A plate supported a steaming glass bowl of lampredotto, which floated in it’s own broth.Atop that was another plate, for condiments: hot, pickled peppers and dollop of salsa verde. De-boned and rolled with sweet frittata and salty, fatty pancetta, with a hefty dousing of intense pan juices. Rambling around the back roads of San Frediano we ended up in front of The Carmine, which I think I hadn’t visited since my last time at Cambi.While in Florence a few weeks ago, the top of my ‘must revisit’ list was All’Antico Ristoro di’ Cambi. But like much of Florence, San Frediano has become trendy.I don’t think I’d been there for….oh, I won’t even tell you how long it’s been. Cambi is not only way across on the ‘other’ side of the river, it’s down in the San Frediano neighborhood. There are more cool boutiques and even a hip (and very good) new restaurant (Osteria Personale).But this Eat Italy app thing has definitely gotten me out of my (delicious) rut.Not only has it forced me to try out new and wonderful restaurants, but it’s made me revisit some of my old favorites where I haven’t been for ages.The Antico Ristoro was established in 1950 when Silvano and Bruno opened up a tavarn in the San Frediano neighborhood; where the menu of wine, cold cuts, sandwiches, anchovies, and pickles catered to local community.The original name “Fiaschetteria”later become “The Antico Ristoro di’Cambi”.
) I always tend to go the same 2 or 3 places in cities I know very well.
We need external help with inspections, and the requirements we place on those we choose as a partner are extremely high,” says Stefan Sandbacka, Cambi’s agent in Finland who works closely with Biovakka.