Isle of Capri

As the song says ‘we leave on the tide in the morning‘ to Capri. We weren’t really planning to. One night before we were chatting to our new best friend Gino the bartender when the idea popped up. Then Gino mentioned his son just started to work in a company organising excursions to Capri : ‘veery professional, fast boats, good captains like my son, you swim everywhere, you drink all you want, birra, limoncello ‘ and the decision was made. We met with Joshua, our captain & tour guide in the morning and boarded our speed boat with two more … Continue reading Isle of Capri

Seriously Good Food / Zi’ntonio Mare at Sorrento

When we ask the concierge to recommend a good seafood restaurant in the near-by fishing village , instead of consulting a standard list, he took his time to remember his favourite places and come up with Zi’ntonio’s restaurant on the waterfront of Marina Grande’s little fishing village. Surrounded by hotels on the hills, the village is home to the local fishermen who supply the tourists at the Sorrento Coast with their daily catch. It’s charming in a rundown way with amazing views. Zi’ntonio’s is at the far end of the village directly on the waterfront. The menu is mostly seafood … Continue reading Seriously Good Food / Zi’ntonio Mare at Sorrento

Seriously Good Food / Rose Garden Palace, Rome

When my friend Daniele learned that we’re going to his hometown, he not only made some excellent recommendations, he also made us a dinner reservation at Rose Garden Restaurant where his good friend Andrea is the head chef, promising us a dinner to remember. And Andrea delivered big time with his degustation menu. We started with black squid with pea sauce served with a proseco cocktail and plate after plate we tasted great examples of the modern Italian cuisine. We had seafood salade with papaya sauce which surprisingly added a new level of freshness to the fish, linguine with samphire … Continue reading Seriously Good Food / Rose Garden Palace, Rome