Belmond Hotel Cipriani Unveils Oro Restaurant

The iconic Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Italy has reopened for the 2014 season with a stylish new restaurant overlooking the lagoon. Named Oro, which means ‘gold’ in Italian and loosely translates as ‘perfect’ in colloquial Venetian dialect, the 40-seat eatery was designed by Adam D Tihany, the renowned interior designer behind famous restaurants such […]

Eat, Pray, Love – Pizza Pilgrims Park Up on Dean Street, London

Ever since that scene in Eat, Pray Love at famed Naples pizzeria L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele I’ve been praying for something like it in London. Neapolitan pizza, for me it’s all about the thickness, or should that be thinness.  None of that tomato paste on soggy cardboard bases. Pizza should be crisp and simple. There are a […]

Reality on DVD from director Matteo Garrone

REALITY, from director Matteo Garrone is a take on the world of celebrity culture that delves into the darker side of reality TV as it follows the extreme lengths some people go to for their five minutes of fame.  After winning the 2012 Cannes Grand Prix and rave reviews when it hit UK cinemas in […]

On the Hunt for Truffles in San Miniato Florence

The San Miniato hills, located just one hour from Villa San Michele and Il Salviatino 5* hotels, are home to some of the richest truffle regions in Europe. October and November are the best months of the year to hunt for the rare ingredient and form peak truffle hunting season in Tuscany. In November, this typical Tuscan town hosts […]

Foodography Tour in Puglia: Food For Thoughts, Eyes and Palate

Discovery Puglia offers a new tour in September and October for all those who love food, wine and photography. The tour is divided into two parts: – 3 days where you can independently visit wine cellars and taste Apulian wine, walk through the beautiful towns of Itria Valley and practise with your camera; – 3 […]