In Italy, Igles Corelli, (of the Michelin-starred Ristorante Atman in Tuscany fame), is commonly referred to one of the chefs who brought new and creative cuisine to the forefront of Italian cooking.... Read More
In Italy, Igles Corelli, (of the Michelin-starred Ristorante Atman in Tuscany fame), is commonly referred to one of the chefs who brought new and creative cuisine to the forefront of Italian cooking. He has just put his innovative and pretty touch to a new venue in Rome, Mercerie High Street Food. Located in the heart of Rome in the major transport of Largo Argentina, the title hints at what's in store here. That is, a fine dining approach to street-food or small things you eat mainly with your hands. Their signature lasagnette are bite-size deconstructed lasagnas; various kinds of pasta sheets wrapped around fillings like the local Roman fave, amatriciana (tomato, Pecorino and pork cheek) or smoked provola cheese and eggplant. The bottoni' (buttons in English and an ode to the haberdashery shop formerly housed here and also hence the name, mercerie) are buttery puff pastry sandwiches with one of the highlights the sautéed chicory and hummus installment. The menu continues through to dessert with macaroon sized chocolate covered ice cream bites including salted caramel and everything can be ordered in portions of 2, 4 and some even 8 to taste all the varieties. Pair everything with their expertly crafted cocktails or wine. Open from lunch through to 1:00am daily.