Saturday, January 31, 2009

Bollito e pearà

A few days ago we had lunch in a small trattoria, a few steps away from Piazza Erbe. We went there especially to eat their fantastic bollito and pearà (boiled meat and breadcrumbs sauce). This is the king of veronese typical cuisine. It's warming and very homey, every mom (me included) cooks it for the family!

At the restaurant they normally come to the table with a big tray on wheels where the different types of meat are neatly displayed for you to choose. The waiter cuts the meat there and there and serves it along with pearà, a typical sauce made with breadcrumbs, stock, marrow and pepper, that you can see here in the glass bowl. 

I like to eat the meat with the pearà but I also like it with a little sprinkle of salt and olive oil (the meat is cooked purposedly with very little salt). My choice was: beef, chicken, veal, cotechino and tongue!


Saretta said...

Wow, you ate four different kinds if meat? I'm impressed! Except for the tongue...bleh...but that's just my opinion!

Walker said...

OMG, what a meal. We have something like this downtown but I have yet to go. Looks good but perhaps a little more protein than I normally eat. Great picture!!! (ha ha - my word verification to post this comment is dinne )

Anonymous said...

OMG.....did you eat all of it??? I still have to try it....but looking at your picture it seems I've already had some.....;)

But again.....lovely picture!!!!

Ming the Merciless said...

Everything looks so delicious. I think I would love the breadcrumb sauce.

nobu said...

It is nice, we can have different kind of meet.

Virginia said...

Love it all , but hold the tongue.Yum.

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