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…

Boutique Hotel Alhambra & Villa Augusta, a royal holiday in Lussinpiccolo

An unforgettable weekend in the bay of Cigale!

Close your eyes and imagine a hotel fit for a king. Done? Well whatever you had imagined, I’m sure it comes nowhere close to Alhambra, a shiny hotel in Lussinpiccolo, affiliated with the prestigious hotel chain “Small Luxury Hotels of the World”. Even the structure, a building in Secession style,  will leave you breathless; this…

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…

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…

Three years of MissClaire, with tears of joy here we are!

After all this hard work I decided to celebrated with a brunch at Portopiccolo

You should know by now that Sunday I celebrated MissClaire’s three year anniversary in the lovely location of Portopiccolo. And quite a few readers joined the celebrations J Do you know how this adventure started? It was February 2015 when I had an insane epiphany and decided it was time to give MissClaire her own…

New opening for Gabin “Gusto esclamativo”

Four new openings in four years: the secret for success!

All we hear about lately is crisis, stalled economy and taxes that choke industry. So, when you encounter companies that are managing to succeed and grow, your hope spikes up and you feel a smile spreading. Of course, it’s not easy for anyone: you need sacrifice, perseverance, talent and professionalism as well as many other…

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…

Lokanda Devetak, six generations of restaurant owners since 1870 (and much more!)

Where hospitality and good food are a habit

We’re in San Michele del Carso, a place filled with history because it was the location of many battles during the First World War. And it’s right here that the Devetak family has been continuing their tradition of great food and hospitality for the past 130 years. It opened initially as a place where people…

Enoteca Sgonico, the best selection of raw fish ever!

Just a few ingredients, incredible and simple recipes

Maybe not everyone knows… This is how I’d start the article because I didn’t know that just a few kilometres from home there was this little place which serves raw fish! I discovered it a few weeks ago when I went there for dinner with some friends; they were surprised (I’d say almost shocked) when…