The Winning Chefs at the Festival della Gastronomia 2018 in Rome, Italy

The second edition of the Festival della Gastronomia, organized by Luigi Cremona and Lorenza Vitali concluded on 30 October 2018 in Officine Farneto after four days of celebrating the Italian gastronomy. The four-day festival put emerging chefs (under 30 years old), pizza chefs (under 35 years old) and chefs de rang from different parts of…

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16th Century Dining Room Passages at Passpartout in Rome, Italy

Passpartout, master key in English, is located on the ground floor of a 16th century building that underwent several modifications over the centuries. Presently, it is still going through a renovation for the construction of a hotel with 14 rooms and a terrace that gives a view of the St. Peter’s Basilica and Roman terracotta…

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American Homestyle Bakery House in Rome, Italy

Bakery House is a chain of bakeries owned by Italian couple Stefano Rocchi and Viviana Lorenzini. Just six years from the year it was established in 2012, Stefano and Viviana now has a Bakery House in Turin and three others in Rome, the latest of which is located in EUR. It was born out of…

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A View For Two at Ego Bistrot in Rome, Italy

The latest vogue in the Roman dining scene is elevating to a higher point in enjoying the capital’s famous panoramic skyline. What is Rome from a towering perspective where terracotta tiled roofs, church domes and the maze of cobblestone streets are seen from a bird’s eye view? Whichever part of the city you are, it…

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Elevating the Cocktail Culture at Drink Kong in Rome, Italy

When the sun goes down and the dark skies sway in, cocktail drinks aflow in a dystopian futuristic setting. Influenced by the 1980s neo-noir science fiction film, Blade Runner, the 300 square meter place takes you to a labyrinth of smoky alleys of an oriental metropolis splashed with neon signs and arcades. A melange of…

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Occident Meets Orient in the Kitchen of Claramì Bistrò in Frascati, Italy

Two divergent countries on opposite poles, one from the east and one from the west, two completely different gastronomy brought about by their distinctive cultures, come together in the kitchen of Chef Andrea Ritarossi at Claramì Bistrò. The amalgamation of sundry aromas remains persistent in the kitchen of Andrea, a stimulating direction that he executes…

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1255 Pizzeria in Tivoli (Rome), Italy

You will know when the pizza is done well when you start digesting it like any other light food you eat. If you go through it smoothly without any sudden continued thirst and feeling of prolonged fullness, then my advice is, keep that pizzeria as a referral point for good pizzas. The soul of the…

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Il Marchese in Rome, Italy: Market, Osteria and Europe’s First Amaro Bar

Spacious, illuminated and a magnet to the passers-by along Via di Ripetta. Il Marchese has been a curiosity to the Romans and the city’s guests from the time it opened last month where it enjoys a very central position just a few steps away from Ara Pacis and right in the triangular route of Piazza…

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When Emotions Unfold on the Table at Metamorfosi Ristorante in Rome, Italy

Rarely do emotions take over you when you eat in a restaurant. A delicious dish is a great treat but something that can stir up sentiments that the chef wants to convey in his dishes is profoundly impressive. When Roy Salomon Caceres is in the kitchen, his dishes unravel the unverbalized stories that he wants…

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