Dubrovnik: the gastronomic tour

Here is where to go!

Here we are! After having told you about Dubrovnik’s history and having shown you its beauties (here the link to the previous article), the moment has come to think about the real stuff: FOOD. Are you ready? It’s a long road, I’m telling you. Swing by Stara Loza,a fantastic restaurant where you can also sit…

Have a wonderful lunch at Konoba Morgan.

I’m in Brtonigla to discover wonderful game dishes.

Vineyards, olive trees and the blue sea in the distance. Today I’ll take you with me to Brtonigla, to try a really inviting place in this charming corner of Istria. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome at Konoba Morgan! However unpleasant may the weather be in this season, here you can be lucky and have a wonderful…

Lussino and the best things to see

Culture, sea, history, plants, food and wine and breathtaking views

After setting off to discover the island of Cres (here’s the article), my Croatian adventure continues in Lussino, an island connected to Cres by a bridge. It can also be reached by ferry from Pola, Zara or from Brestova if you pass through Cres – like I did –  to then drive to the dolphin…

Restaurant Diana, Steak House in Lussinpiccolo

In the bay of Cigale by the sea with the flavors of Croatia

You’d probably think that in Lussinpiccolo you can only eat fresh fish, but I discovered that here, as well as the excellent scampi (in the months of May and June), you will also find excellent meat dishes! We’re in the pine woods of the bay of Cigale, which is considered one of the most beautiful…

Savoy: a royal lunch with a modern feel

Surrounded by the most elegant furnishings, a quick lunch break that everyone can afford!

I’d already mentioned this wonderful place, a jewel of Trieste: the Savoia Excelsior Palace is a 4 star hotel in the centre of the city, just round the corner from Piazza Unità. In this enchanted place, you’ll feel surrounded by the luxury of the past century, it was in fact built at the beginning of…

The best breakfast in Trieste?

These are the places where I like to go for a great start to my day!

MUG If you’re looking for a bakery, head to Mug! Here Elena Giuffrida achieved her little dream, because she has been a pastry chef only since 2013, before she used to work in the cinema business! A year ago, on the sweetest day of the year, the 14th of February 2016, she opened Mug in…

The dishes that most impressed me!

When memories don’t come from your mind but from taste.

As usual, at the end of every December it’s report time! I think about all the lovely experiences I shared with you: lots of journeys, incredible trips, fun visits, tastings… And as I thought about my food and wine tours – where I discovered the best of the territory and new recipes to share with…

The largest vinegar producer in the world? In Manzano (Udine): it’s Midolini!

2.300 barrels store an incredible balsamic vinegar!

I’d visited the vinegar producer Midolini a few months ago, but I’ve already gone through my batch, so my son requested some more and, as the good mother I am, I went back to Midolini to buy some more. Surrounded by 35 hectares of vineyards of their property, among Refosco and Friulano I finally reach…

Istrian Tapas: Istrian flavours with a modern twist

How to promote small local producers thanks to good quality raw materials.

In Portorose, along the seafront and just below the Hotel Slovenjia, the new fashion of Spanish tapas is going strong, offering small snacks and nibbles to go with your aperitivo. Today I’m heading there to discover this new restaurant with a modern look and open space; I’m immediately captured by great white walls filled with…

Italian Fable: From Italy to Trieste and then to the rest of the World

The start-up that offers a selection of delicacies in their Surprise Food Box

A few months ago, as I was taking a walk along Trieste’s Karst, I met an old friend, Paola Fonda, that told me that she spent the last two years traveling around Italy, looking for Italian food delicacies from companies that respect nature in their cultivation and farming techniques and that search for a balance…