Location: Italy
Rome list

Rome list

Rome list

Roscioli – Roman classics and original dishes made with quality ingredients. Recommended dishes: mortadella, Cantabrian anchovies with butter and toast, fresh ricotta, carbonara, rigatoni with yuzu butter and bottarga, rigatoni with butter and Parmigiano. Ask for the French wine list. Trattoria Da Cesare al Casaletto – out of the way,…

17
Feb '19
Mozzarella di bufala paradise in Paestum

Mozzarella di bufala paradise in Paestum

Mozzarella di bufala paradise in Paestum

Between towering Ancient Greek temples and the pristine Mediterranean Sea lies the vast Piana del Sele Paestum. Known for millennia as the “plain of the gods,” this region of Campania in southern Italy is also home to the water buffalo that produce some of the world’s most heavenly mozzarella.

13
Sep '15
Le Peracciole: a farm with a view

Le Peracciole: a farm with a view

Le Peracciole: a farm with a view

Nestled on the tip of the Sorrentina Peninsula, overlooking the Bay of Naples, seventeen acres of lush organic gardens and orchards provide the raw ingredients for Don Alfonso 1890. Run by Alfonso Iaccarino and his wife Livia, the restaurant is an extension of the land the Iaccarinos began…

2
Sep '15
Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia, Milano

Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia, Milano

Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia, Milano

Describing food as “honest” sometimes can sound as confusing as when a chef talks about how he “respects the ingredients”. Dishes and the ingredients they are made of, are not people to be respected for their honesty. Yet, this is how I would describe the cooking at Il…

23
Apr '14
Caramelized "insalata russa" at Cracco, Milano

Caramelized "insalata russa" at Cracco, Milano

Caramelized "insalata russa" at Cracco, Milano

Caramelized “insalata russa” at Cracco ( 2*, Via Victor Hugo, 4, 20123 Milano, Italy; tel.+39 02 876774 ), most famous thanks to a feature in the Oscar nominated movie “I am love”. This snack ,I’ve already had before ,was still pretty ingenious, but I couldn’t say the same about the…

22
Apr '14
Il Massimo del Gelato, Milano

Il Massimo del Gelato, Milano

Il Massimo del Gelato, Milano

There is gelato and then there is Il Massimo del Gelato (Via Lodovico Castelvetro, 18, 20154 Milano, Italy) ,a small, independent gelateria, 1o minutes drive from the city center. Fresh fruit sorbets like orange, mango, passion fruit and various ice cream are excellent and turn out to be…

20
Apr '14
Risotto al salto at La Bettola di Piero,Milano

Risotto al salto at La Bettola di Piero,Milano

Risotto al salto at La Bettola di Piero,Milano

One of my favorite Milanese dishes is risotto al salto, made by pan frying leftover saffron risotto with a little of butter and some grated Parmigiano Reggiano. And where can you find it better than at a simple, traditional, family owned trattoria like La Bettola di…

20
Apr '14
Cappuccino at Sant Ambroeus

Cappuccino at Sant Ambroeus

Cappuccino at Sant Ambroeus

I think half of this croissant with peach jam filling at Sant Ambroeuscafé in Milan is pure butter, the other half – pure pleasure. As for the cappuccino… Oh well, coffee is just one of the bunch of things Italians know how to do better… ( like shoes…

18
Apr '14
Le Calandre, how I travelled to taste THE risotto

Le Calandre, how I travelled to taste THE risotto

Le Calandre, how I travelled to taste THE risotto

I first time heard of Le Calandre (Via Liguria, 1, 35030 Sarmeola di Rubano, Padova, Italy ; tel. +39 049 633000) and it’s risotto from Andy Hayler’s FT.com interview, where he mentioned that there he had the best saffron risotto ever. If someone, who’s been to all the 3…

20
Mar '14
Back to the Stone Age

Back to the Stone Age

Back to the Stone Age

Bone marrow with various smoked herbs at 3 Michelin starred Le Calandre. Will post more soon… (By the way, it’s sister restaurant is opening on Paris passage des Panoramas in May.)

15
Mar '14