Tanja and “Il dolce del Carso” (pastries from the Carso)

In Doberdò, in the province of Gorizia, the Karst’s nature turns into sweetness.

( Ph. “Le Monetine” with wild fennel of Karst of Puress.Oil ) Tanja is a versatile, creative and eclectic girl. Class of ’82, she graduated from the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice as a Russian translator, and then started working in graphic and design. To indulge in her passion for cuisine, she followed a few master classes in…

PURO: Unique pleasure and original refreshment. A different dinner in Trieste

A successful project in the heart of the city

I’m going to start by saying that I have a surprise for you. I know that you’ll now be consumed with curiosity, wondering what I’ve come up with this time. Well you just need to be patient. “Patience is a virtue” they say, even if in this case it would be best put as “patience…

LabLab tailor coats, made in Trieste

Sveva turns your dreams into reality

Cheerful, energetic, resourceful, creative, original. These are Sveva’s qualities, young designer from Trieste (class of 1991) that decided to launch her first brand “LabLab” on the market. Coats for men and women made with different fabrics and following one only rule: customize! Her specialty is to create a specific coat for each client, choosing with…

A few tips on how to get your table ready for the holidays

The clue word is “Spendind review”. Sometimes you don’t need much to make a great impression.

One of the unwritten rules of my life is to always look good without spending too much. This principle, that I often use in my style, I also applied it while setting the table for MissClaire’s Christmas lunch. A traditional, classic table but enriched with vintage details. For whoever likes this style will find the…

Christmas lunch? Company party? Here’s my suggestion about how to organize something special

I open my house up to my staff…

Like every year, it’s already Christmas time and we’re filled with occasions to celebrate. It’s always the right moment to have a drink and something to eat with friends. Drinks, dinners and parties that really don’t help us, common mortals, to keep our figure and even keep guilty feelings away. Like everyone else, I’m always…

Locanda Gaudemus: for three generations they greet travellers

A restaurant, ten rooms, a garden and a relax area

Tasting menu with 4 or 9 dishes, respectively 30.00 Euros or 50.00 Euros. Everything is based on fish, wine not included. This is where my story starts from today, and the main character is Locanda Gaudemus, a restaurant in Sistiana, a fraction of the commune of Duino-Aurisina in the province of Trieste. I chose to…

Zidarich, an excellence from Trieste’s Karst

Wine producers since the 1800

The wine from Zidarich’s cellar has stolen my heart. I met it (and tasted it) for the first time a few years ago, during  “Mare e Vitovska” a tasteful wine and food event, hosted in the appealing Castel of Duino. Despite my “love” for this wine, I don’t know much about Zidarich’s canteen… I know…

L’Albero Nascosto

Discovering Trieste: sweet dreams in an 18th century building

A beautifully renovated building from the end of the 1700, in the heart of the city center, hides away a cute little hotel with 10 rooms and few small apartment. The owner, Aldo, is an art collector and he invested his love for vintage objects into his hotel, decorating it as if it was his…

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