Top 10 Dishes of 2015

Baccala, Baccala, Baccala (Cod) – Ristorante Sissi, Merano, Italy Baccala Mantecato (Whipped Salt Cod), Fried Baccala Throat, Baccala Tripe with Tomato and Basil Oyster Cream with Clam Gelée – Maaemo at Ikarus, Salzburg White Asparagus Salad with Fresh Curd Cheese – Meirei, Vienna Scallops with Smoked Butter – Maaemo at Ikarus, Salzburg Goat Milk Risotto with Garden Herbs and Greens – La Bottega di Buon Caffè, Florence … Continue reading Top 10 Dishes of 2015

Osteria Santo Spirito

The bustling Piazza Santo Spirito is the social center of the Oltr’Arno and one of the most popular dining and drinking destinations for tourists and locals alike. At first glance it might appear touristy,  but listen to the conversations between large flocks of friends enjoying a beer or a spritz outside on the piazza and you’ll realize many are Italian. The square is full of … Continue reading Osteria Santo Spirito

Top 10 Restaurants from 2014

A restaurant is rarely just about the food, it is always colored by the company, the state of being, the location, even the wine and the weather. Here were my top selections from 2014. These were some of the best and most memorable meals, but there were certainly other just contenders, places like Ristorante Crocifisso in Noto, Sicilia, or Ristoro del Lamole in Chianti. It … Continue reading Top 10 Restaurants from 2014

Villa San Giovanni degli Eremiti

Sit in the courtyard and escape the chaos of the Palermo city streets. You are just steps away from the famous Chiesa di San Giovani degli Eremiti and its garden oasis. In fact, you are in your own little oasis. Relax, enjoy and let the wonderful staff guide you. Service is friendly and accommodating, providing guidance to diners and eager to make suggestions, they will steer … Continue reading Villa San Giovanni degli Eremiti