Palazzo Montemartini in Rome, Italy: Dinner With the Chefs of Ragosta Hotels Collection

A particularly special dinner was dedicated to the new 2018 menus of the four Ragosta Hotels Collection last March 2018 at Palazzo Montemartini in Rome, Italy. Ragosta Hotels Collection is a group of four 5-star hotels in Rome, Amalfi Coast and Taormina. The locations of the four hotels are in some of Italy’s most beautiful…

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Icona Glamorize at Gus Social Bar in Rome, Italy

Icona Glamorize is a series of events that unites two Roman entities, Glamorize and The Walkman Magazine that showcase young talent in the field of visual arts, design, architecture, music, food and lifestyle who proudly carry the mark, Made in Italy. Gus, a bar and restaurant that was recently renovated at the center of Rome…

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Il Circolo della Bottiglia at Eataly Rome, Italy

  At the Grande Enoteca of Eataly Rome in Ostiense, a very interesting wine tasting takes place on selected Friday evenings starting at 20:00. Last night, 20 April was the first appointment and it was all about bubbly wines from different parts of Italy. Paola Pozzoli, a sommelier and the manager of Grande Enoteca of…

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Orbelus Winery in Struma Valley, Bulgaria

Just a few minutes away from Villa Melnik Winery, in the village of Kromidovo is Orbelus Winery. We made our way to Orbelus in the darkening sky with a beautiful yellow full moon guiding us. As soon as we approached the winery, we were all mesmerized by its peculiar shape. Right in the middle of…

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Colli di Poianis Winery in Prepotto (Friuli-Venezia Giulia), Italy

In Italy, landscapes can mesmerize anyone passing through the boot-shaped country from north until the southern tip. Different regions have different charming sceneries. Driving through the less trodden roads of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, you are rewarded with a  scenic view of the countryside and as you reach the DOC Colli Orientali del Friuli area…

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Le Asiatique Fusion Bar and Restaurant in Rome, Italy

We all take souvenirs back home with us to remember our travels. Most people would buy something small and display it on a shelf, something useful, or something edible to recreate that wonderful bite we discovered. I am the foodie stasher who would fill up my suitcase to the maximum weight to relive the moments…

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The New Filipino Kitchen

THE NEW FILIPINO KITCHEN is an anthology of Filipino recipes and personal stories on Filipino kitchen by Filipinos who specialize in the food world around the globe including myself, edited and created by Jacqueline Chio Lauri, photography done by me and published by Agate Surrey. #TheNewFilipinoKitchen Now available for pre-order at Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/New-Filipino-Kitchen-Stories-Recipes/dp/157284258X/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1522697966&sr=8-2

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Cantina Fratelli Pardi in Montefalco (Umbria), Italy

Pardi is a name that you will encounter often as you walk around the town of Montefalco. You see, the Pardi family specializes in two areas: weaving and wine making. The family, with deep roots in Montefalco started with wine making in 1919 when the three Pardi brothers, Alfredo, Francesco and Alberto, established the Cantina…

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