Ukiyo Cocktail Tasting at the Japanese Room of Drink Kong in Rome

Ukiyo, a Japanese term described as “The Floating World”, means the importance of living the moment detached from the rigors of everyday life. In a parallel manner, the wisdom of Ichi-Go, Ichi-E goes on the same stride as Ukiyo. When a group of people get together, that particular gathering cannot be replicated ever again, and…

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Supplì at Supplizio, A Chef’s Depiction of Street Food in Rome

Supplì is an Italian cylindrical-shaped finger food that’s made of compact risotto with tomato sauce (but can also be without) and cheese, usually mozzarella. It is dipped in egg, coated with breadcrumbs then deep-fried. It is typical of the Roman cuisine and it has similarities with the Sicilian arancini and croquettes. When broken in two,…

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Il Margutta of Rome, 40 Years of Experience in Vegetarian Culture

It was in the year 1979 when Claudio Vannini conceptualized Il Margutta in Rome. Starting from a small restaurant specializing in macrobiotics, a diet that balances the yin and yang elements of food based on the philosophy of Zen Buddhism, it quickly evolved into the vegetarian culture. Being centrally located in the good part of…

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In Fucina Pizzeria’s 10th Year Anniversary with Host Restaurant

Ten years have passed since Edoardo Papa opened In Fucina Pizzeria Restaurant in Rome.  A decade’s activity with an accumulation of accolades and being considered as one of the best pizzerias in the capital is not just a day of celebration because the festivities has just started for a program of a months-long four-hands dinners…

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Vizi Capitali Ristorante Takes the Pure Flavors of the Sea to Rome, Italy

If you can’t make it to the seaside for a great seafood meal, then there’s another way to relish those delicious Italian fish dishes like they just came from the sea. Trastevere might be an unlikely place to savor the sea being in the midst of alleys, shops, tourists and restaurants but in one quiet…

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Barbieri 23 in Rome, Italy: A Chef’s Approach to the Excellence of Ingredients

Barbieri 23 is a kind of place that beckons passersby to get off the cobblestone alley when they pass it. In contrast with ancient road, going through the door unveils a minimalist modern design of handcrafted stone tables and leather chairs, clay walls done predominantly in neutral carbon shade. Old wooden beams on the ceiling…

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Adelaide Restaurant at Hotel Vilòn in Rome, Italy: What Luxury Means

Walking inside a discrete door of Hotel Vilòn along a quiet cobblestone alley in the heart of Rome, a different kind of luxury greets you. Hotel Vilòn is a charming 5-star luxury hotel which is a member of the Small Luxury Hotel of the World. Director Giorgia Tozzi makes sure that the emotion in staying…

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Unique Al Palatino Garden Restaurant of Kolbe Hotel in Rome, Italy

Old Roman structures can give unexpected labyrinths of rooms and gardens in their internal spaces. Kolbe Hotel is among one of them. As you walk through its front door and cross the lobby, another door opens to a peaceful oasis. A garden with centuries-old olive trees, citrus trees and a manicured lawn that surround Unique…

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Behind the Bright Red Door of Ristorante 1978 in Rome, Italy

There’s a bright red door at Via Zara, 27 that opens to an enchanting room. With just 7 small tables that seat 20 guests at a time, an enogastronomic journey at Ristorante 1978 is one that can’t easily be forgotten.Ring the doorbell and Restaurant Manager Gabriella Forte opens the door welcoming guests inside an elegantly-furnished…

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National Fettuccine Alfredo Day 2019 at Alfredo alla Scrofa

With just three ingredients, freshly-made fettuccine, butter and Parmigiano Reggiano, and with swift movements of amalgamating them, the first Fettuccine Alfredo was made in 1914. Six years later, in 1920, newly-married Hollywood stars Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford dining at Ristorante Alfredo alla Scrofa were served the Fettuccine Alfredo. The combination of soft ribbonlike pasta…

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