FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT IN MÜNICH
Batani Select Hotels @EATALY München. Fresh home-made passatelli (a pasta formed of bread crumbs, eggs, grated Parmesan cheese, lemon zest and nutmeg ) are prepared every day by our Chef Erminio Bargelletti and sous-chef Francesco Lorenzini.
THE PASSATELLI FROM ROMAGNA HAVE JUST LANDED IN MÜNICH!
Passatelli is one of the most ancient culinary traditions of Romagna, made with poor ingredients that could not be thrown away in the old poverty-stricken times. Hence, stale bread was grated together with stale cheese and then mixed with an egg, some nutmeg and lemon zest. Passatelli would then be cooked in a savoury meat broth. It used to be the typical Sunday lunch and our grand-parents still recall “when passatelli were served, it was a feast”.
And nowadays, our Chefs have “dressed up” passatelli with new flavours. The traditional passatello in brodo (with broth) is now served like pasta, i.e with a selection of delicate meat or fish sauces. In fact, passatelli are so rich in flavour and versatile, that they stimulate creativity.
That’s why, chef Ilario Zecchini and Chef Ilario Bargelletti have chosen passatelli to bring a taste of Romagna to Münich, at the Trattoria restaurant inside the big Eataly store. Here, their passatelli have managed to pleasurably surprise many refined palates.
At the Trattoria, freshly hand-made passatelli are served with a pork mince meat sauce, a few drops of rocket pesto and a delicious pumpkin cream. And they taste… just perfect!
The best quality products combined with excellent culinary skills and delicious recipes have always been the distinctive characteristics of the Batani Select Hotels group.
We are at Eataly München, in the heart of the town with a heart.
Bavarians have always been fond of Italy, so they particularly appreciate Eataly and come to this huge market very often. Here they can buy our best culinary products and wines. And of course, they stop and eat in the several Italian restaurants located inside the store. Every day.
Entering Eataly is impressive: it is always full of people, not only Germans, but people from literally everywhere! From the USA, Japan, other European countries… And all of them are eager to taste and discover Italian specialities.
In the world, there isn’t a country with such a culinary variety like Italy, and Romagna in particular has been described by Forbes (Rosengarten) as “Italy’s Greatest Gastronomic Treasure”. But we already knew it!
By Elisabetta Cecchini