Il Pane Quotidiano, a successful company from TRIESTE, ready to open overseas

Eight stores, two new openings and one hundred employees

“I started working as a mechanic when I was 13. On my way to work in the mornings I would stop at a bakery in Longera to buy a sandwich for lunch; one day the baker asked me if I’d like to work for him, they had a vacancy”. This is how Paolo Fontanot’s story…

Pri Lojzetu, also called Zemono with Tomaž Kavčič

In Vipava to try a menu with autumn flavours

It was 2017 when I first told you about this restaurant in the Valley of Vipava. The article I wrote about it earned the highest number of views I’ve ever received! Today I went back to meet Tomaž and Flavia because… you can’t delay a dinner invitation for too long, right? Over the past years…

Palagurmé, Food & Beverage training in Friuli Venezia Giulia

In Pordenone, five themed areas for professionals and enthusiasts

It was opened two years ago with the desire to unite everything connected to the food & beverage world, it’s a reality opened to everyone, from enthusiast to those who work in the industry. The motto here is “WE ARE INCLUSIVE NOT EXCLUSIVE!” Shall we check it out? Read it all through because at the…

Alpe Adria cuisine in Klagenfurt

The first edition of a seven day event dedicated to exceptional food

For one week, from the 24th to the 30th of September, Klagenfurt became the heart of Alpe Adria, with dinners prepared by famous chefs from Slovenia, Italy and Austria and a colourful market with 30 selected producers. The latter were all from the countries mentioned above. As you know I’m often invited to these events,…

Vatta Cafè, a change in the kitchen with Peter Patajac

Semptember is bringing a few surprised… let’s discover them together!

You have to read until the end because there’s a surprise 😉 I’m sure you don’t need to be introduced to café Vatta, right? In Trieste it’s very well known and I’m sure anyone from Trieste has been there at least once. About a year ago I had told you about the incredible breakfasts they…

Lange Tafel 2018, the most incredible dinner in Styria

An unforgettable evening under the stars in Graz!

Probably most of you have never heard about it. The “Long Table of Graz” is an incredible event which takes place in Graz, the beautiful capital of Styria J A special appointment if you love food and beverages like I do! It’s not a random choice that the “Long Table” is hosted in this city because,…

A private chat with Lidia Bastianich

Small talk with a truly successful woman at Orsone

Abroad she is an icon of well-known cooking shows. A successful woman with a complicated background, Lidia Bastianich, in life Lidia Matticchio, feels at home at Orsone, a restaurant in Cividale del Friuli surrounded by the family property (I had told you about it some time ago https://www.missclaire.it/foodbeverage-eng/orsone-lidia-e-joe-bastianichs-italian-american-home/ ) This is where we met for…

Gostilna Mahorčič: in Rodik for an experience that tells a story.

Four generations, more than a hundred years through the tradition of taste.

Here I am with my 500 L (Fiat) dated 1972 driving among the meadows of the Slovenian Karst, just 13 minutes from the Pesek border.The sun is setting and gives me a fantastic light that illuminates the small town of Rodik, its stone bell tower and the few houses divided by narrow streets. Pure magic.…

Villa Mirasasso: location for weddings, corporate and private events

In Sežana there is always something new!

“Return to Sežana. Not to the future”, if anything to the past .. because you should remember that I have already told you about this magnificent place, the wonderful Villa Mirasasso and its history, the events held here and the fabulous greenhouse with botanical garden :-. The perfect location for a wedding, really! So “I…