Posts tagged "Italian"
DIY Panini Bar

DIY Panini Bar

Lately my mom has been very clingy, aka she has been requesting I prepare food for her. This comes as a major surprise for me as I always get into cat/dog situations with her because I like to hoard, and she (acts like) she doesn’t like to hoard. So when it comes to matters of...
Unforgettable All'Amatriciana at Ai Bozzi Da Giovanni, Trastevere

Unforgettable All’Amatriciana at Ai Bozzi Da Giovanni, Trastevere

So back to my Roomie Reunion New Year celebration. After a full day of walking all over Rome, and then some, and after having back to back pizza meals for dinner and lunch, we wanted something different. So we hopped onto a cab to cross the bridge to Trastevere where I had a memorable meal...
Naumachia Ristorante Pizzeria, Roma

Naumachia Ristorante Pizzeria, Roma

Just like Piccolo Buco by the Trevi Fountain, it’s a rare find to discover authentic and delicious Italian restaurants by the Colosseum without being lured by the enticing view of the amphitheatre from your dining table. Roomie & I wanted meals that didn’t break the bank yet filled our appetites with quality meals. We decided...
Aria Cucina Manila + Goodie Giveaway (DONE)

Aria Cucina Manila + Goodie Giveaway (DONE)

CONGRATULATIONS TO KAREN ANG! You won the P2000 GC to Aria Cucina Manila! Aria Cucina Italiana I’ve been planning to go 3 for 3 for my Boracay/Labor Day tradition, but since I’m planning on doing a little bit more traveling this year, and people’s schedules don’t seem to click, the closest I’m going to get...
Procacci Panini Tartufati, Firenze

Procacci Panini Tartufati, Firenze

I stumbled by this small shoppe while walking along Via Tornabuoni in Florence. Ok fine, we were shopping; the street alone is a dead giveaway. It looked like a charming shop, and the word tartufati meant only one thing. It’s Truffle Time. Entering Procacci is like walking into a turn of the century purveyor of...
Save the Date: Boracay's Aria Cucina Italiana in MNL + Contest

Save the Date: Boracay’s Aria Cucina Italiana in MNL + Contest

Save the date for the 28th of January as Aria Cucina Italiana crosses the sea from Boracay and brings its cuisine to Manila. The modern contemporary restaurant is the best al fresco dining spot in Boracay since its opening in 2003. Known just as much for its sleek interiors as it is for their Mediterranean...
Tourist Sights and Local Fare at Piccolo Buco

Tourist Sights and Local Fare at Piccolo Buco

So after a whole day spent by myself, unpacking, settling in Rome, lunching and gelato-ing. I was pooped. I was also excited for Roomie to arrive, since her flight was right around dinnertime, so I went back to Roma Boutique Hotel to take a nap and wait in anticipation for her arrival.When Roomie arrived and...
Creative Seafood at Ristorante Crispi 19, Roma

Creative Seafood at Ristorante Crispi 19, Roma

After getting settled at Roma Boutique Hotel, and after getting my luggage opened, I was famished for some late lunch. Since I was a bit disheveled from the happenings of my first day in Rome, I asked for a restaurant recommendation from Umberto, the Front Desk signor. He ushered me towards Via Crispi for a...
SaturDate Cooking Spaghetti Bolognese

SaturDate Cooking Spaghetti Bolognese

I’m turning cooking into the coolest weekend gimmick. In an attempt to limit eating out, ToT decided to make SaturDate a Cooking In Date. Since who I am cooking for is undoubtedly a Bolognese snob, I had to consult three different cookbooks to get familiar with cooking the Ragu sauce. One of them is the official...
ZaZa is for Steak (Bistecca Fiorentina, that is!)

ZaZa is for Steak (Bistecca Fiorentina, that is!)

Let’s retrace the steps… Back in the day, 2003 to be exact, when my brother still had long locks, he took a few months off to live in Firenze for summer school. He learned a lot, did a lot, and the next year when I was off to fly myself to Florence for the same...
Boracay Bound: Hit & Miss Meals on Day One

Boracay Bound: Hit & Miss Meals on Day One

We arrive in Boracay a few hours shy of noon, and we were famished, so we ran to the trusty go-to Boracay restaurant for some early lunch before we began our trek for Loco Frio. We ate at Aria, a staple dining establishment by D’Mall’s entrance from the beach side at Station 2. Serving up pastas and pizzas, it’s...
Finding Comfort in Cheese and Cibo

Finding Comfort in Cheese and Cibo

I need to put my Hong Kong posting on hold. Just for a bit. After a string of busy days, crazy events, and being pulled here, there and literally almost everywhere, I really needed some comfort. Actually, I needed a lot of it. Something familiar and something that always hits a spot. I ended up in Greenbelt 5...
Italia-mania at C's

Italia-mania at C’s

Being a temporary resident of a foreign country exposes you to so many different aspects of their culture: language, lifestyle and cuisine. Obviously, the latter is my favorite of all even though the others are still on my shortlist. When mi studiare a Firenze, I made sure that no meal was left uneaten, no vino...

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