Illy: the 10 most common questions about coffee

Does coffee have to be tasted with sugar? What’s a blend? Let’s find out!

Some of you know this story, some of you don’t. When one talks about coffee, it pricks my ears and I’m always ready to decisively take on this subject, like if I was asked about a book that I’ve read a million times page after page, a book that I know by heart. This is…

Architecture itinerary in Trieste: discovering Liberty style as you walk around the city

Some more or less well-known places to see as you walk around the city

As you walk around Trieste you don’t always notice how many Liberty style buildings there are. Often it’s easier to notice the imposing neoclassic or eclectic style which tower over the streets and which are very common in Trieste. Liberty architecture in Trieste (known as Art Nouveau in English) was mostly used on residential buildings…

The restaurant La Casa Gialla in Pordenone gets a new look

An elegant environment for eating some traditional food

We’re in Prata di Pordenone, one of the last commons of Friuli Venezia Giulia before the Region of Veneto. Right here, surrounded by green countryside, is where we find the Casa Gialla (Yellow House), a fabulous restaurant opened by the Furlan family in 1993. The family manages the restaurant until 2010 when they decide to…

Dezen Dezen, traditional prints in Trieste

Hand-made environmental friendly clothing

Traditional scarf prints are reborn here in Trieste (the ones that were onced used in Eastern countries). A traditional item that is reborn in a modern style and that I can’t wait to tell you all about… a story written by Dezen Dezen! This ambitious project (and delightful I should add!) was thought of by…

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…

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…

Villa BellaVista, a dreamy bed & breakfast in Trieste

In Conconello there’s a stunning swimming-pool with a view on the city!

I usually don’t write about bed and breakfasts, but when they are as good as a 5 star Boutique Hotel I couldn’t miss it, could I? Villa BellaVista (beautiful view villa). This lovely building in Conconello couldn’t have a better name, as it has one of the best views of Trieste, a view which people…

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…

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…