Gostilna Lectar in Radovljica, Slovenia: A Traditional Family-Run Inn With Restaurant, Rooms and Museum

Tradition is a noble word at Gostilna Lectar. Slovenian classic through and through, the inn has a restaurant with a fireplace on the ground floor, a gingerbread museum with a workshop in the basement and nine hotel rooms on the upper floors, all housed in a historical building of more than 500-years old in the medieval town of Radovljica. The gingerbread workshop and bakery was … Continue reading Gostilna Lectar in Radovljica, Slovenia: A Traditional Family-Run Inn With Restaurant, Rooms and Museum

Jasmina Golob Recreates Old Slovenian Recipes at Gostilna Štirna in Miren Kras

Miren Kras, the area of Slovenia between Vipava Valley and Kras, has a green landscape that borders with Italy and the sea. Miren’s bounties of nature pervade the air with aromas of freshness, pine, and its particular specialty, the bora-cured prosciutto. It has a sprinkling of inns that serve traditional food using seasonal ingredients from their own gardens or from trusted small farms in the … Continue reading Jasmina Golob Recreates Old Slovenian Recipes at Gostilna Štirna in Miren Kras

Gostilna Makorič: A Gastronomic Stop at Miren Kras, Slovenia

Darja Makorič reigns in the kitchen of Makorič Inn. Located in the town of Orehovlje, it is one of the most popular restaurants in this part of Slovenia for its authentic approach on traditional cuisine which are typical of the Vipava Valley and Karst. The menu is strictly seasonal with a variety of genuine local flavors using the best local ingredients. Asparagus season in spring … Continue reading Gostilna Makorič: A Gastronomic Stop at Miren Kras, Slovenia

Fudo Restaurant in Maribor: Quality Slovenian Cuisine Using Organic Ingredients

Fudo Restaurant is located right in the main square of Maribor, Glavni trg, which is the heart of the historic center the city. It is housed on the ground floor of one of the Medieval and Renaissance houses with cantilevered balconies. When the tables are set outside under the shade of umbrellas in the warm months, outdoor dining is delightful, bustling in a kaleidoscope of … Continue reading Fudo Restaurant in Maribor: Quality Slovenian Cuisine Using Organic Ingredients

A Young Chef’s Fresh Take on Slovenian Flavors at Istrian Bistro and Tapas Bar in Portorož

A refreshing take on modern cuisine, the young chef of Istrian Bistro and Tapas creates his dishes with inventiveness without sidestepping the fundamentals of Istrian flavors while using seasonal ingredients. Chef Siniša Petrušić prepares dishes that are inviting and even more so as you dig in. The wine menu is stacked with excellent choices of local and international labels to accompany the dishes. Concluding the … Continue reading A Young Chef’s Fresh Take on Slovenian Flavors at Istrian Bistro and Tapas Bar in Portorož

Restaurant Oštirka’s Slovenian Cuisine of Tradition and Contemporary Keys

A gourmet surprise awaits you at Restaurant Oštirka where owner, Chef Miran Ojsteršek prepares contemporary plates with distinctive flavors. However modern, Slovenian tradition is not lost in the dishes. The ingredients are local including the meat, while the vegetables are sourced from the family’s own farm or the Celje City Market, which is right next to it that the chef visits daily for his fresh … Continue reading Restaurant Oštirka’s Slovenian Cuisine of Tradition and Contemporary Keys

Lake Bled, Slovenia: Rose Restaurant of Bled Rose Hotel

Chef Gregor Rozman, a member of the Slovenian culinary team, takes you on an inspiring culinary journey of the integration of tradition and modern trends attained by techniques and creativity. The quality of the raw materials is foremost in the chef’s agenda as he explains each dish he presents. At the hotel, working with local suppliers and farmers is paramount for the chef to provide … Continue reading Lake Bled, Slovenia: Rose Restaurant of Bled Rose Hotel

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

Chef Fabio Pecelli Leads Oliva Ristorante of Rome’s First Musica Boutique Hotel

After The First Arte and The First Dolce, The Pavillions Hotels and Resorts group opens its third 5-star boutique hotel in Rome. The newly-opened First Musica is another beautiful addition to the group’s hospitality luxury situated at Lungotevere dei Mellini where the steeples and domes of the capital blend with the view of the Tiber River. The position gives you enough distance from the busy … Continue reading Chef Fabio Pecelli Leads Oliva Ristorante of Rome’s First Musica Boutique Hotel

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

Francesco Cerrato Opens RICE Sushi & Fish in Fiumicino: From Dream to Reality

What was once a dream has turned into a significant reality for Francesco Cerrato when he opened his sushi bar recently in Fiumicino with the support of his wife, Maria Grazia Macri. His passion for cooking had been evident from the time he was young when he was growing up in Salerno. His culinary formation started at the age of 14 in the hotel and … Continue reading Francesco Cerrato Opens RICE Sushi & Fish in Fiumicino: From Dream to Reality

Santa Lucia Maccarese: Restaurant and Suites in an Intimate Green Oasis at the Doorstep of Rome

Santa Lucia Maccarese is undeniably one of the best destinations for a hidden tranquil paradise at the doorstep of Rome. Perhaps the best way that can perfectly describe it is detach. Santa Lucia was born from the idea of proprietor Raffaello Coletta by conceptualizing a place with an intimate and suspended atmosphere through which you can savor the pleasure of country life and get in … Continue reading Santa Lucia Maccarese: Restaurant and Suites in an Intimate Green Oasis at the Doorstep of Rome

A Delicious Revelation of Rum and Food Pairing by Rinaldi 1957 at Pulejo Restaurant in Rome

Being in Italy, pairing food with drinks is habitually commanded by wines. But surprisingly, it can be quite an interesting adventure to step out of the box especially when we are involving an exquisite liquor like rum. A noteworthy experience was a rum and food tasting dinner hosted by Rinaldi 1957, a historical distributor of liquors, wines and distillates in Italy for more than 60 … Continue reading A Delicious Revelation of Rum and Food Pairing by Rinaldi 1957 at Pulejo Restaurant in Rome

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

Aventina Gourmet Shop and Restaurant in Rome, A Chef’s Concept From Counter to Plate

Your entry to Aventina’s door greets you with an impressive long glass window display brimming with a myriad of cheeses, cured, fresh and dry-aged meat while the rest of the space has fully-stocked shelves filled with Italian and international gourmet food products and bottles of wine. It’s a gourmet shop that wills you to enjoy browsing and taste. And that’s what Aventina’s tables are for … Continue reading Aventina Gourmet Shop and Restaurant in Rome, A Chef’s Concept From Counter to Plate