All posts tagged: Restaurant

3 x 3 tips on where to have breakfast, lunch, aperitivo and dinner in Milan!

Ok, June has started, so it’s supposed to be good weather, right?! But for some reason it’s not always the case. So what about a city escape to another city? And what about Milan?! Since after the Expo Milan has been in full bloom! The city looks spectacular: lots of renovation and works to improve the city, new restaurants and bars openining up at every corner, new shops as well as new museums and new exhibitions spaces to visit! So while you wait for you seaside escape, try Milan! Here are some spots you’d want to check out, assuming you already know Milan. Otherwise I’ll provide some tips in another post. Art, food, design and the likes . Fondazione Prada – contrasting opinions about it. Some say it’s cool and worth a visit because it’s Prada, some really liked it, some really didn’t. The cafe’ is interestingly decorated. See for yourself! . La Triennale Museum – a museum mainly dedicated to design, architecture, jewellery and space, which a very interesting location itself with a garden …

Saigon – An Eu(Pho)ric Experience! // Saigon – un’esperienza eu(Pho)rica!

From time to time guests, bloggers or just casual writers, give the honour of writing a post on my blog, which enriches my blog with different experiences and point of views. Very much appreciated! ~~~~~~~ Here, for example, is a culinary experience written by Carlo Tagliabue. It’s easy to get lost in the maze of Asian food – such a variety of flavours, colours and tastes that leaves a novice like me always baffled when staring at menus of traditional eateries. And navigating dish descriptions and ingredients does often not help (what again is Horapa??). So one starts to find his own bearings with some iconic dishes. These might clearly label you as a tourist, but they are at first a safe bet to leave the restaurant with a full belly and can become later on the starting point for a more extensive exploration into the unchartered territory of that country’s food scene. When it comes to Vietnam’s vast culinary ocean, my own safety raft is Pho. A typical noodle soup consisting of broth and …

A Lebanese night out in Zurich // Una serata libanese a Zurigo

Last night after a full day of running around doing million things, I really needed to relax, chill out, unwind… We were supposed to go to an organised event, but it was too late, so wandering around Zurich, I believe still in Enge, we saw this cute and lively bar on the corner, next to the river, with coulourful lights and music playing with such a great vibe and we decided to make a stop there. A very welcoming staff, just showed us where we could sit while waiting for  proper table. We sat on the stools, maybe a bit too high vs the table, but where we ended staying the whole night! We ordered a “stange”, the Swiss/German word for a small beer, which is already probably 3/4 of a pint (another country where beer is easily drunk :), and a “radler”, which I was told it’s called “Panache” or “Panache’ “, like in France, basically beer with lemonade. Ohhh God, it was so refreshing, since Zurich last night was still very warm. Oh, …

A recipe for a relaxing getaway: Good Food, wine and … at Daylesford // Ricetta per il relax: Buona tavola e buon vino, e … a Daylesford

A kind staff will welcome you when you arrive at The Lake house in Daylesford. You enter an environment of indulgence, interesting pieces of furniture that all find their place. And it’s only 1 hour and a half from Melbourne. A relaxing getaway for a day or a weekend. This time the description in the post will be more detailed (e.g. the lunch menu), but I’ve organised it in sections so you can read what interests you the most. Salus Spa I’ve spent the first 2 hours being pampered at the Spa thanks to my husband’s wedding anniversary present. I indulged in a full body massage and a facial. All the lotions perfumes’ they used contributed to the relaxation experience as I ended smelling a bouquet of fresh vegetables, although I’ve later been told it was all about flowers and fruit. And I wasn’t even hungry! Well, still a mistery to me… All this while Carlo was enjoying the lounge. Although no one actually came up to him to ask if he wanted a glass …

Feel like a Paradise Beach Escape? Port Douglas, Queensland / Volete una spiaggia paradisiaca? Port Douglas e dintorni

The warm weather of these days, over 20°C with top of 25°C, makes me dream about a beach escape somewhere. Although I could probably go to the Mornington Peninsula or to South Melbourne just to enjoy a beach day. And the strangest thing to me is that it’s May, which is the last month of Fall before winter comes. Of course here Downunder. So I cannot prevent myself from thinking about the 5 days I spent in Queensland, in Port Douglas, last summer, as I forgot to write about it. I guess I just kept enjoying the good Melbourne weather, but now my mind goes back to the good memory that trip left me. It’s good to remember the nice time I had there, before thinking about the next trip. I had been to Queensland before, but not really stopped and enjoyed the laidback pace of Port Douglas. And not only this, but also the nice restaurants, shops, activities and the lush nature that this piece of paradise has to offer. I stayed at the …

Why not enough room in the Country of the Tall People?

How was this post conceived? Well, simply going around the city in Melbourne, by tram, for example, and having coffee and eating lunches or dinner out at a cafè or restaurant. Well, literally doing this, I noticed that there is little space for one’s body, even without being too big, and especially for one’s legs. And I ask myself: “Why?” Why do we wanna live uncomfortably even when we are traveling or when we are enjoying a dinner, a coffee or whatever somewhere? It seems a pretty clear and natural question. The first time I boarded a Yarra Tram or a train in Melbourne, probably in Sydney too, most of the time you don’t have enough room for your legs. They are usually touching you neighbour’s legs in front, which is quite annoying. Ok, they maybe oblige to sit up straight, but even doing that there is not enough space. It’s more than that, they probably are optimizing space, but I’d definitely prefer fewer seats and take the risk of standing rather than seating rather …