INTRODUCING THE ROMAN FRASCHETTA CONCEPT
"Fraschetta" refers to a traditional tavern of the Lazio region, found on the outskirts of Rome mainly around Ariccia and Castelli Romani and often located in old cellars.
The décor of these taverns was simple, old furniture and wine barrels. There were benches as seats and long tables scattered in the room. The only decoration along the walls were usually the typical tools for the production of wine.
These taverns originally only served the famous wine of the region, generously poured straight from the barrel, while patrons sat down along the long wooden tables. Fraschette had no kitchen, so food was not served, yet you were allowed to bring your own. Over time the fraschetta concept evolved to offer typical foods of the Lazio region, cured meats, local cheeses and small pizzichette, like olives, pickles and stool (olive oil cured vegetables).
Among all the local specialties, a particularly widespread was represented by roasted pork also known as porchetta.