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30 December 2019

Majestic Liberty Style Brunch at Grand Hotel Plaza in Rome, Italy


The resplendent Palazzo Lozzano built in 1837 showcases the magnificence of Liberty Style architecture from floor to ceiling. A wealth of arches, columns, frescoed ceilings, velvet tapestries, immense crystal chandeliers and furnishings is the backdrop of the of 182-year old palace. Originally built as a bank, it was turned into the Grand Hotel Plaza a century and a half ago serving Rome's historical and prominent patrons. It had its share of celebrated guests who patronized its luxurious setting with the Italian opera composer Pietro Mascagni among its permanent residents from 1927 until his death in 1945. In fact, the hotel's main room, the Mascagni Hall, is named after the world-famous composer. 

20 December 2019

Gagliardo, The Best Bitter in the World Pairs with Italian High Cuisine


Gagliardo Bitter Radicale, the Italian bitter awarded as the best bitter at the 2019 World Liqueur Awards enters the arena of Italian high cuisine. Four dynamic monthly evenings in the key cities of Italy are earmarked for the dinners with cocktail matching made exclusively with Gagliardo. They are not your classic food and drink matching dinners but these are definitely new gastronomic journeys to experience. The first appointment transpired in Rome last 28 November at Acquaroof, the splendid rooftop terrace of The First Roma Arte Hotel with the remarkable creations of starred Chef Daniele Lippi accompanied by the cocktail drinks of Bar Manager Valeria Bassetti.

11 December 2019

Celebrating the First Year of Grilling at Terra Eataly in Rome


November 2019 marked the first year of success for Terra, Eataly's grill restaurant. Lovers of grilled food who have been greeted by the artisan made 3-meter long grill will continue to enjoy the grilled meat, seafood and vegetables of the kitchen. With particular attention given to the superior aspect of food, the oven is fueled only by virgin oak wood from the Italian Calabria region for the unique aromas they give. Terra highlights the philosophy of grilling raw materials of superior quality as it pivots around the principal elements of fire, earth and nature.

05 December 2019

Vio’s Cooking: A Unique Aristocratic Culinary Experience in a Roman Palace


You are in Rome and you have been eating your way around the capital's restaurants with one of the most famous cuisines. Largely Mediterranean, Italian cuisine is also one of the healthiest with keen attention to quality and method of cooking. Undoubtedly, traveling to Rome is not just about visiting the ancient Roman monuments and churches because the local gastronomy plays a great role in getting to know the country.

03 December 2019

Exploring the Unconventional at Anko Restaurant in Rome


A round social table for eight with the illustrious Gianfranco Anko Cancelli at the head of the table and the open kitchen behind him, putting together unexpected innovative dishes. A Promethean cuisine strongly-inspired by the flavors and aromas of Japan awaits you. Think about dining with ipads, pizza boxes, sardine cans and other peculiar serving dishes. Most importantly, imagine a rich gastronomic experience highlighted with its individualistic characteristic. Call it Anko, a homonym with a wealth of meanings in Japanese including a name of an emperor but at Via Regina Margherita 168, it means one thing - A New Kitchen Order.

Emme Restaurant: The New Five-Star Gastronomic Address in Rome


Emme Restaurant is the newest welcoming gastronomic address to set out for in one of Rome's loveliest historical cobblestone alleys with a splendid backdrop of a terraced garden that leads to Villa Borghese. Located inside the five-star boutique hotel Rome Luxury Suites along via Margutta, Emme Restaurant aims to reflect its renowned exclusive zone where Italian celebrities like film director Federico Fellini and painter Renato Guttuso had lived, after it was popularized by the award-winning 1953 film Roman Holiday. Being very central, it can be easily accessed from Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna.