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My life and times in the eternal city and beyond

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Battle of the Chefs: the 2018 SINA Italian Chefs’ Cup Contest

This week I attended the Rome leg of the Italian Chefs’ Cup Contest. The event is held within restaurants of Sina Hotels across Italy and Rome is one of the 10 cities to participate. To date, the initiative has seen 92 Michelin Star chefs, 20 restaurants, 55 events in Italy and 5 around the world (San Francisco, New York, Tokyo and 2 in Thailand), 110 expert judges (of which 12

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Where to eat this Christmas at Rome’s luxury hotels

If you’re living in Rome or passing by for the holidays, here is a list of fine dining events for Christmas and New Years at some of the city’s top hotels. Many of the chefs and venues have Michelin stars and on request, the menu for each event is available through the restaurant / hotel. For further information and bookings, contact the hotels / restaurants directly (web contact is provided

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Noma: The night I flew to Copenhagen for dinner with strangers

Have you ever done something crazy? Like really crazy?  This is the story of an Australian girl in Rome and an English girl in Amsterdam who meet in Copenhagen to make their foodie dreams come true.  When I met Vicky Hampton – the brainchild behind the incredible foodie site Amsterdam Foodie – a few years ago, I just knew good things would happen to me.  And by good things I mean

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Osteria Francescana: The day I ate at the world’s number 1 restaurant (& interviewed the chef too!)

Modena is famous for many things. Pavarotti was born here. Its balsamic vinegar. It’s home to Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini. But I went to Modena for one thing – one thing alone, to dine at the current #1 restaurant in the world, Osteria Francescana. I’d been wanting to dine here for years and when in June this year, the restaurant jumped from #2 to #1 in the world (according to

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Dining at the Guggenheim Museum: Bilbao’s Nerua Restaurant

I knew that I would be eating well in Basque Country. After eating our way around San Sebastián, my sister and I made our way to Bilbao to spend a culturally, foodie weekend with a friend. What I didn’t expect, was Nerua. As I always do, I was reading about some places to eat before arriving and came across it. Located in the Guggenheim, museum of contemporary art, it has

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Stazione di Posta: Where Rome’s Old and New Meld into One

Have you ever eaten in an old slaughterhouse? Well I did recently! And not just any old slaughterhouse. The ex-mattatoio in Testaccio site now houses the MACRO museum, the Citta dell’altra Economia and a Michelin star restaurant and is a place which played a most significant role in the birth of roman cuisine (read more about this in my post about cucina romana).   Stazione di Posta, the brainchild of young roman

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Rome Michelin Star Dining Week

Fine dining doesn’t have to be stuffy or pretentious. And I love it when establishments bring you exactly that – dining in a fine, fine way. You might not even guess (like me) that Enoteca la Torre boasts a Michelin star. I mean it has ‘enoteca’ in its name so you could be forgiven for thinking it’s a wine bar. This one year old Rome restaurant is taking part in

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Rome Restaurants for Michelin Star Dining Week Announced

More than 40 restaurants have today been announced for a series of Michelin star dinners at restaurants across Italy as part of the Dining City Cene Stellate Week. The week will run from 21 to 30 March. Here are the three that will participate in Rome: Metamorfosi 1 Michelin Star Chef: Roy Caceres Cost: €55 www.metamorfosiroma.it Hotel Aldrovandi Palace 2 Michelin Stars Chef: Oliver Glowig Cost: €70 www.aldrovandi.com/en/13/welcome.aspx Pipero al

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Fine Dining in Rome: La Pergola

At the end of August, to bid my sister farewell after an epic European holiday, we dined at what has been referred to as the best restaurant in Rome, if not Italy. La Pergola restaurant and terrace bar is located within Rome’s Hotel Cavalieri (a Hilton Waldorf Astoria hotel) and boasts 3 Michelin stars among many other prestigious international awards. Here, the degustation menu will set you back a lazy

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