Meneghetti, luxury in Croatia

A Relais & Châteaux in Bale, surrounded by vineyards and olives trees

A name I’m sure you’ve already heard. I was a guest in this wonderful place in September 2015 (here’s the story about my stay). I’m sure you’re wondering why I returned… because some things have changed since last time! When I found out that Meneghetti had made some changes I immediately took the opportunity to…

A special lunch with MissClaire’s team

We were at Kruh in Vino in Vila Vipolže to celebrate Christmas

 I’m sure you’ll probably think I’ve got the month wrong and that this article was supposed to be posted in December. But I decided to celebrate Christmas 2018 on the 27th of January so that everyone who contributed to the project during the year could be there! It’s a peculiar choice, right? But not…

A day with Tomaž Kavčič

Let’s discover what’s behind a chef’s life!

As usual things happen by chance. Those of you that follow my Instagram and Facebook stories will know that I’ve been preparing my team’s Christmas lunch. Yes, that’s right, I’m not getting ready for Christmas 2019, we’re going to be celebrating last year’s Christmas! A particular choice, but not original after all, because diplomats always…

Pinija Restaurant in Strunjan (Strugnano)

The perfect place to enjoy the sea all year round!

The Pinija Restaurant & Beach bar opened on the 14th of December, a cute and modern restaurant just 20 minutes from Trieste. We’re in Strugnano, a small locality of Portorose, which is well known for its warm sea water swimming pools. Strunjan, well know for its old salt extraction plant, is in the middle of…

Wrocław/Breslavia: 10 things to see

Here’s what I discovered for you : the city, where to sleep and where to eat …

Have you heard of Breslavia? It’s one of the wester Polish cities that developed on the shores of the Oder river; it’s the fourth largest city in the country and capital of the Bassa Slesia voivodeship. The city’s name in Polish is Wrocław (pronounced “vrotswaf”) but there are actually 156 different names for it; Wrocłow…

Slavonia, 10 things not to miss

Discovering the unexplored Croatia between Hungary and Serbia

This time I visited a little place that’s not so well known, because if I ask you “what do you know about Croatia?” I’m sure you’ll answer “the sea, Zagreb, Split” and maybe something extra. Some time ago the Croatian national tourism institute Croazia Full of Life asked me where I’d like to go for…

Grad Otočec, a dreamlike restaurant

I step into a castle to try some incredible delicacies

I’ve just returned from a truly incredible trip to Slovenia: The sixteenth century castle of Otočec  built on a little island in the middle of the river Krka. I’m just going to tell you about its incredible restaurant 🙂 The building also has a magnificent five star hotel of the Relais & Châteaux chain (there…

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…

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,…