Salt, Peat and Fire: Laphroaig Whisky Meets the Cuisine of Ciccio Sultano at Rome’s W Rome

With the principal components of salt, peat and fire, Ciccio Sultano, a two Michelin-starred Sicilian chef who is the Partner Chef of W Rome, and Nicola Zamperetti, Executive Chef, created a menu of finger food and tasting dishes paired with cocktails made with Laphroaig Whisky by Emanuele Broccatelli, W Rome’s Bar Manager. Laphroaig, known as the most richly-flavored of all Scotch whiskies, has single malts … Continue reading Salt, Peat and Fire: Laphroaig Whisky Meets the Cuisine of Ciccio Sultano at Rome’s W Rome

Fiumicino’s Periferia Iodata Chefs Cook on the Beach For Their First Summer Party

An attendance of more than six hundred people marked a great success for the first party ever organized by the chefs of Periferia Iodata on the first day of August 2022. Among them were also Mayor Esterino Montino of Fiumicino, Vice Mayor Ezio Di Genesio Pagliuca, and President of the Productive Activities Commission Fabio Zorzi, who lauded the significant initiative of the chefs. The setting … Continue reading Fiumicino’s Periferia Iodata Chefs Cook on the Beach For Their First Summer Party

The Year 2022 Marks Another Success for Roero Days at Reggia di Venaria in Turin

It was a fulfillment for the wine producers of the Consorzio di Tutela Roero when they closed the two-day wine tasting event at Reggia di Venaria at the outskirts of Turin. A record number of over 3,000 wine enthusiasts have attended Roero Days between the 22nd and 23rd of May 2022. Wine lovers, wine professionals, art lovers and simply the curious ones have had the … Continue reading The Year 2022 Marks Another Success for Roero Days at Reggia di Venaria in Turin

Domus Artium Closes its Concert Season at Palazzo Ducale of Gallese

After the success of its previous concerts, Domus Artium closes its curtains for the summer season on 19 June 2022 after a spectacular night of music at the Palazzo Ducale of Gallese by the Venice Baroque Orchestra, cellist Nina Kotova and flutist Andrea Griminelli which was followed afterwards with the dinner prepared by Chef Lorenzo Iozzia of the Michelin-starred restaurant Casa Iozzia and the wines … Continue reading Domus Artium Closes its Concert Season at Palazzo Ducale of Gallese

Catalonia, Where Eating is Culture: Tasting Event of The Territory

Catalunya, On El Menjar És Culture translates to Catalonia, Where Eating is Culture. Perhaps it is the phrase that best describes Catalonia. It is a gastronomic paradise that has conjured a richness in its cuisine with the integration of heritage tradition, terroir and ultimately, creativity of its illustrious chefs. Barcelona, Catalonia’s capital, boasts 22 Michelin-starred restaurants and other 25 restaurants across the entire province of Barcelona. … Continue reading Catalonia, Where Eating is Culture: Tasting Event of The Territory

Let’s Talk About Pinot Nero From Oltrepò Pavese in Italy

The 29 wine producers of the Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò Pavese showcased their wines in Rome last 31 May 2022 in Beef Bazaar Restaurant at the second edition of the Talk ‘n’ Toast – Conversations on Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir). The wine event was opened with an interactive discussion by Filippo Bartolotta, a communicator of Italian wine for over twenty years, and Adua Villa, a … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Pinot Nero From Oltrepò Pavese in Italy

Beviamoci Sud 2022 in Rome: Highlighting the Southern Italian Wine Regions

Beviamoci Sud, which literally means “Let’s Drink South”, has finally opened its doors in Rome again after two years of hiatus due to the pandemic. In the weekend of 14 to 15 May 2022, Riserva Grande Agency organized the fourth edition of the wine event dedicated to the wines of Southern Italy at Hotel Villa Pamphili in collaboration with wine critics Andrea Petrini of Percorsi … Continue reading Beviamoci Sud 2022 in Rome: Highlighting the Southern Italian Wine Regions

Another Year of Success for Only Wine Festival in Città di Castello, Umbria

A celebratory atmosphere in the small Umbrian city of Città di Castello this weekend, 30 April to 2 May 2022, was due to the return of the face to face wine event Only Wine. It was held at Palazzo Vitelli a Sant’Egidio, a splendid 16th century palace built for the celebrated local cavalryman Paolo II Vitelli which faces a sprawling open-air green garden where attendees … Continue reading Another Year of Success for Only Wine Festival in Città di Castello, Umbria

Tenuta Scuotto: Putting Irpinia’s Quintessential Characteristics in the Bottle

Oi Ni took me to Tenuta Scuotto a few years ago. It was not like the other Fiano wines I’ve tried. The complexity is impressive and as it ages more, it bears some similarities to Riesling. Its personality starts with the structure and acidity then moves you towards layers of ripe fruits and petroleum aromas. It is that kind of wine that’s waiting to narrate … Continue reading Tenuta Scuotto: Putting Irpinia’s Quintessential Characteristics in the Bottle

Uva Fiera 2022: Pride in Italian Monovarietal Wines

Uva Fiera, one of the most interesting wine events in Rome, has successfully concluded on the 14th of March 2022. The three-day event which started on the 12th of March took place in Città dell’Altra Economia where selected thirty wine producers coming from all over Italy participated with a tasting of a number of their wine labels. The event was conceptualized by La Pecora Nera … Continue reading Uva Fiera 2022: Pride in Italian Monovarietal Wines

The White Soul of Brolio, Francesco Ricasoli Presents Ricasoli 1141 Torricella From 1943 to 2019

Chianti Classico, a region dominated by red wine production, is also an excellent territory for white wines with great aging potential as proven by Castello di Brolio Torricella of Ricasoli 1141. At the vertical tasting of the wines with AIS Rome Delegation that was guided by Valentino Tesi, Best Sommelier of AIS Italy in 2019, Francesco Ricasoli, president of Ricasoli 1141, showcased 13 vintages (14 … Continue reading The White Soul of Brolio, Francesco Ricasoli Presents Ricasoli 1141 Torricella From 1943 to 2019

Periferia Iodata: An Association of Chefs of Fiumicino Focalizing on the Excellence of the Territory

Fiumicino is a fishing town along the Tyrrhenian Coast 30 kilometers towards west from Rome. Perhaps it is best identified with the Leonardo da Vinci International Airport of Rome. It’s the main airway hub of Italy so it gets a large movement of travelers who enter and leave the country. But it is also known among Romans as a destination fishing town on sunny weekends … Continue reading Periferia Iodata: An Association of Chefs of Fiumicino Focalizing on the Excellence of the Territory

Campania Stories 2021: The Most Remarkable Wines in the Tasting

The Campania region has a lot to offer gastronomically, oenologically and historically. Located in the south of Rome on the anterior shin part of the boot-shaped country, it dwells on a patchwork of exceptional variegated environmental factors wherein native grape vines flourish resulting in distinctive first-rate wines. With the components of the volcanic arc in the region namely Mount Vesuvius, Campi Flegrei, and Roccamonfina, it … Continue reading Campania Stories 2021: The Most Remarkable Wines in the Tasting

Which Panettone are the Best at the Panettone Maximo 2021?

A busy and challenging day dedicated totally to the Italian Christmas cake, panettone, was held at Boscolo Circo Massimo Hotel in Rome yesterday, 5 December 2021. At the Panettone Maximo, 21 talented pastry chefs from the capital and other cities of the Lazio region took out their best artisan leavened products for tasting, selling and awaiting the challenging grand finalè of the day – which … Continue reading Which Panettone are the Best at the Panettone Maximo 2021?

Domus Artium: Prestigious Dinners at Italian Castles with Renowned Musicians and Chefs

In one of the most beautiful 15th-century Renaissance castles in Europe, Domus Artium debuted its first event. The concept is to host a series of prestigious cultural events focused on classical music performed by internationally-acclaimed soloists, transpiring in historical patrician homes belonging to noble families in Rome and its surroundings with the participation of excellent chefs and winemakers. The first appointment was on the 16th … Continue reading Domus Artium: Prestigious Dinners at Italian Castles with Renowned Musicians and Chefs