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 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

Bistrot La Perla, A Convivial Tyrolean Corner in Hotel La Perla of Corvara

At La Perla Hotel, think about easing up and enjoying good food from simple to contemporary at the Bistrot La Perla. The dining room has a Tyrolean style interior with dark wood, plush red seats, stone and chandeliers with a large circular wooden bar centrally placed in the room. Cozily tucked in a corner of the town of Corvara in the Dolomites, the bistrot is … Continue reading Bistrot La Perla, A Convivial Tyrolean Corner in Hotel La Perla of Corvara

What’s the Next Chapter After Culinaria im Farmerkreuz for Stefan and Manfred Kofler?

As the Latin saying has it “per Aspera ad astra” that is through adversities we will reach the stars, the exceptionality, the dream that has always been kept in the drawer. There is a dream shared by two brothers from South Tyrol, in the village of Tirol, on the hills of Merano: Manfred and Stefan Kofler, who in 2008 gave life to their personal aspiration … Continue reading What’s the Next Chapter After Culinaria im Farmerkreuz for Stefan and Manfred Kofler?

High Up on the Dolomites at AlpiNN Food Space and Restaurant of Norbert Niederkofler

When Norbert Niederkofler, Executive Chef of three Michelin-starred restaurant St. Hubertus initiated Cook The Mountain, he had a clear project of offering pure gastronomic cuisine that is strongly rooted to the territory using the local and seasonal resources it offers. Precarious perhaps for the philosophy that seems so limiting to a starred restaurant but instead, he received a third star in 2018, was included in … Continue reading High Up on the Dolomites at AlpiNN Food Space and Restaurant of Norbert Niederkofler

The Birth of Tiramisù at Le Beccherie Restaurant in Treviso, Italy

Tiramisù. We all know how good this very popular Italian dessert is. Translated to “pull me up” in English, the rich and restorative dessert is definitely pumped with ingredients that can provide a jolt of energy. Coffee, cocoa powder, sugar, egg yolks, mascarpone and savoiardi (ladyfingers). This delicious dessert has all the qualities of being the most produced in the Italian kitchens for its easiness … Continue reading The Birth of Tiramisù at Le Beccherie Restaurant in Treviso, Italy

Casa Mazzucchelli in Bologna: Pizza and Contemporary Cuisine on One Plate

There’s a change of look and a change of format for the Mazzucchelli family in Sasso Marconi, a small town that’s around 15 km from Bologna. After the pandemic, a reshuffling of ideas with more focus have come about in the family’s interest. Casa Mazzucchelli is born, an audacious concept that combines two distinct realities: Marconi Restaurant and Il Mollica, both owned and run by … Continue reading Casa Mazzucchelli in Bologna: Pizza and Contemporary Cuisine on One Plate

La Glacere, The Artisan Prosciutto di San Daniele DOP Paired With Pitars Wines

When you hear the name San Daniele, only one thing comes into mind. The mouthwatering Italian prosciutto with the picking-red color and white colored fat, aromas of salted aged meat with notes of toasted nuts which become more pronounced as it ages. And the best part, the distinctive delicate tastes of saltiness. They are easily recognizable from the others as it is aged with the … Continue reading La Glacere, The Artisan Prosciutto di San Daniele DOP Paired With Pitars Wines

On Top of the World at Masi Wine Bar Cortina: Dolomites, Italy

Masi Wine Bar Cortina. It’s a different world up there. At an altitude of 1,778 meters high on the terrace of Col Drusciè, enveloped by the Dolomites, one of the most fascinating mountain ranges in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this particular wine bar is a little paradise on top of the world. It can be reached by the Tofana – Freccia … Continue reading On Top of the World at Masi Wine Bar Cortina: Dolomites, Italy

The Tastes of the Dolomite Tradition at El Brite de Larieto in Cortina d’Ampezzo

There’s a certain charm that mountain restaurants in the Dolomites emit like El Brite de Larieto. Immersed in a larch forest at an altitude of 1664 meters asl below the peaks of Monte Cristallo, it is a pretty paradise that highlights the tradition of the Dolomites through their gastronomic offerings. When the Gaspari family took over the unused structure in 2004, they had miraculously restored … Continue reading The Tastes of the Dolomite Tradition at El Brite de Larieto in Cortina d’Ampezzo

Traditional Cuisine of the Dolomites Acquires New Shape at SanBrite in Cortina d’Ampezzo

SanBrite is more than a farmhouse. Owners Riccardo Gaspari and wife Ludovica Rubbini, respectively chef and sommelier, define it as an agricucina (agri-cuisine) where most of the products like the cheese, meat, and vegetables come from the Gaspari family production which then acquire interesting new shapes and flavors as they pass through the hands of the chef. Meaning healthy mountain hut in the local Ladin … Continue reading Traditional Cuisine of the Dolomites Acquires New Shape at SanBrite in Cortina d’Ampezzo

Chris Oberhammer Defines South Tyrolean Cuisine at Tilia Restaurant

You will have to give up your dusty hiking boots and shorts to casual elegant clothes when you venture into the door of Ristorante Tilia, a Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of the Dolomites. The restaurant is housed in a small modern glass and steel structure in the middle of the park of the former Grand Hotel Dobbiaco where Chef Chris Oberhammer and wife Sommelier … Continue reading Chris Oberhammer Defines South Tyrolean Cuisine at Tilia Restaurant

The Story of Carpineto Winery and Locanda Tana de L’Ors in Val di Zoldo of the Dolomite Mountains

Most dishes have stories to tell, some are reminiscent to a cherished past, perhaps a person, a happy moment, or maybe even a touching occasion. These are the flashbacks that flood our thoughts as the aromas and flavors connect to our senses. Reconnecting to the past becomes even more special when we find our way to dishes that we once knew. Let’s speak about a … Continue reading The Story of Carpineto Winery and Locanda Tana de L’Ors in Val di Zoldo of the Dolomite Mountains

Villa Tiboldi in Piedmont: Malvirà Wines, Gastronomy and Vineyards

Villa Tiboldi presents its guests a breathtaking view of neatly combed rows of grape vines in the vast soft green hills of Roero. A walk from the parking lot to the hotel and restaurant is just a preview of what is yet to open up at the main house. There is a sprawling terrace with large umbrellas giving shade to the tables in the outdoor … Continue reading Villa Tiboldi in Piedmont: Malvirà Wines, Gastronomy and Vineyards