4 restaurants with wonderful art collections

4 restaurants with wonderful art collections

Art and food have always had a harmonious relationship, showcasing art in restaurants is hardly a new concept. Starting with the days when chefs-proprietors and artists were swapping food and drinks for artworks to hang in the dining room to today’s many modern restaurants which are still showcasing all forms…

17
Sep
Location: Italy
5 favourite wines from the French & Italian Mediterranean coast

5 favourite wines from the French & Italian Mediterranean coast

Luxeat Insider · 3rd ED.

5 favourite wines from the French & Italian Mediterranean coast

Luxeat Insider · 3rd ED.

by Mirazur’s Benoit Huguenin Well under thirty-years-old, head sommelier at three-MICHELIN-starred restaurant, Mirazur in Menton France, Benoît Huguenin represents a new generation of wine experts. “The first words chef Mauro (yes, he’s referring to chef Mauro Colagreco) said to me were, ‘I don’t want a classic sommelier,’” he tells the…

7
Aug '20
The grand tortellini debate or Don’t mess with the Nonna!

The grand tortellini debate or Don’t mess with the Nonna!

Luxeat Insider · 2nd ED.

The grand tortellini debate or Don’t mess with the Nonna!

Luxeat Insider · 2nd ED.

by Edoardo Celadon There’s likely no country in the world that has exported its cuisine better than Italy. To be honest, we Italians usually consider this fame a double edged sword; on one hand the expertise and the selection of products on which our country prides itself and on the…

27
Jun '20
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. The…

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 cultivating 25…

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 Luogo di…

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 rest. It…

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 identical to…

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 favourite 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 Piero (Via Orti, 17, 20122 Milano,…

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 Ambroeus café 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 for example!)…

18
Apr '14