Castello di Meleto Casi and Poggiarso Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2017

Living the reality of Castello di Meleto is like breathing more than a thousand years of history inside the four walls of its castle on a hilltop of Gaiole di Chianti, in the road between Siena and Florence in Tuscany which overlooks the Chianti valley. What was once the Abbey of Coltibuono belonging to the…

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Me Geisha Salerno: The Best Japanese Fusion Restaurant in Town

Me Geisha Salerno was born from the idea of Italian – American entrepreneur Giuseppe Tuosto. Being an accomplished restaurateur in the United States after opening successful Asian fusion restaurants both in New York and Los Angeles, he decided to trace back his roots and traverse his way to where his family originated from, Italy. Immediately,…

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MangiamoRi: A Cozy Restaurant in the Abruzzo Countryside of Francavilla al Mare

In a lightly remote country road of Francavilla al Mare in the region of Abruzzo, MangiamoRi, a cozy restaurant owned by Rina Di Stefano gives a setting of a welcoming restaurant tucked among tennis courts in the local club. It is located on the upper floor of the clubhouse of the Tennis Club La Campagna…

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Sensi Governato Toscano IGT 2018: Using The Old Traditional Chianti Vinification Method

Governato Toscano IGT 2018 is a product of Sensi’s passion to explore the best techniques in creating wine. With this particular vinification process, they used the “Governo all’Uso Toscano”, a vinification technique that goes back between 1834 to 1837 institutionalized by Baron Bettino Ricasoli. He divulged that the composition he considered as the most suitable…

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Truly Fish at the Roman Seaside: Rosario Restaurant of Albos Club, Fregene, Italy

Just forty kilometers from Rome, you can find Rosario Restaurant of Albos Club along the shoreline of Fregene Beach. Its proximity from the capital and its guaranteed excellent quality makes it one of the most popular seafood restaurants in the Roman shores. The restaurant is owned by Rosario Malapena, the chef, while his wife Cristina…

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Alfonso Crisci: The New Chef of Epos Bistrot of Poggio Le Volpi Wine Estate

A new adventure starts at the kitchen of Epos Bistrot and Barrique Restaurant of Poggio Le Volpi Wine Estate as Felice Mergè, patron and oenologist of the winery, along with General Manager Rossella Macchia, choose Alfonso Crisci as the new Executive Chef of the restaurants. “Three years after the beginning of my adventure in the…

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Doozo Art, Books & Sushi: Center for Japanese Cuisine and Culture in Rome

When in the midst of a bustling city lined with buildings, finding a serene garden courtyard bordered by ancient Roman walls is gratifying. Doozo Art, Books and Sushi has pinned the ideal spot in Rome where Japanese culture and cuisine can be valued at a most fitting environment. It is a spacious oasis of relaxation…

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Roma 4 Roma: An Initiative Uniting Rome’s Bartenders at The Court in Rome

It’s a very challenging moment for cocktail bars to stay afloat in this pandemic period alright. For a sector that exclusively starts to open their doors in the evening and closes them in the wee hours of the morning, the Covid-19 regulations in Italy completely clash with how they function. But resilience is the key…

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Tasting Umbria with the Wines of Torre Bisenzio

Umbria, the small Italian region with rolling green hills, medieval hilltop towns and thick forests, is one of Italy’s known regions for excellent food and wine culture. Often referred to as the “Green Heart of Italy”, it has a wide expanse of panoramic beauty of the countryside that overlooks neatly combed rows of vineyards and…

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The Beginning of a New Territorial Identity of Giusti Wines by Oenologist Graziana Grassini

“I chose Graziana (Grassini) for her combination of feminine grace, Tuscan dedication and international sensitivity. I came back to my homeland to give back some of the luck I got in my life, the result of years of commitment and sacrifice. My dream is that this little corner of Paradise, the Montello area, will become…

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The Tedeschi Family’s 400 Years of Winemaking in Valpolicella, Italy

Riccardo, Sabrina and Antonietta Tedeschi, fifth generation of the Tedeschi Family, together with their father Lorenzo, have been keeping the family tradition of winemaking in Valpolicella for 400 years. It was in 1630 when their ancestors first purchased vines and two centuries later, in 1824, the company which bears the family name today was established…

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Rhinoceros Entr’acte: The Rooftop Restaurant of Palazzo Rhinoceros of Alda Fendi Esperimenti in Rome

Inspired by the atmosphere of Out of Africa, a novel written by Karen Blixen, Rhinoceros Entr’acte is the restaurant of the six-storey Palazzo Rhinoceros of the Alda Fendi Esperimenti Foundation. The historical building sitting next to the only surviving 4th century quadrifrons triumphal arch in Rome, the Arch of Janus, was redesigned inside by award-winning…

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An Italian Culinary Journey That Highlights Piedmont at Ditirambo Restaurant in Rome

Signifying a poem in praise of wine and love in Italian literature, Ditirambo, as the name means, is a restaurant that attributes its kitchen to the love of Italian food and wine. Born in 1996 from the value of good eating and drinking, partners Beatrice Gazzelloni, Edoardo “Dado” Micozzi, who had had experience at Roman…

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The Meat Market Doubles in Rome: The Second Restaurant Opens in Piazza Bologna

More knives are sharpened, roaring fires are lighted up in more grills, tables are set up and cutlery is polished. Having experienced success in the Testaccio district of Rome, The Meat Market owners Anita Nuzzi and Vito Fiusco decided to expand and open a new branch across the city in the Nomentano district. Considered as…

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A Touch of New Nordic Cuisine at Carter Oblio Restaurant in Rome

An opening of a restaurant in the midst of the pandemic when the food sector is in a cumbersome period takes a robustness in conviction. Chef Ciro Alberto Cucciniello had a lot of keenness in taking out his idea of contemporary cooking. With the support of life partner Joana Razmyte who directs the dining room,…

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