Category Archives: European

Sicily Food Diary: Duomo by Cicco Sultano, Ragusa

Il Duomo was everything I’d hoped for and more: an exquisite fine dining experience, rooted in Sicilian culture, food and ingredients that would be unrepeatable elsewhere. An elegant atmosphere, a chance to try a range of interesting Sicilian wines, and … Continue reading

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Food blogging in Rome

I was lucky enough to spend about four days in Rome before my holidays in Sicily and Southern Italy. Good meals are always on my travel agenda, and writing about those meals serves a few purposes for me: it allows … Continue reading

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Rome Food Diary: Pasta E Vine Come Na’ Vo, Travestere

Where, oh where would I treat myself to homemade pasta for Sunday lunch? That was my question. I considered going back to the exquisite Le Mani in Pasta but decided why not? Let’s try something else, and be guided by … Continue reading

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Rome Food Diary: Fatamorgana Gelato, Travestere

Fatamorgana appears on a number of top ten gelato lists and I was curious to try it out (after being disappointed by one of Rome’s *best* pizzas). For example, Lonely Planet calls Fatamorgana ‘one of the finest among the city’s … Continue reading

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Rome Food Diary: Bonci Pizzarium

When in Italy, and when in Rome, and one reads that there is a place that some people consider the *best* pizza in Rome, well, that is worth a trip. It’s in a quiet area, just off a quiet street … Continue reading

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Rome Food Diary: Le Mani in Pasta, Trastevere

Are nights in Rome always this pretty? After after-work drinks with friends, I walked up from Portuense to find a restaurant that my friend James had recommended. Of course, I didn’t have a reservation, but hoped that I’d get in, … Continue reading

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Rome Food Diary: Baylon Cafè, Trastevere

I went back and forth on this one. While I really wanted to go to Sora Margherita in the Jewish Ghetto, I was reminded of the reviews on TripAdvisor that it can be very hard to get into, if there … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Bistro Guillaume

So, classic with a twist. The famous Guillaume has opened a bistro in the City that is serving up classic French bistro food. It’s not a hole-in-the-wall bistro like you might find on a side street in Paris, but rather … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: House Bar and Bistrot, Kings Cross

Nestled behind Kings Cross at the end of Kellett Street is the House Bar and Bistrot. Chef Mauro Forgillo, who has worked at Fratelli Fresh, Rockpool and Merivale restaurants had the dream to open his own restaurant, and he’s achieved … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Sconery, Chippendale

Sometimes you just have to have a scone, you know? Or at least that’s why we’re heading to the Sconery after a visit to the White Rabbit gallery (usually amazing but I was uninspired by this particular show). But Josh … Continue reading

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