Sunday. The perfect day to enjoy a long and relaxed lunch.
A personal favourite for Sunday lunch in Rotterdam is Italian restaurant Lux. The restaurant is something of an institution, existing for more than 25 years. Since a few years chef Milan Gataric is the new owner and he’s rocking the cucina romana. Testaccio is the original neighborhood of Rome where the roman cuisine, known as the quinto quarto (fifth quarter) was born. Using this Italian nose to tail approach Milan might serve you slow cooked beef cheek or grilled veal heart.
One of the best dishes is the spaghetti with grated cured tuna heart, egg yolk, fennel seeds, red pepper and garlic. The right seasoning turns the seemingly simple dishes into the perfect Italian feel good food. All subtile and very well balanced.
You might be getting quite satisfied to the end of your ‘secondi’ but I highly recommend you to not skip dessert. Definitely don’t when there’s chocolate ice-cream on the menu. I haven’t had better on my trips to Italy!
Lux, ‘s Gravendijkwal 133, Rotterdam