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

Il Golfo Ristorante at Hotel Raito: Living the Italian Dream at the Amalfi Coast

There are many magnificent places that take part in the beauty of Italy and undoubtedly, the Amalfi Coast is one of those. The resplendence of its landscape along the mountainous coastline with the blue Tyrrhenian Sea takes your breath away. Located just south of Naples in the Campania region, Amalfi Coast is also easily reachable by car or by public transport. Driving along SS 163, … Continue reading Il Golfo Ristorante at Hotel Raito: Living the Italian Dream at the Amalfi Coast

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

A Blue Opening for Capriccio Restaurant of Villa Blu Capri Hotel in Italy

Capri is an island in the Bay of Naples that is popular for its beautiful seascape and landscape, handmade leather sandals and limoncello. An exceptional aspect of the island is its popularity with upscale tourism. Luxury boutique hotels, gourmet restaurants and high-end designer shops dot the small island as it continuously draws yachts into its cove-studded coastline. Indeed, it is one of Italy’s holiday destinations … Continue reading A Blue Opening for Capriccio Restaurant of Villa Blu Capri Hotel in Italy

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

Straforno in Rome: Focaccia, Pizza and Burgers

Matteo Pavani and his family aimed for a different approach to pizza making when they opened Straforno in November of 2014. The pizzeria is a joint effort of Matteo, his father Alessandro, his uncle Gianluca, the technicians of the dough, and his aunt Laura, dubbed as the queen of the pastries which is strictly homemade. Straforno offers three methods of cooking pizzas: the traditional cooking … Continue reading Straforno in Rome: Focaccia, Pizza and Burgers

Tre Noghere Restaurant in Treviso, Italy: Traditional Venetian Cuisine in Valdobbiadene

Tre Noghere is an informal and rustic family-run restaurant immersed in the Piave Valley at the foot of the Venetian hills where Cartizze wine is produced. Surrounding the restaurant are rows of vineyards and rolling green hills, an ambience that completely plunges you to the genuine local tradition and environs. Traditional Venetian dishes and a good selection of the local wines make up the menu … Continue reading Tre Noghere Restaurant in Treviso, Italy: Traditional Venetian Cuisine in Valdobbiadene

The Union of Gastronomy and Art at Pizzeria Terrarossa in Puglia, Italy

A restaurant splashed with colors gives life to this restaurant located just around the corner of the Conversano Castle built by the Normans in 1094 along the wide walking road Corso Domenico Morea. Created in 2004 by co-proprietors Matteo Fratella and Mimmo Perricci, Pizzeria Terrarossa was a union between gastronomy and art of Puglia, a place where the culinary identity of an incredible land and … Continue reading The Union of Gastronomy and Art at Pizzeria Terrarossa in Puglia, Italy

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

La Crota Restaurant’s Piedmontese Culinary Identity with Le Strette and Cascina Gilli Wines

Authentic flavors of Piedmontese tradition make up the kitchen of La Crota Restaurant. Recognized for recreating the experience of tasting the most authentic and genuine Langhe cuisine, Chef Danilo Lorusso perseveres in highlighting the richness of the flavors of his region by reviving old dishes and bringing his personal touch to the kitchen. Meaning wine cellar in the local dialect, La Crota is now reaching … Continue reading La Crota Restaurant’s Piedmontese Culinary Identity with Le Strette and Cascina Gilli Wines

Recommended Takeaways in the Outskirts of Rome: Seafood, Sushi, Pizza, Pastries & Gelato

When the sudden national lockdown was enforced last March in Italy, the restaurants had no choice but to halt business activities and close their doors. Everyone had to adjust to the stringent rules imposed making it imperative for everyone to stay indoors and close doors to the world outside. Food shopping, once pleasurable, became a chore fraught with anxiety and extreme caution: masks and gloves … Continue reading Recommended Takeaways in the Outskirts of Rome: Seafood, Sushi, Pizza, Pastries & Gelato

Eating at a Restaurant Again After 75 Days of Lockdown in Italy: La Scialuppa da Salvatore

After being sheltered inside the four corners of my home with my family for 75 days because of the covid-19 pandemic, it felt very strange to step out on the streets again trying to regain the freedom we once had. In Italy, the phase two regulations of the coronavirus emergency were implemented on the 18th of May after the complete national lockdown last 9 March … Continue reading Eating at a Restaurant Again After 75 Days of Lockdown in Italy: La Scialuppa da Salvatore

Osteria Senz’Oste in Valdobbiadene, Italy: A Tavern That Relies on Honesty

Osteria Senz’Oste is an augmenting phenomenon among the locals and international visitors coming from all over the globe for the past 15 years. It is a simple rustic tavern or osteria in Italian, housed in a three-storey 19th-century stone and brick farmhouse located on the upper hillside of one of Italy’s most important and panoramic wine growing areas. Murmurs of various languages can be heard … Continue reading Osteria Senz’Oste in Valdobbiadene, Italy: A Tavern That Relies on Honesty

A Mix of Modern and Traditional Sardinian Cuisine at Niu Restaurant in Cagliari

Centrally located in Cagliari’s pedestrian zone along Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Niu Restaurant is housed in a part of the enthralling ex-monastery of San Francesco of Stampace that was built by the Franciscans around 1250. A mixture of medieval architectural elements of barrel-vaulted brick and frescoed ceilings accentuated by colorful modern components. The bar lounge is on the ground floor upon entry while the restaurant … Continue reading A Mix of Modern and Traditional Sardinian Cuisine at Niu Restaurant in Cagliari

Traditional Seafood Cuisine at Ristorante Porto Innocenziano in Anzio, Italy

Located at the beginning of Via Porto Innocenziano along the waterfront, this restaurant, carrying the same name as the road, offers appetizing seafood dishes of optimum quality. Being one of the most reputable fishing ports along the Tyrrhenian Coast, Anzio is one of the best sources of premium seafood that serves the surrounding area especially Rome. Ristorante Porto Innocenziano emanates a fresh and casual ambience … Continue reading Traditional Seafood Cuisine at Ristorante Porto Innocenziano in Anzio, Italy