BucaVino in Rome: Inspiration From Nonna’s Old Recipes

Behind BucaVino Restaurant are two siblings, Andrea and Francesca Romana Palmieri. They are the engines of the restaurant who keep the place running smoothly with an equal division of territories, Andrea, the chef, in the kitchen while Francesca, the sommelier, stays in the dining area. Prior to the opening of the restaurant in 2007 both…

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An All-Day Gastronomic Voyage at CON.TRO Contemporary Bistrot in Rome

When the sun rises, the hot ovens bake leavened products at CON.TRO Bistrot and the exhilarating scent of freshly baked pastries emanates from them as the neighborhood wakes up. At 7:00 everyday the bistrot opens its doors to start a full day of gastronomic voyage from breakfast until after dinner at midnight (with the exception…

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Posto Nuovo in San Benedetto del Tronto: The Redefined Cuisine of Davide Camaioni

Meaning new place, Posto Nuovo is literally the place with the new concept of redefining the local cuisine. Posto Nuovo is a restaurant wherein the kitchen is a laboratory where experiments are conducted, ingredients are tested, ideas are conceived and dishes are styled. In the middle of all these is Chef Patron Davide Camaioni, a…

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Piandimare Winery: Pride in its Territorial and Varietal Identities

We are in Abruzzo, the central Italian region which borders the other regions, Lazio to the west, Marche to the north, Molise to the southeast and the Adriatic Sea to the east. It is interesting to know that it is known as the greenest region in Europe because almost half of its territory which includes…

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Gagliole Rubiolo Chianti Classico: A Synthesis of Two Souls of the Territories

Like a number of avant-garde foreigners in Italy, the Bär-Bettschart family was struck by the beauty of Chianti as they decided to stop in the area and create wines themselves epitomizing the territory. In 1990, Gagliole winery was born which comprises of two distinct vineyards in a total of 20 hectares and 16 more for…

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Rude Centocelle in Rome: Taking The Extra Mile For Exquisite Fusion Food

Created as a street bar in Rome from the idea of business partners Marco Zampilli and Cristian Ricci two years ago, Rude Centocelle has trodden to a path where food and drinks take the spotlight. With the arrival of Chef Filippo Benedetti in the kitchen of Rude in the middle of 2020, the food menu…

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From Seoul to Rome: Learning to Cook With Michelin Starred Chef Kang Mingoo of Mingles

In celebration of the Korean culinary tradition, the city of Seoul organized an interactive digital cooking class with Michelin starred Chef Kang Mingoo as part of the five-day program of Taste of Seoul from 11 to 15 November 2020. While diverse events are organized in Seoul, two cooking classes were organized and promoted by the…

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On Top of the World at Masi Wine Bar Cortina: Dolomites, Italy

Masi Wine Bar Cortina. It’s a different world up there. At an altitude of 1,778 meters high on the terrace of Col Drusciè, enveloped by the Dolomites, one of the most fascinating mountain ranges in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this particular wine bar is a little paradise on top of the…

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The Tastes of the Dolomite Tradition at El Brite de Larieto in Cortina d’Ampezzo

There’s a certain charm that mountain restaurants in the Dolomites emit like El Brite de Larieto. Immersed in a larch forest at an altitude of 1664 meters asl below the peaks of Monte Cristallo, it is a pretty paradise that highlights the tradition of the Dolomites through their gastronomic offerings. When the Gaspari family took…

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Traditional Cuisine of the Dolomites Acquires New Shape at SanBrite in Cortina d’Ampezzo

SanBrite is more than a farmhouse. Owners Riccardo Gaspari and wife Ludovica Rubbini, respectively chef and sommelier, define it as an agricucina (agri-cuisine) where most of the products like the cheese, meat, and vegetables come from the Gaspari family production which then acquire interesting new shapes and flavors as they pass through the hands of…

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Mario Farulla Takes Over Hotel Chapter’s Lobby Bar in Rome

A small luxury hotel with a flamboyant attitude. Bodacious decor and contemporary street art inside an austere 19th-century building in central Rome. That’s the Hotel Chapter Roma of Marco Cilia. Opened in 2019, it continues to swagger with its upbeat personality by adding a bigger surprise to its team: Mario Farulla, a highly experienced bartender…

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Alambicco: Rhumerie and Cuisine in the Coppedè Quarter of Rome

Alambicco is the newest rhumerie or rum bar that was opened by Federica Delle Vedove with the collaboration and expertise of Marco Scarfò in the suggestive quarter of Coppedè in Rome. It is a project aimed at highlighting the great rum labels with the combination of versatile cuisine. “We wanted to create a welcoming place…

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Keeping the Family’s Roman Tradition in the Kitchen of La Terrazza Ciampini in Rome

Marco Ciampini, owner and Executive Chef of La Terrazza Ciampini makes sure that nothing is overlooked at his restaurant starting from the from the sourcing of the ingredients to the final touch in the kitchen before they are served to their clients. The kitchen specializes in traditional Italian cuisine with a touch of revisitation but…

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Gourmet Staycation: Dinner and Overnight Stay at Four Luxury Hotels of Rome

Italy’s second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is creating havoc in the hotel and restaurant sector of the country but there’s nothing to do except follow the current directives of the government and hope for the best. The latest DPCM national regulation, which is putting everyone to a distressing predicament is for the restaurants to…

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Treefolk’s Public House: Gourmet Food, Whiskey and Cask Ale in Rome

When England meets Italy in one house, it’s just a matter of time before it hits big in the capital. One of the newest place that opened Rome recently is Treefolk’s Public House along Viale di Trastevere. It was born with the union of four former publicans known in the Roman pub scene: Andrea and…

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