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All Posts from June, 2013

A different kind of pizza – eating a slice at Forno Roscioli in Rome

Back from a few days at a wedding in Tuscany we had another one-night layover in the “eternal city” and of course I was again on a foodie mission. The few blogs I looked over before our trip all mentioned Roscioli’s bakery as an institution, albeit controversially discussed. Somewhere, I don’t exactly remember where, I read that especially the dough at Roscioli was outstanding and so I decided to go for it. The Forno  is located in one of the narrow streets of Centro Storico and besides pizze, offers plenty of other baked goods. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Italy,Restaurants,Rome

Restaurant Baccano, Rome – an Italian wine-brasserie

So you’re a wine amateur and are planning a vacation in Rome? You are certainly going to ask yourself where to find good wine lists that won’t hurt your bank account too much. Well, I am not at all a pro when it comes to Rome and its dining scene, but the one wine restaurant I experienced, I can pass on to you as a tip without hesitating. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Italy,Restaurants,Rome

La Pariolina Pizza & Cucina in Rome

A one night layover in Rome and it was my first time in this city. Luckily I had a few tips in my pocket. After a short walking tour (Our Alitalia flight was 3 hours late, so we had to skip a few landmarks) we took a cab and headed to La Pariolina, a pizzeria and restaurant located in Parioli, one of the nice bourgeois parts of the city behind the Villa Borghese park. The tipp came from Winepunk Marco Zanetti, a sommelier turned “terroirist”, importing indigenous grape wines to Germany and maybe soon to your country as well. The particular thing about this Roman pizzeria is that it not only offers a nice wine list, but also a great craft beer list. Beer friends among you might know that a huge microbrew wave has been hitting Italy these last years. So here are a few impressions and I can only say that it was a great place to stop by, not only for the beer but also for good food emphasizing quality ingredients and also for its great atmosphere with not many tourists. Read the rest of this entry »

2011 “La Gerbaude” Côtes Du Rhône, Domain Alary

Ein guter französicher Rotwein für weniger als 10 Euro? Viele Weinliebhaber begeben sich bei dieser Aufgabenstellung direkt in Richtung Rhône. Zu recht, sind dort immer noch die meisten Weinschnäppchen des Landes zu finden. Doch auch hier gibt es zahlreiche Weine, die mit vordergründiger Frucht blenden und im Endeffekt einfach nur konfitürig und “gemacht” wirken. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: France,Rhône
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