Monday, August 9, 2010
OBIKA not Obama
What is Obika you may be asking yourself, well it is a fabulous mozzarella bar in Rome Italy that has found success in other cities like London, Paris and good ol'NYC! There is never a bar I do not love. I was lucky enough to experience this mozzarella "bar" in Campo di Fiore a lovely square in the darling historical city of Rome. I went to Obika after a late afternoon excursion with my travel buddy JM that included gelato. When we walked passed Obika, we knew we had to try it because it just looked fabulous. I am so glad we did. The focus of the menu is of course, mozzarella which is just perfect for me because it is the only cheese I really like. We got the Burrata with pesto sauce, basil and tomato (see photo above). It was truly outstanding and delicious! It was so creamy and wonderful and the pesto was perfect! JM and I weren't hungry so we tried not too pig out to much but it was really hard. To go with our lovely appertivo snack we each had a wonderful glass of refreshing Rose. I really can't think of a better way to end a day in fabulous Rome. Especially when on said day, one gets their luggage back!!!!! What a way to celebrate the return of Big Bertha back in my arms.
Now, as I mentioned before there is also an Obika in NYC but that location seems to really be a bar within the IBM office building. Not sure what I think about that. I wish Obika would have opened up in the village where one could sit outside and people watch the way you can in Rome. Perhaps one day! (cue in One Sweet Day by Mariah Carrey music now)