My latest San Diego discovery… Seaport Village! On a recent LA getaway, our family enjoyed an entire day of fun and adventure exploring this charming “village” of quaint boutiques, souvenir shops, and restaurants conveniently located adjacent to San Diego’s number one tourist … Continue reading
Classic elegance and sophistication is a rare find, but it’s precisely what you will experience at the Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego. Soon to celebrate 50 years of excellence, the Westgate exceeded my every expectation. Being my first visit, … Continue reading
National Republic Day ITALY When in Rome….toss that coin at the Trevi ✨ ✨ Today is National Republic Day here in Italy. It is a national holiday as well. It is the day Italy ended monarchy and became … Continue reading
One of our stops today was at Giuditta Brozzetti Museum. Old Franciscan church converted to a workshop – when in Perugia I would recommend that you visit and experience a true craftsmanship. Each piece is so unique and special because … Continue reading
Ristorante San Lorenzo All the feels…this medieval town brings. 🇮🇹 after a lovely reception and welcome dinner by the Perugia Chamber of Commerce and a refresher on the importance of using ONLY authentic Italian products. There are abundance of … Continue reading
Spoleto ITALY Its origins date back as far as 241 BC. I had few hours to spare before our welcome dinner with the Perugia Chamber of Commerce. The map says there’s a castle, I seek for castles…naturally. This one is … Continue reading
Nuvola Lavazza – Museo Lavazza is the new space from this beloved Turin coffee company. It was just opened to the public in April 2018, A journey in over 120 years of history. Designed by architect Cino Zucchi. This will … Continue reading
Torino, I love you. Because you gave birth to espresso. An afternoon visit to this charming caffe Orso Coffee for coffee tasting & Giullinao coffee history.
Chocolate, in my opinion is the greatest gift your tongue has ever been gifted! The second chocolate factory tour was at Domori(the fine chocolate company) It’s an award-winning chocolate part of the Illy group and is the first company in … Continue reading
Wrapped an amazing week of culinary delight with a visit to not one but two chocolate factory and a coffee lab(two of my most favorite treats in the world). First stop, Caffarel – 190 years of history founded in 1826. … Continue reading
Torino, Alba and its surrounding territories now count one of Italy’s highest concentrations of Michelin-starred restaurants. One such example is Scannabue Ristorante serving a superb agnolotti and the most scrumptious veal cheek.
Vermouth tasting. Vermouth was created here in Torino. It truly is a superior elixir, based on Moscato Bianco(only Moscato can be used) It was introduced to the Duke of Savoy and became the drink of the royal court. I felt … Continue reading
Amazing lunch with stunning views at Locanda del Boscogrande in Asti.
A visit to Consorzio di Asti for a tasting of Asti Dolce, Asti Secco, Moscato d’Asti docg.
Palazzo Righini, was my home for 2 days in Fossano. Fossano is a town founded in 1236 located in the province of Cuneo in Northen Italy. Four hundred years of history, stuccoes, frescoed ceilings, stones and hand-baked bricks adorns this … Continue reading
A beautiful dinner at Ristorante Condividere by Lavazza to wrap up a full week of gastronomic delight. This trip was such a full immersion of the food & wine culture of Piedmont/Langhe area. Piedmont has a cuisine unlike any other … Continue reading
Explored the grounds of Castle of Pollenzo, a neo-gothic architectural complex. Pollenzo acquired its medieval look by the influence of King Carl Albert of Savoy, who summoned the most famous artists of his time to work over the Church of … Continue reading
Tonight was an exquisite experience. A beautiful ride up the hills of Piedmont and cruising through charming little towns on the way to Castiglione Falletto for a wine tasting of Piedmont’s crown jewel, the Barolo red. Followed by al fresco … Continue reading
Here for University visit, cooking demo & workshop plus we get to cook! (Pictured – our masterpieces!) University of Gastronomic Sciences, the biggest of its kind in the world, teaches food from all places around the world. Anything you can … Continue reading
We lost two cultural icons this week, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain; I believe that we are all collectively shocked. Tomorrow, I will embark on my own “Parts Unknown” travel to beautiful Piedmont, Italy. On arrival, my first sip of … Continue reading