Cucina & Vista at Barcaccia

The Fontana della Barcaccia sits in the center of one of the most famous (and indeed touristy) squares in Rome, Piazza di Spagna. Nestled between the historic Babington’s Tea Room, a 19th Century meeting place with a penchant for English high tea and the Keats-Shelley Memorial House, the fountain occupies a picturesque spot of prime […]

Romeow

  Cat lovers behold! If you have ever wondered whether there was a place where you can enjoy a healthy, and yet delicious meal, with the company of your favourite fluffy friends, Romeow Cat Bistrot is the right place for you. After the success in London, and Paris of this ‘restaurant genre’, I was ecstatic to […]

Museo Atelier Canova Tadolini

  Before even crossing the doors of Museo Canova Tadolini, you can’t help but see the vast collection of sculptures inside. So large in number, they almost appear to be spilling out onto the street. An immense statue of a cavalier mounted upon his horse dominates the entrance. With the rider’s head almost touching the wooden […]

Bakery Restaurants in Rome, Meat Shop. culture

Le Carré Français

  It’s an uncharacteristically wet and grey day in Rome, and I’m standing outside Le Carré Français (The French Quarter) just off Piazza Cavour. An extensive display of French patisserie sits in the window. Passers-by stop to eyeball the array: pastries and tartlets filled with creme patisserie;, flavored with lemon; jeweled with raspberries; and scattered […]

Fa-Bio: Do Organic

Entering the small shop on Via Germanico, I encountered laughter and lively conversation mixed with the familiar hum of an industrial strength juicer and the hint of music playing in the background. I was immediately impressed by the clean, colorful and lively decor. It comes as no surprise that green is the dominant color for […]

Compagnia del Pane

“Know which side your bread is buttered on”, a “baker’s dozen”, “the best thing since sliced bread”. Being one of the oldest foods around, it’s easy to see how there are so many bread-related phrases, and why it crops up in numerous aspects of our lives. Man cannot live by bread alone but it’s fair […]