The two-week Italian journey of the eleven talented young Korean chefs of Esprit Chef concluded in Rome after their culinary tour in Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto and Puglia. The capital is the final stage of their traveling itinerary that has led them to discover the genuine Italian cuisine and find new inspiration in creating more innovative dishes.
In the labyrinth of alleys that lead to unexpected turns amidst ancient stone houses and cave dwellings dating back from the Paleolithic or better known as Old Stone Age, you arrive to the 18th-century Palazzo Torraca (Torraca Palace) where Dimora Ulmo Ristorante is settled in. It is an elegant building previously owned by the Ulmo Family, one of the richest and aristocratic families in the city, flanked by the traditional dwellings of the Sassi of Matera, taking part in the distinctive layout of Matera.
The Istituto Culturale Coreano (Korean Cultural Institute), hosted the world-renowned Buddhist monk Jeong Kwan, popularized by her role as the protagonist of the TV program Chef’s Table on Netflix (season 3) in a series of events in Rome.
In their quest for producing excellent wines that best represents their land and philosophy, Sensi Vini added a new wine label that they have dedicated to women.
Hotel Vilòn is a charming 5-star luxury hotel which is a member of the Small Luxury Hotel of the World. And tucked at the end of the ground floor of the hotel is Adelaide Restaurant, a very charming novelty of the Roman gastronomy.
Hotel Hassler, an icon of the capital for its luxuriant hospitality for more than a century, stands proud just a few meters from the Church of the Trinità dei Monti on top of the Spanish Steps. It has recently renovated and it still maintains its high standard of quality and affluence in perfect balance with its historical past, present and future.
Restaurant Christian Etienne had been under the control of Chef Christian Etienne for so many years and had maintained its Michelin star from the time he received it in 1988. In 2016, he sold it to his second-in-command for 16 years, Chef Guilhem Sevin. Here’s how they kept their Michelin Star with new menu items and nods to their history.
In one corner of Tuscany in the north, sandwiched between Pistoia and Florence and surrounded by the Calvana mountains, there is a small city enclosed by 14th century walls called Prato. It is a culinary gold mine.
Anyone who loves to delve into the pleasurable intricacies of the French cuisine shouldn’t miss Restaurant Fanny Rey et Jonathan Wahid in Saint Rémy de Provence. Experience the southern French cuisine in the hands of two accomplished young chefs, Fanny Rey and Jonathan Wahid.
Walk your way along Via Giulia then turn towards Vicolo del Malpasso and you will see a charming restaurant with a few modern external tables set on the old Roman cobblestones. Fringed with leafy green plants and flower pots with glass walls where you can see through the restaurant’s contemporary interior. An open kitchen upon entry assures you of transparency in the cuisine of Giulio Terrinoni, Chef Patron of Per Me Ristorante.
Immersed in vineyards in the town of Genzano, Monte 2 Torri Gourmet Ristorante, a newly-opened gourmet restaurant emerges from an ancient Roman cistern.
Arriving and leaving Rome by plane, you pass through the town of Fiumicino where Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is located. Fiumicino is where Romans head for great seafood and more.
South Tyrol has the most number of Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy. Given its distinctive cultural influences and the abundance of natural resources, the cuisine is prominently alpine in foundation.
Take a peek inside this year’s Vinitaly, an international wine exposition and competition and check out a few of the favorite wines.
Located far outside of Rome, the two Michelin starred restaurant, Ristorante La Trota, is well worth the trip to have a taste of its food.
2014 had a rainy start to the growing year for the grapes in the region of Montefalco Sagrantino, but it finished sunny and strong. Here are favorite bottles of the 2014 releases.
Located between Italy and France, this 5-star hotel is a Relais & Chateaux property and made up of a sprawling property with a pool, gardens and 18-hole golf course. Not only is La Meridiana tranquil, but it comes with top-notch gastronomy.
Perpetual is a newly opened spot in Rome boasting three levels complete with food laboratories, a wine bar, restaurant and bistro with big team of international chefs. Step inside for a burst of creativity and imagination.
A Michelin-starred Alsatian wine and food restaurant, L’Atelier du Peintre is open for lunch and dinner and takes time to make sure the palates of their youngest patrons are pleased, too.
Eit is a newly-opened restaurant in Rome from one-Michelin starred Chef Luigi Nastri. They don’t have a menu with traditional dishes listed but instead a list of 8 ingredients that the diners can choose from. Everything about the restaurant is about the number 8. Eight half seasons, 8 wine varieties for the wines and 8 tastes and flavors, even 8 tables.
Although quite a westernized dish, the birthplace of fettuccine alfredo is indeed in Rome. Discover the restaurant that created it.
Striving to introduce diners to unique seafood that is often uncommon, Pascucci al Porticciolo Restaurant creates fish dishes that are some of the freshest in Fiumicino.
Vicariously travel to this Italian restaurant in a 13th-century manor house that sits atop one of many rolling hills with scenic views of the sprawling vineyards. Buon Appetito!
In the quiet and charming town of Ljubljana in Slovenia, Chef Janez Bratovž whips up amazingly fresh dishes at JB Restaurant that have landed him on the list of 50 best.