Hello! I was impatient to start with this new topic on my blog, and it’s with great pleasure that today I start talking to you about some fine restaurant of my surroundings: this time I’ll bring you in the heart of Parma, from Sorelle Picchi, a fine restaurant-salumeria in the city center.
As you can see, it’s not only a restaurant, but also a shop of typical products like Prosciutto Crudo di Parma and Salame Strolghino. I must say that worth a try also the Parmigiano Cheese: we saw many Spanish and English people literally devour it, and going also for seconds.
We stay there for dinner, choosing a classic appetizer and two different main dish. We eat outside, in the fresh air of the evening. The restaurant is in the city center, in a tranquil street, and you can reach it at the end of a pleasant stroll. The appetizer was a typical selection of cold cuts: Culatello, Prosciutto Crudo, Salame Strolghino, Coppa e Pancetta – they call it “Oro di Parma” -, served with Torta Fritta, small pieces of salted fried pasta. Just heavenly!
For the main dish we choosed a Risotto alla Giuseppe Verdi and a dish of Cappelletti Pasticciati. Ill try to explain you the two dishes-both delicious-; Cappelletti are similar to tortellini, it’s a different kind of stuffed pasta. The filling is really rich: it contains basically a mix of whipped pork loin, turkey and parmigiano reggiano. Cappelletti are served with a classic ragù (meat and tomatoes sauce).
The Risotto Giuseppe Verdi is as rich of ingredients as well: it’s a creamy risotto prepared with fresh ingredients like asparagus, and sometimes chopped mushrooms and carrots, like in this case; the final touch are the slices of Culatello of Parma, a fine cold cut obtained by the back thigh of the pork.
What can I say? It was a great culinary experience. It’s great to appreciate such delicacies of our surroundings. Tasting these flavours made me feel “at home”. If you could visit Parma, give it a try! Buon Appetito!
ciao bella! ho un premio per te! (puoi anche ignorarlo non ti preoccupare) ti ho nominata perché mi piaceva farti sapere della stima che ho nei tuoi confronti!
Ciao cara!ooh grazie!non me lo aspettavo!!lo accetto molto volentieri e domani mi cimento!vuol dire che sono sulla strada giusta allora!? 😉
alla grande direi!!! grazie a te! 🙂 dolce notte!
Thanks for sharing your lovely restaurant and dinner with us. That shop is soooo beautiful. I imagine if you shop there you could recreate of lot of the restaurant’s fine dishes.
Hello Hilda! Thanks to you to stopping by! You’re right, the shop is just wonderful, and with such ingredients of quality you’re tempted to recreate the restaurant dishes: I’ll try for sure to make the risotto on my own 🙂
How delicious! Thank you for sharing such a marvellous deli/restaurant! I was practically sitting at the table with you! Happy Fiesta Friday
Hello Selma, welcome to you! Please have a seat and taste this great menù! 😉 Happy Fiesta Friday also to you!
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Ehehe!Yes,really it was, Shanna! 😉
conosco questo posto perchè mia figlia abita a Parma. E’ straordinario.
Ciao! Già..qualcuno dice che è un po’ troppo “da turisti”, ma a me piace molto…era un po’ che volevo provare e finalmente ne ho avuta l’occasione.
ma no, non è turistico, è un posto tipico parmigiano. A me piace ed hanno ottimi prodotti.
la penso proprio come te… ci tornerò sicuramente 😉