Category Archive: Food and Drinks

Restaurants, tasting, where to go for a drink or a coffee

Cooking lessons: fresh homemade pasta

We met at 11:30 in the morning under the column in Piazza Santa Trinita. Roberta and I were ready! We both made a quick call to our moms (who both laughed when we told them what we were about to do…oh my!), while the other participants joined us. At 11:45 am on the nose, the …

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Opening night at Three Sixty, Grand Hotel Minerva’s Rooftop Bar

Last Thursday, May 21 was the official opening party of the new season of Three Sixty, Grand Hotel Minerva’s Rooftop Bar. After last summer’s success, once again you can come here to sip a poolside drink and enjoy happy hour food with Florence in all its splendor as the backdrop for your evening. The opening …

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Lezioni di cucina: pasta fresca fatta in casa

Appuntamento ore 11.30 ai piedi della colonna di Piazza Santa Trinita. Io e Roberta ci siamo! Una breve telefonata alle rispettive mamme (che ridono entrambe al racconto di cosa stiamo per fare… Mah!), mentre sopraggiungono gli altri partecipanti. Puntualmente alle 11.45 ha inizio il tour C4 organizzato dall’agenzia Caf. Cosa ci aspetta? Lezioni di cucina: …

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“Da Pescatore” restaurant

If you’re looking for somewhere to go for a special occasion, a romantic dinner or just to treat yourself nice, the “Da Pescatore” restaurant is the place to go. As soon as you come in, you’ll be impressed by the column shaped like a champagne glass for the special panache it gives the place! The …

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Champagne Ritual at the St. Regis

It’s seven o’clock and the mood for happy hour strikes. I decide to treat myself to something different than the usual bar and go to a place with extra class, so I head to try out the famous Champagne Ritual at the St. Regis Hotel. I’m ready to see the “sabrage” ritual — opening the …

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Lunching with the chef

Having accepted the invitation we received from the Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM) cooking school in Florence, at 1:00 pm on a Friday, I headed to the upper floor of the Mercato Centrale to take part in its “A pranzo con lo Chef” [Lunch with the chef] class. We went into the kitchen where the courses …

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Taste 2015: Recap

The Taste fair, in its tenth year, has comes to a close once again. For three days (March 7 to 9), Stazione Leopolda was bustling with 320 exhibitors from around the world. This year was once again a booming success and well attended. A spectacular installation greeted visitors at Stazione Leopolda’s entrance, designed by Vetreria …

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Taste: the good eating and Italian lifestyle fair

Running from March 7 to 9, 2015 at Florence’s Stazione Leopolda and the Alcatraz area, with a special installation by architect Alessandro Morade, this special edition of Taste celebrates its 10th anniversary. Taste is about excellence in taste, good eating, the Italian lifestyle and food and kitchen design, and involves key figures from the echelons …

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Taverna del Bronzino

Florence has more than its fair share of historic restaurants and La Taverna del Bronzino is a glorious example of one such establishment. The plaque above the entrance tells us that the restaurant is in the building that once belonged to Santi di Tito, a student of the artist Bronzino (Consul of Florence’s Academy of …

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Il Cibrèo Restaurant

In Florence, when you hear chef Fabio Picchi‘s name, it’s like a guarantee of quality. Everyone knows his name! Since 1979, his restaurant “il Cibrèo” has gone from being a simple osteria to become virtually a place of worship for Florentines and tourists in pursuit of an incredible experience. I decided to treat myself to …

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