Muffin is impossible

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Via Ostiense, 383, Roma, RM, Italia

http://www.lamuffineria.net/

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La specialità della casa sono i muffin (ma va’?), sia dolci che salati.

Ovviamente potete portarli a casa o mangiarveli durante un’improbabile passeggiata in zona. Meglio conservarli per la colazione/pranzo (leggi brunch) del mattino seguente. Prima di uscire però fatevi un giro nella Muffineria, composta da due piani molto originali nella cura dell’arredamento e con alcuni dettagli curiosi. Se volete fermarvi per il tè è proprio il posto ideale.

Veniamo ai sapori. Per quanto riguarda i muffin salati possiamo consigliarvi scamorza e melanzane o peperoni, che sono sembrati molto meno asciutti degli altri e decisamente gustosi, pancetta e zucchine per quanto riguarda l’insolito connubio. Sono tutti da mangiare rigorosamente caldi.

Tra i muffin dolci c’è piaciuto su tutti arancia e cioccolato fondente, ma i gusti sono proprio tanti. Consigliamo di gustare i muffin dolci con uno yogurt o con una buona tisana per limitarne il carattere secco ed esaltarne l’indole soffice. Per i salati potrebbe essere l’abbinamento giusto un vino rosso strutturato e mediamente complesso come un  Nobile di Montepulciano. Noi vi abbiamo parlato della Muffineria dal punto di vista take-away ma chi volesse fermarsi a fare una partita di Trivial Pursuit sarà accontentato.

Proseguiamo il viaggio nella musica italiana di qualità. Si sposano a meraviglia con le muffin-ricette, fantasiose e accoglienti senza essere eccessivamente esotiche, il sound di Mannarino con la sua splendida ♫ Tevere Grand Hotel.

DA NON PERDERE: Muffin scamorza e melanzane e arancia e cioccolata fondente!!!

If pizzeria is the place where you find a good pizza, muffineria is the place where you find… What? Muffins, correct answer. We should write it in capital letter: Muffineria. Because this is, so far, the sole, unique muffineria in Rome (perhaps in Italy) and they chose the easiest of the names for their brand new creature. If this could sound bizarre to you, then remember that muffins are not that familiar in most of Italians’ kitchens.

Thanks to the new trend, curiosity about new ingredients and even new food lifestyles is arousing. La Muffineria is probably part of the process, being one of the first bars in Rome which offers free wi-fi, a rarity only a couple of years ago, and it’s open almost 24 h to offer food and drinks at anytime, regardless of the traditional scheme breakfast-lunch-dinner. And, imho, it is a good point indeed.

This said, let’s talk about the bar itself, and the golden baked muffins they bake fresh everyday, as they state. 2 floors, quite a good number of tables and a style that will capture your attention: the counter is a pile of second-hand, multicolored books; the menu is stuck inside a guide book, a different one for every table (we spotted Amsterdam and Bologna); a WC is decorating (?) the entrance. The whole impression is that an effort was made in entertaining you, not only pamper you with nice food and drinks. You can play games, or take a book from a shelf. Or even flip through the pages of the guide book/menu. You can play with your own creativity matching one of the countless muffins with your favourite drink: a tea for the sweet ones, a glass of wine for the savoury.

We had a couple each, but we suggest you to consider them more as a snack than a proper meal, as they are not big and not even cheap; and, of course, to take them home for your breakfast the day after. Flavours are varied and include some classics such as white chocolate or yogurt; more original are the savoury ones, for example sausage and mushrooms, or zucchini and bacon. To be honest, we would like them moister while the dough is kind of dry. For this reason, we believe scamorza e melanzane (aubergines), or peperoni  (peppers), in which the veggies prevented them to be extremely dry, were our favs. Among the sweet ones, no.1 were orange and dark chocolate or ricotta e visciole, a typical Roman combo that we already named here. Whatever you choose, don’t forget to warm them up!

The perfect soundtrack: a not very typical Italian dish would match an intense, super-Italian songwriter for a pleasant contrast. His name is Mannarino, and the song is Tevere Grand Hotel.

La Muffineria highlights: muffin scamorza e melanzane, arancia e cioccolata fondente (orange and dark chocolate).

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