. Pay a bit more than usual, but it’s worth it. Trust me.
5. Take your booty home
6. Place laptop on kitchen table.
7. Tune into Jon.
Note: If you do order the Paolo Parisi Poached Egg and Truffle, be careful. The yolk is very runny, so place your laptop accordingly. Also, be wary of laughing with your mouth full of salsa verde-soaked rye bread.
pane di mais con uovo parisi e tartufo
pane di patate e polpo
pane di segale con cecina
pane di segale con burro e acciughe
Via Urbana 126
Sandwiches from 12:30 to 3, Monday-Saturday