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…

Enjoy Collio Experience 2018 is back

A unique event in which to live the complete experience of the local territory

There are quite a few things that get me easily worked up. I particularly love food but I also quite enjoy a good glass of wine. If it’s wine from our territory, from this wonderful region that can boast an enchanted sea and incredible mountains…well, even better 🙂 This is to introduce a unique and…

Villa Nachini Cabassi: winery, restaurant, sale point for the western Collio and…

A trip to Corno di Rosazzo to discover this incredible reality

The first time I set food in the area of Friuli I had the strong impression that “qua se pol” (here things are done). Things are done a little differently here, after all there has always been a little rivalry between Trieste and Udine, which is also connected to their way of like; Trieste admires…

1883 Restaurant & Rooms in Cervignano, a convent from the 17th century gets a new look

A wonderful place managed by three thirty-year olds

As I often say the best things happen by chance. A few months ago I was in Milan for Identità Golose, and while I was talking to Andrea, producer of the rose of Gorizia (Azienda Agricola Lucia), Katia – a beautiful young woman from Trieste – walked over. Andrea introduced her as the owner of…

La Taverna restaurant, a Michelin star that has been shining for 21 years

In Colloredo di Monte Albano (UD) spring has began in the Castle’s orangerie

Imagine yourself walking along a long road and glimpsing in the distance a castle with the Alps in the background. Now imagine an orangerie, some green-houses and service lodgings of this 13th century castle. Imagine they were first used as a tavern and then transformed into a magnificent restaurant. Now you won’t need to use…

Osteria Altran, a very pleasant visit

I’ll take you to the Ruda countryside, to discover incredible flavours

Two and a half years have gone by since I first discovered this incredible restaurant; that time I’d just been there to nose around, using my phone to take pictures. A few days ago, I went back to the article I had written and thought I really should go back and give it a little…

The lost flavours of Cavallo pastry shop in Udine

Surrounded by the warm scent of freshly baked bread let’s discover Enzo’s love for baking

Since 1958, while everyone else is asleep, Enzo Cavallo is in his workshop preparing bread according to the traditional recipe, the same one his father used. You need to look back to the past to properly understand a job which is very hard but very rewarding. A few crumbs of a family’s history. Enzo tells…

Molino Moras, a century of flours

In Trivignano Udinese to discover an old and fascinating trade!

  Often the most pleasant encounters happen by chance: as I was walking along via Felice Venezian one day, I discovered a very particular boutique; a little shop with warm colours and filled with sieves and grain ears. I couldn’t resist.. I headed straight in! I found myself in the Mecca of flours. Incredible! As…

Silverleaf: when silver becomes art

Face to face with Massimo Moreale, goldsmith from Udine.

“Beauty is a form of Genius–is higher, indeed, than Genius, as it needs no explanation. It is one of the great facts of the world, like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in the dark waters of that silver shell we call the moon”. With these words the poet and writer Oscar Wilde described the…

7 things to not miss in Lignano Sabbiadoro

During the event Easy Fish I discovered a new side – and great food – of this seaside town!

  I was a guest at an incredible event recently! For a few days I explored – and tasted! – a different side of Lignano Sabbiadoro, thanks to Easy Fish, an Adriatic fish Festival that this years is at its third edition. An event that is signed by Fabrizio Nonis, a well known face from…