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

Barnaba Wine Bar & Cucina: The New Concept of Approachability in the Kitchen

Barnaba, a popular wine bar has pegged its position among Romans as one of the most preferred wine spots for the past four years. It is located in the Aventino district and just a stone’s throw away from the Pyramid of Cestius. True what we all say, a bottle of good wine is best enjoyed with great food, so Barnaba has renewed its platform by … Continue reading Barnaba Wine Bar & Cucina: The New Concept of Approachability in the Kitchen

Barà Japanese Fusion Restaurant: A Journey Through Oriental Flavors in Avellino

Andrea Rullo, a young chef who was born and raised in Avellino in the Campania region and passionate about the oriental flavors, decided to open his Japanese restaurant right in the city where he was born. After procuring invaluable knowledge and experience in Italy and abroad over the years, he felt ready to embark on his project of introducing new flavors and experiences to his … Continue reading Barà Japanese Fusion Restaurant: A Journey Through Oriental Flavors in Avellino

Traveling Around Slovenia: Getting To Know Its Rich Gastronomical Culture

A country’s gastronomy is hard to define in just a few words especially that of Slovenia which has so much heterogeneity. Slovenian cuisine is influenced by the diversity of the country’s history, environment and its neighboring cultures. It is almost land-locked by its neighbors in the west by Italy, Hungary in the east, Croatia in the south and Austria in the north. It shares a … Continue reading Traveling Around Slovenia: Getting To Know Its Rich Gastronomical Culture

Gina Restaurant: Gourmet Comfort Food a Step Away from Piazza di Spagna

Gina, stylishly spelled with light bulbs in a wide window generates a chic facade. The contemporary all-white minimalist look with splashes of black and gray accents give the 40-seat restaurant a modish nod to its diners. Played up with cushions and wood give the tone of a relaxed atmosphere. Fifteen years after its inauguration, Gina went through a redefinition of its concept. The refined restyling … Continue reading Gina Restaurant: Gourmet Comfort Food a Step Away from Piazza di Spagna

Discovering The Thermal Springs and Wines of The Volcanic Euganean Hills

If Padova, with its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is already a city that’s waiting to be explored, then just half an hour away to its southwest is another area that demands our attention. The Euganean Hills or Colli Euganei in Italian, are a group of hills of volcanic origin that formed about 35 million years ago. It is a now a regional park that covers … Continue reading Discovering The Thermal Springs and Wines of The Volcanic Euganean Hills

Ronchi Rò: Cuisine, Wines and Hospitality on the Vine-Clad Hills of Collio

A treasure trove in the middle of the green surroundings of Collio, Ronchi Rò offers a profound full immersion of the hilly area in the eastern edge of Friuli Venezia Giulia. It is is located in Dolegna del Collio, close to the border of Slovenia, and an hour’s drive from the city of Trieste and just a few minutes from the enchanting town of Cividale … Continue reading Ronchi Rò: Cuisine, Wines and Hospitality on the Vine-Clad Hills of Collio

Ristorante Friccico: A Little Haven of Oak-Fired Grill and Game Meat in Rome

If the food is already inviting, the dining room of Ristorante Friccico ties the whole package with a big red bow. Dressed like a Parisian bistrot, the casual dining at Friccico cozies up with the warmth of the oak-fired grill manned by Chef Simone La Rocca in the kitchen and the radiant service of Serena Moretti in the dining room. Partners both in life and … Continue reading Ristorante Friccico: A Little Haven of Oak-Fired Grill and Game Meat in Rome

Enoteca Quartino: Where Great Wine Labels Meet A Gastronomic Kitchen

Dedication to the great Italian and French wine labels with a modern gastronomic kitchen is the idea of Enoteca Quartino. Marco and Giacomo Wu, two brothers who were born and raised in Rome learned the ins and outs of their parents’ business of wine export to China and wholesale distribution of products for Chinese restaurants in Italy. Business minded themselves, they decided to conquer their … Continue reading Enoteca Quartino: Where Great Wine Labels Meet A Gastronomic Kitchen

The Lady of Brunello of Tenute Silvio Nardi With Her Expressions of Sangiovese

At a young age of twenty in 1985, Emilia Nardi, the youngest daughter of the eight children of the then 77-year old Silvio Nardi, entered her father’s thriving winery in Montalcino. The job was to be a distraction that a concerned father gave to her heartbroken daughter who just came out of a relationship. Here, she learned all the ropes of running a winery for … Continue reading The Lady of Brunello of Tenute Silvio Nardi With Her Expressions of Sangiovese

Alessandro Pietropaoli Vitalizes the Gourmet Kitchen of Campocori Restaurant at Hotel Chapter Rome

A luxury hotel in the capital that resonates a cosmopolitan attitude, the two-year old Hotel Chapter of Marco Cilia located in the heart of Rome’s Ghetto, takes another step by opening its newest project – the opening of its restaurant, Campocori. The setting of Campocori reflects the comprehensive aspect of the hotel, highly artistic with an international inclination designed by South African designer Tristan Du … Continue reading Alessandro Pietropaoli Vitalizes the Gourmet Kitchen of Campocori Restaurant at Hotel Chapter Rome

Ristorante Alpes: Modern Gastronomy with Ancient Health-Beneficial Techniques

Bad Schörgau is home to Ristorante Alpes where Chef Mattia Baroni and Hotelier Gregor Wenter share a creative synergy that highlight their individual preparations into a collective excellence. It is a place where you can experience this union of innovative minds that come from research and experiment dredged with a remarkable energy of creativity. In an enchanting location encircled by the luxuriant woods and alpine … Continue reading Ristorante Alpes: Modern Gastronomy with Ancient Health-Beneficial Techniques

Don Pasquale Restaurant of Hotel Maalot in Rome: The 19th-Century Residence of Opera Composer Donizetti

Once the home of Gaetano Donizetti between 1828 to 1837, this place had an enchanting melodious air pervading the walls coming from the mind of one of the most significant Italian opera composers of all-time. Out of all his 75 operatic works, one of his most famous masterpieces is the opera buffa Don Pasquale which has been regarded as the highest point of the opera … Continue reading Don Pasquale Restaurant of Hotel Maalot in Rome: The 19th-Century Residence of Opera Composer Donizetti

Italian Farm Stay at Agriturismo Regio Tratturo with Homegrown Ingredients and Local Home Cooking

Sometimes navigators take you to the least expected side roads, most often the paths less trodden, which can end up in harrowing conditions and that’s the time when you swear you will never take those shortcuts again. But unpredictably, at the end of it all, you can be rewarded with a picturesque view. There are two roads that take you to Agriturismo Regio Tratturo, the … Continue reading Italian Farm Stay at Agriturismo Regio Tratturo with Homegrown Ingredients and Local Home Cooking