Roman’s in Fort Greene, Brooklyn >>> NYC
We went expressly for the bitter chocolate sorbet. For a restaurant that changes it’s menu daily, there was one constant. The sorbet. Welcome to Roman’s in Brooklyn. The night we went, my British pregnant friend who was hosting me during my first night in Brooklyn, promptly ordered it before we’d had time to take off our coats. Must be good I thought.
Roman’s is somewhat of an institution in Brooklyn. When it opened in 2009 (by Andrew Tarlow, co owner of The Wythe, Reynards, Diner and Marlow & Son’s) there was some uproar by locals who couldn’t quite get used to their Italian way of a daily menu. You find a favourite dish, but they may never serve it again. I’m ok with that, it shows true creativity.
Pretty much an hour after I’d stepped off my flight from London I was there. I think it was about 3am in my head with the time difference but we snuck in and bagged the last table of the night. One gin down and I was ready to tackle the menu.
An example of their daily menu is below but our dinner went a little something like this…
GEM LETTUCES WITH SPRING ONIONS AND PROVOLONE – $12
MEZZE PACCHERI WITH BEEF RAGU – $18
PORK AGRODOLCE – $24
ARUGULA WITH LEMON AND PARMIGIANO
& of course the BITTER CHOCOLATE SORBET.
I know. Worth the flight in itself.
It’s a locals place, so get there. I felt like I was in Milan for the night.
Photography ℅ LWSY & Polina Yamshchikov
243 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NYC 11205