La Cornucopia

Located in a square in Piscinula (which is one of the most characteristic locations in Trastevere) in the isola Tiberina neighbourhood is the Cornucopia restaurant. This restaurant specialises in fish based meals and also offers its customer the chance to sample traditional roman cuisine. Amongst the various courses on the menu we recommend the pasta with fresh lobster, the turbot alla vernaccia (cooked with Sardinian white wine), sole alla mugnaia (in the Miller style, coated in flour and shallow fried), and gilthead bream all' acqua pazza (cooked in 'crazy water'). The house speciality is the fettucine alla Cornucopia (fresh pasta made on the premises with prawns, squid, courgettes, and small ripe pachino tomatoes). The cellar is well stocked with wines to suit every taste and occasion.

The restaurant is situated in a perfect spot for watching the all-important Passeggiata, when in the summer, Romans take to the streets for the traditional evening stroll. It also possesses a beautiful garden, which is perfect for romantic couples that want to treat themselves to a special meal in candlelight. Historically the cornucopia has always brought good luck to those who have possessed it. Today in the heart of Rome, the Cornucopia restaurant brings fortune to those who frequent it.


History of "Cornucopia"

Cornucopia The Myth of the Cornucopia (The Horn of Plenty).
Legend has it that the Greek god Zeus was born in a cave on the island of Crete where he was brought up by nymphs.
The nymphs thus protected Zeus from his father Kronos, who, fearing being overthrown by his son, wanted to devour him.

The nymph Amaltea, daughter of Oceanus, suckled a goat whose teats were always full of milk and whose horns produced nectar and ambrosia. Once grown up, Zeus took one of the goat's horns, which was still producing milk and flowers, and gave it to the Nymphs, which the goat itself was placed in the sky and became the constellation of Capricorn.
The myth of the horn of plenty attributes the goat with the power to grant its owner all that he desires.
In other versions of this legend Amaltea was in fact the goat who nourished Zeus and who strengthened him sufficiently to fight the titans.


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