Disco Volante – Vienna

Life in Vienna is great! I’ve been here for a couple of weeks now and I am slowly settling down and adjusting to life here. To feel a bit more at home, tonight I had a pizza night with my friend MK. We went to Disco Volante, a cool pizzeria in the 6th district. The…

Brass Monkey – Vienna

So…I finally arrived in Vienna and here I am, writing my first post from here! The blog just turned one year, so it is kind of symbolic to start the second year of the blog from the new city I’m living in. I have already written about a Viennese gem, the Cafe Ansari, as a…

Cafe Ansari – Vienna

In only 10 days I will move to Vienna, so I thought it was about time to write of some restaurants that I visited there in the past. Cafe Ansari is a Georgian café and restaurant, located in the second district, very close to the city center. It is run by a Georgian family who…

Luigi Taglienti – Restaurant Trussardi alla Scala

During the past months we had quite a few food festivals in Milan. The most recent was “Taste of Milano” whilst a previous one I attended was “Mi Gusto Tortona“, held during the Design Week. In both occasions, I had the chance to see the charming Luigi Taglienti presenting some of his dishes and explaining…

La Fiaschetteria – U Fundu (Sestri Levante, Italy)

I visited La Fiaschetteria last January, just after New Year’s Eve, with WJT and our dear friends PL and EK who came to Italy for a trip during the Christmas holidays. We had a splendid night. I warmly recommend you to try this restaurant if you are around in the region of Liguria, it’s a…

Mucche e Buoi (Milan, Italy)

Today I want to recommend you a restaurant in Milan that I visited some times ago with my friend LC: Mucche e Buoi. We kicked off this all-meat dinner with a trio of bruschette. The first of the three breads was topped with mozzarella and friarielli, which is a vegetable known especially in Naples and…

Don Lisander (Milan, Italy)

It can hardly get more Milanese than this! Don Lisander is a well established traditional Milanese restaurant, situated in Via Manzoni, a central street in the heart of Milan between the Quadrilatero della Moda and the business area of Piazza Affari. A tiny dining room obtained from the chapel of Palazzo Trivulzio (built in the…

Harwood Arms (London, UK)

Here is, finally, my review about Harwood Arms, where I had dinner with WJT on my first weekend in London this fall. It is a gastropub with 1 Michelin star: a typical London pub made simply elegant by candles, dim lights, wild flowers on wooden rustic tables, non-matching chairs and, obviously, a traditional bar serving…

Pizzeria da Rita ed Antonio (Milan, Italy)

Today it’s pizza! As an Italiana I have no choice but to write about it. Many think pizza is just pizza – if you’re one of them, I hope to change your mind in this post. Pizza can be made in many different ways – I’ll describe you a few key styles, so that next…

Cafè Trussardi alla Scala (Milan, Italy)

After having been completely enchanted by the “big brother” of the Trussardis, I decided to call on the “little brother” as well, accompanied by my own little brother. The café is situated on the other side of the building than the shop, consequently being in a much less congested street. This relative tranquillity makes the…

Trussardi alla Scala (Milan, Italy)

I recently started a new job and my office is very close to the opera house La Scala in Milan. This made me feel obliged to check out the famous and stylish restaurant Trussardi alla Scala and its little brother, Trussardi Café. In this post, you find the restaurant; the Café will follow soon. This…

Baldin (Genoa, Italy)

The first restaurant I want to write about is Baldin (1 Michelin Star; 2 Forks/81 points Gambero Rosso). A gem in the worse part of Genoa (Sestri Ponente). If you ask any Genoese how that zone of Genoa is, they will open their eyes wide and shake their heads wondering why, with all the beautiful…