Le Méridien Visconti Hotel of Rome Opens For Summer Dining

Rome is finally in full splendor with the Mediterranean summer days ahead. The month of May may have been atypically cold, wet and gray but as the first of June stepped in, the sun finally came out with the blue skies and warm temperature. Le Méridien Visconti Hotel proposes summer dining on its ground floor…

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Celebrating 500 Years of Leonardo da Vinci with Fiumicino’s Best Chefs

Leonardo da Vinci, one of Italy’s most celebrated polymath in the Renaissance period,  was commemorated with celebrations on his 500th anniversary. Following the exhibition of some of his flight machines that were replicated in their natural size and a multimedia area with his drawings on the Code on the Flight of Birds at Italy’s main…

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Good Health and Wellbeing Counts at YogAyur Bistrot in Rome

YogAyur, a yoga center founded by yoga and meditation instructor Federico Insabato has enlarged its scope by offering a kitchen that fully completes its philosophy of harmonizing the body, mind and heart under one roof. The newly-opened YogAyur Bistrot proffers a distinctly healthy side of gastronomy offering a cuisine that specializes in vegetarian and variants…

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The Genuine Nipponic Cuisine of Shiroya Restaurant in Rome, Italy

Something was clear in the mind of young entrepreneur Sabrina Bai when she opened Shiroya Restaurant. After extensive travels and work in Japan, she wanted to share her passion and lead the Romans to a gastronomic voyage through the Land of the Rising Sun, taking as much authenticity as she can. The soul of a…

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Il Capriccio di Carla Gelateria in Rome Turns 10 Years Old!

It was on the 9th of May in the year 2009 when Carla D’Ambrosio opened her artisan gelateria in the zone of Pigneto in Rome. From being an employee at the postal office, she left her work as she chose to follow her lifetime passion of making gelato. It was decided on a whim, perhaps…

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Magazzino Scipioni: A Tasting Journey of Fine Synergy of Wine and Kitchen

There are a number of good reasons why Magazzino Scipioni is the right place for a gustatory quest in Rome. The location is just a stone’s throw away from the Vatican Museum, wine racks are filled with more than a hundred interesting  labels from France and Italy (and perhaps a few from other wine producing…

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Trippa Osteria: A Roman Restaurant That Specializes in Tripe

Throughout my childhood I didn’t eat tripe. That’s something that you wouldn’t expect to hear from the owner of a restaurant that specializes in tripe. It’s an antithetical stance considering that Alessandra Ruggeri has chosen this iconic ingredient as a base for the traditional dishes at her restaurant Trippa Osteria. But things make sudden reversals…

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Eating Without Sin at Gola Restaurant in Rome, Italy

At Gola, eating is not just for nurturing your hunger, it also connotes eating to enjoy it without sin. Born from the idea of 28-year old restaurateur Simone Segneri, who comes from a family involved in the food sector, Gola Restaurant has recently reformatted its appearance, philosophy and menu. The scheme of restyling starts with…

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Four Hands Dinner with Host Restaurant and Cannolicchio Osteria di Mare

In celebration of the arrival of spring, Chef Alessandro Capponi of Host Restaurant in Fiumicino and Chef Luca Baldacci of Cannolicchio Osteria di Mare in Rome prepared a full four hands seafood dinner accompanied with the wines of Omina Romana at Host Restaurant on 30 April 2019. Both chefs with their own kitchen brigades filled…

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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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