Twenty Five Years of Osteria dell’Ingegno in the Italian Capital

On 30 October 1994, Osteria dell’Ingegno opened its doors to its clients with the privileged view of the columns of the Temple of Hadrian in Piazza di Pietra at the heart of Rome. Just a few steps away from it are some main sights of Rome like the Pantheon, Fontana di Trevi and Chiesa di…

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Bento Lunch Menus at Finger’s in Rome, Italy

Finger’s, a successful creation of Brazil-born Japanese chef Roberto Okabe and former football player Clarence Seedorf in Milan in 2004 continues to serve its guests with more proposals on the table. Presently on their fourth restaurant (Milan, Garden in Milan, Porto Cervo and Rome), one of which is in their two-year old Roman venue, Finger’s…

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Keeping the Centuries-Old Chianti Tradition at Dianella Estate in Vinci, Italy

When Francesco and Veronica Passerin d’Entreves took over Dianella Wine Estate in 2003, they started to apply the process of modernization in the vineyards and the cellar from the previous Billeri Family’s centuries old wine making facilities. In its history, they have seen success at the beginning of the 19th century when Dianella’s Chianti were…

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Revealing the Flavors of Malaysia at Court Delicati Restaurant in Rome, Italy

Malaysia is geographically separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions: Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia (Malaysian Borneo) and 878 islands. Peninsular Malaysia, where the capital Kuala Lumpur is located, shares a land border with Thailand while East Malaysia shares a land border with Brunei and Indonesia. For the rest, the country…

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Bistrot 64: A Japanese Chef’s Starred Kitchen in Rome, Italy

At No. 64, Via Guglielmo Calderini in Rome, the door of Bistrot 64 opens to a French-inspired lounge with dark wood, white grey-veined marble table tops and white walls. Minimally decorated and elegant, the subdued ambience keeps the diners’ attention focused on the food created by its chef and the impeccable service provided by Emanuele…

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Genuinely Good Lucanian Cuisine at Becco della Civetta in Castelmezzano

The drive through Basilicata Region opens up to a charming little surprise. Concealed in the Lucanian Dolomites at an altitude of around 1000 meters is the town of Castelmezzano, a peaceful jewel with a breathtaking landscape of the mountain ranges. Its undisturbed tranquility and resplendence has enchanted anyone who crosses its path. In fact, it…

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Dine and Cruise at Volga Volga Restaurant in Saint Petersburg, Russia

With a system of rivers and canals running through Saint Petersburg, seeing the city from the water allows a different perspective in observing the resplendence of the metropolis. There are the usual boat tours that can be taken along the water but what can really be fascinating is dining while cruising along Neva, the largest…

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Dziaugsmas Restaurant in Vilnius: Lithuania’s Best Restaurant

Opened in 2017 and it immediately became the second best restaurant in Lithuania just a few months later. It then moved up to the first position for two years in a row, 2018 and 2019. And to underline this success, it is consistently fully-booked with a capacity of 64. That’s the phenomenon that Chef Martynas…

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Elements in Rome, Italy: Fusion Sushi by the Champion of Sushi Cup Portugal

Sushi as we come to know it to this present day has been made in Japan since the Edo Period, around 200 years ago. It has been around even much before with a different method of preparation wherein the fish is fermented with rice vinegar, rice and salt, while the rice is discarded afterwards and…

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Hamlet + Jacks in Saint Petersburg: A Taste of Modern Russian Gastronomy

One of the most promising young talents in modern Russian gastronomy, Chef Evgeny Vikentev, presents his innovational cuisine at Hamlet + Jacks Restaurant in Saint Petersburg. The restaurant that used to be an old jewelry workshop is located just a short distance from the luxurious DLT Department Store and the Hermitage Museum where it commands…

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Max Cekot Kitchen in Riga, Latvia: An Unforgettable Dining Experience

A meal at Max Cekot Kitchen leaves an indelible impression. From the minute you enter the main door until you stand up from the table in conclusion of your meal, everything is well thought out, focused on you as a guest and the food as the protagonist. Opened in September 2018 by Chef Patron Maksims…

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The Gourmet Kitchen of Chef’s Corner in Riga, Latvia

It’s not everyday that you find a hamburger that’s as succulent and delectable as Chef’s Corner does it and for sure it’s not everyday as well that you get to be served a burger with a pair of black rubber gloves to eat it with. It’s surprising at first but as you take your first…

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Restaurant Cru at Tallinn: One of Estonia’s Best Chefs Cooks

You can clearly note that you won’t get hungry in Tallinn. This 13th century UNESCO World Heritage Site not only boasts of its fairy tale streetscapes but also the innumerable restaurants that have occupied most (if not all) of the ground floor of the colorful medieval houses in the old town. There, at Viru Street,…

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Art Priori in Tallinn, Estonia: A Silver Spoon Fine Dining Excellence

Art Priori is a restaurant where fine art and high cuisine share a space together. Opened in 2015 in one of the most quiet cobblestone roads of the old town of Tallinn, Art Priori is an imperative gastronomic (and artistic) stop for those who are looking for something that’s out of the usual tourist route.…

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Dining on the Top: Rome’s Rooftop Terraces

When summer lands in Rome, there are two directions where the gastronomic roads lead to. While most head to the direction of the nearby coasts, where the sea breezes undertake its rejuvenating role, another path heads upwards towards the rooftops. There might not be the caressing sea wind or the endless sea that gives a…

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