Monthly Archives: May 2014

“Al Fresco” Restaurant’s summer opening

What should we do tonight? It's hot, so how about going to an outdoor restaurant... the first that springs to mind is "Al Fresco", Grand Hotel Minerva's outdoor restaurant in Piazza Santa Maria Novella, which just opened a few days ago for the summer season. Just like last year, an elegant, laid-back atmosphere reigns. We had a glass of prosecco to get started and have something to sip while you peruse the new menu. I went for fish and my friend chose meat. The starter I chose

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The New Upper floor of Central Market

Last April 23, the upper floor of Florence's Mercato Centrale (Central Market) reopened, just in time to honor the 140 years since its long-ago opening in 1874. Once a fruit and vegetable market (now on the ground floor), the first floor has been closed for several years and is now reopening with a spruced-up, modern look and a variety of food stands and shops. Made curious by its newness, on Friday evening I decided to spend the evening there with my boyfriend and a couple of

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Chef Tommaso Calonaci racconta il menu "La Brace", creato in occasione di Fuori di Taste e disponibile presso il nostro ristorante La Buona Novella fino a questa sera. ...

Taste Firenze inizia domani ma già da stasera siamo a Firenze. Per cena siamo stati da La Buona Novella, il ristorante del Grand Hotel Minerva, per provare il menù “La Brace” ideato dallo chef Tommaso Calonaci. I piatti sono nati dalla convinzione che i profumi e i sapori che scaturiscono dalla cottura alla brace facciano parte del nostro background gustativo

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In occasione del Fuori di Taste, il 9 e il 10 Marzo, Chef Tommaso Calonaci propone "La Brace". Un menu che nasce dall’esaltazione di un sapore familiare, quello della brace, che si riscopre in abbinamenti insoliti, freschi e persino dolci. In collaborazione con Koppert Cress.
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