We are happy to start the new year sharing with our readers TR 2011 highlights. They are referred to both Italian and English blogs and to our food tour offer launched few weeks ago.
A beautiful year for us, ended up with the participation to Best Bites in Rome, 2011 by Katie Parla (many thanks for asking to contribute!) and the huge surprise in seeing our post about Roman Trattorie among the 2011 five most viewed on the popular Italian web magazine Dissapore. You can read the English version “Cheap Roman Eats“ or find here the Italian one in Dissapore.
Our 2011 last post is a “calendar” from our current year food memories and pictures. It aims also at providing a quick set of recommendations to be experienced in the course of 2012. In each month a culinary speciality is highlighted, including some of the best places where you can taste it, in our opinion of course. It represents our emotional journey since most of the mentioned food can be eaten during the whole year, or at least for the entire season.
Currently Rome culinary scene is changing rapidly so keep reading our posts and our tweets (@tavoleromane) for updates during the next year!
We are happy to publish a new guest post after the great Blå Kongo review from chef John R. @caputmundicibus. This time the author is Steven Brenner, an American that together with his wife Linda owns the stylish Beehive Hotel in Rome as well as the accommodation service Cross-Pollinate that specializes in handpicked properties in Rome, Florence, Venice, Paris, Barcelona and London. Despite he and his family currently live in Orvieto, a small medieval hill town in Umbria, they are very active in the Roman bloggers community. Steve was so kind to write a nice post for our readers about pizza in Rome and describing his favorite: Da Remo! It’s a pizzeria we also love and recommend for Roman style “dough’s disc” (disco di pasta) as we like to call pizza.
We are honored to have been asked to write a guest post for a blog we love and follow always with great interest, Food Lover’s Odyssey.
Thank you Kathy! It is a virtual Roman “passeggiata” that will walk you through 10 special addresses for Christmas pastries and sweets shopping, organized in three categories: Roman identity, Jewish tradition and other Italian regions.
Please read here our guest post!
Earlier than usual here you can find our recommendations for restaurants to go for 2011 Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations. We have just completed some research whose results spur from a selection among the places we personally know and like to recommend to our friends. This is our “sharing” philosophy which we feel and hope may be helpful not only to our traditional readers, but also to the occasional ones who found us through our new Food Tours initiative in Rome, as well as to Chowhounders whose requests for information started to appear on the Italy board a few weeks ago.
If you ask to a Roman ”what is Settembrini?” few people will answer “an Italian patriot” or “a street name”. All Roman foodies know this restaurant, founded in 2009 by Luigi Nastri in the homonymous street name located few steps from piazza Mazzini in the area most crowded by lawyers and TV people. And Nastri has expanded its food spots with the opening of the Settembrini Caffè at the door close to the restaurant and Set’ bookstore/take away at the opposite side of the same street.
Suddenly we had an idea! We took two basic ingredients: our passion for good food and drink, then added our boundless love for Rome and its profound, constantly-moving inner self.
Don’t be afraid! We are not crazy: we have not the intention to write a Decalogue of places where to eat in London. With just a few days of rest – just consumed – would not be really possible, nor it would be serious!
So what do we tell you? We decided to write five addresses for a whole food day in London, from morning to evening. Five stops – for all pockets – that excited our taste buds.
Let’s go in order, late breakfast time. 09.30am.
After the first guest post a few months ago (we were celebrating the first blog birthday) we are honored to host a brand new one post written by John R.
Meeting John was for us one of those cases where we bless twitter and those who created it. We have begun to know him in tweets with the name of @caputmundicibus (so much his passion for Rome is in spite of the Swedish origin).
If you are in Vatican area and you are interested in enjoying some local food, here is a list of places we like with a useful map. A way to avoid the many “tourist traps” that are in the streets around to the Basilica. The list includes also some places such as Settembrini and V-ice accessible with a 20 minutes stroll that allow to taste some of the best food in the city.