New Wines Articles by Cesare Zucca

           

In the foreground, the prestigious Venice Simplon –Orient –Express train, with an overview of the Follador family’s vineyards that have handed down the precious heritage of knowledge and quality for 9 generations. It is an elegant case designed for the occasion by the English artist Gary Redford, a touch of glamor for a great initiative that wants to spread a message of solidarity.

It will be a 2020 Christmas inevitably different in habits and part of the proceeds from the sale of wines will in fact be donated to research against Cancer and ALS to the ONLUS founded by the sportsmen Gianluca Vialli and Massimo Mauro, intimately linked to the values of the Follador family and its great respect for tradition and for the territory of Valdobbiadene

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“PESCIOLINI DI CESENATICO” THE TRADITIONAL COOKIES FROM CESENATICO

 

What wine to pair?
Solara Albana Passito DOCG from Cantine Celli
The Bertinoro vineyards: Solara Albana, is a passito with the Romagna inside
The first year of production of Albana Passito wine for the Celli di Bertinoro company dates back to the mid-80s, although in Romagna the tradition of hanging grapes in the attic is much older. It is harvested in early October, rests for 40 days, to be pressed in mid-November.

I vigneti di Bertinoro. Solara Albana, un passito con la Romagna dentro

This is followed by alcoholic fermentation and aging in barrique for 8 months. It is a wine with a sweet flavor, but balanced by acidity and a slight tannic presence, with an intense shiny golden yellow color and a perfume with notes of apricot, candied fruit, citrus. A perfect passito with fine pastries, chocolate, blue cheeses, pies with fruit jams and acacia honey

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Summary of LIFESTYLE published articles

VISITING HAMBURG?
Here it comes the time for beauty and relaxation, all signed by NIVEA

After a long walk, it is right to take a relaxing break in Jungfernstieg, in the heart of Hamburg with a fantastic view of the Alster river. Here Nivea Haus awaits for you, this is the official store of the famous face cream, born in Hamburg in 1929. Here you can find classic or brand new creams for face and body, cosmetics, revitalizing treatments, relaxing massages, as well as manicures and pedicures.

Plus a really cute souvenir: your ‘Nivea’. You ‘ll be photographed and in a second …you’re on the cover of the famous blue box. I couldn’t resist …

So, what do you think?
Am I fine for a cream cover?



Ofra x Francesca Tolot Collection

WHO IS FRANCESCA TOLOT

Francesca Tolot is possibly as famous as the celebrities she’s worked on. Originally from Italy with a fine-arts background, Francesca had already made a name for herself in Europe working on powerhouse editorials for the likes of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, before moving to Los Angeles and landing her first major job with none other than Madonna herself.

Ofra Cosmetics teamed up with ‘the one and only’ Francesca Tolot to bring a capsule collection which not only embodies Francesca’s style but gives makeup lovers the opportunity to really tap into their creative side…The rest, as they say, is history and her impeccable yet unique style made her one of the most sought after makeup artists in a very short amount of time.


She’s renowned for her work with pretty much every singer, actress, supermodel, fashion magazine, designer campaign you can imagine .Think…Beyonce, Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Valentino, Mercedes Benz…just to name a few, her incredible book One Woman 100 Faces is a must. It exhibits a collection of her work over 20 years of her career and it’s a visual feast to say the least.

HALLOWEEN FASHION

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INTERVIEW WITH FRANCESCA TOLOT, TOP MAKE UP ARTIST WORLDWIDE

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Beauty has no mercy, are we all Dorian Gray?

Lights and stage special effects, accuracy of the image, a catching opera-rock soundtrack, excellent performances, Federico Marignetti superstar able to carry a non-stop tour de force, perhaps some lack of  narration of the original history. 
La bellezza non ha pietà (Beauty has no mercy), tells the anguish of a perfectly contemporary icon. The long monologue-like written by Daniele Martini focuses on the the obsession for beauty and for its maintenance. Martini starts from the consideration that we are surrounded by thousands of Dorian Gray: the portrait has been replaced by the selfie stick, able to capture an evergreen image. The narration begins when Dorian has already turned thirty-eight and is now a mature man. Although his appearance is unchanged over time, his soul, trapped in the painting that he has hidden for years, bears monstrous and unmistakable signs of unmentionable events. Each of these signs has a story, an emotion that Dorian relieves as it reflects on the experience, starting with the encounter with one’s own beauty. Daniele Martini music follows the emotions of Dorian, and makes the show interesting and animated.The piece, strongly promoted by fashion icon Pierre Cardin, who designed wardrobe for Dorian and his soul (role performed alternatively by Marco Vesprini, and Thibault Servière

3 TIMES MAURICE.
Ravel music pulses on stage.

Ravel Project is a triptych structured tribute to the always fascinating music of Maurice Ravel .A new production by Jas Art Ballet ensemble, founded and directed by principal Andrea Volpintesta and the international prima ballerina Sabrina Brazzo a prima ballerina at  in Milan who performed on the most famous stages in the world such as Milan La Scala, Paris Opera, London Covent Garden, Moscow Bolshoi and NY Metropolitan, .
The show starts with Piano where three couples alternate on a suggestive piano composition played by Stefano Salvatori. La Valse by Giorgio Azzone the research by many young people searching for a dark new world of alcohol and drugs. Loving and hating each other. The piece reminded me some intense duel scenes from West Side Story The metaphysical landscapes of Giorgio De Chirico are the inspiration for the final ballet Bolero where the original composition has been revisited by the choreography among the musical arrangements by Massimo Margaria, In a breathless run, the faceless dancers seem to struggle in a ritual of love dialogue, and contact.

Milan Fashion Week. September 2017  The shortest interview: ROSSELLA JARDINI

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-The inspiration?
Call it influence: The legendary 80′ fashion designer Giorgio Sant’Angelo, who was able to create romantic clothing that reflected the hippie culture
-Your collection is…
Chic, feminine, fun..and great model casting!
You love…
Turbans, cant’ you tell?
-Final statement?
I like to create clothes that I would enjoy wearing.
-May I have a selfie with you?
Sure, my old friend!

MILAN MEN: REMIX: THE GREATEST PARTY WITH KING GIORGIO

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The launch of capsule collection REMIX party by Emporio Armani at the exclusive Excelsior store in Milan, was the hit of Sunday events during the Men collection for 2017.
Let my pics talk by themselves

The King and I

SILENT SHOES. Here 3 great ones!
Do you hate those noisy upstairs neighbors who walk like elephants? What about those loud high heels? Here 3 great, comfy and cozy…silent ones

  The “furlane” shoe-slippers are a typical example of an item that embodies history, culture and tradition while also being projected towards the future.Their delicacy and uniqueness were also seen as a precious trait.
In Venice, Groups of Friulian women – proud country folk but also indefatigable sellers – came with their wicker baskets to sell their shoe-slippers around the alleys and squares of Venice. the Gondoliers found their rubber soles perfect for conserving the paintwork of their precious gondolas.

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You can still find the traditional “Furlane” inspired by the eighteenth-century splendour of the Serenissima republic, embellished with velvet or bright oriental silks, all guaranteed hand-sewn. Piedaterre  Address is S. Polo, 60 – Rialto,
Piedaterre will make them by hand.  Thanks to its rubber sole, here another very quiet one Crocs This shoe was originally developed as a boating shoe. Soon became a casual footwear for men, women and children. Today the brand has more than 300 styles of footwear including boots, wedges, loafers and more.
Finally  a true discovery: a very silent yet pretty sexy green sandal by And  an adorable kids shoe called Petit IconaBio All liners and insoles are entirely made of cork, to stay cool, comfortable and in “contact” with nature. Another speciaL feature of the collection is the selection of materials such as a special synthetic leather .Petit IconaBio  ballerinas and sandals is made in Italy, The palette contains colors like lemon yellow, red earth, water blue, white. Enjoy a quiet, silent walking…it will make you extremely relaxed
and it won’t bother the others!

MY LIFE AS IMAGE CONSULTANT. Italian interview by Mattia Marzi/Rockol.it

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PUNK FASHION AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM. FROM CHAOS (a little…) TO COUTURE ( a lot…)

Get ready to dress PUNK!

The new spring 2013 exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum is supposed to be a tribute the punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the 1970s ( that ‘s the chaos) through its continuing influence today ( mais oui, la couture, naturellement !)

Adventure yourself in a dark itinerary featuring approximately 100 designs for men and women.
Few original punk garments from the mid-1970s are juxtaposed with recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear have borrowed punk’s visual symbols, with paillettes being replaced with safety pins, feathers with razor blades, and bugle beads with studs.

Focusin on the concept of ‘made-to-measure,’ the exhibition focuses on materials, techniques, and embellishments associated with the anti-establishment style.
Presented as an immersive multimedia, multisensory experience, the clothes are animated with period music videos and soundscaping audio techniques. A great jump in a chaotic sea full of creativity and disrespect.
Fabrics vagary at the Museo del Tessuto, 1700 amazing embroidery, biscuits dated 1858, how to became a crewelwork artist and more…


The Museo del Tessuto hosting the exhibit Il Capriccio e La Ragione ,

Here you will find a luxurious display of embroideries, silks, brocades, and lampasses from 1600, when new nations were discovered and new costumes  images and stories were imported to Europe.

Milan: where a real newyorker can get a bite of NY ?

New York and Milan. I know well these two cities well and I think they have one thing in common: stress. So going to a gym is a must for both relaxing the mind and benefiting the body.

I find that the most New Yorker in Milan is GetFIT (www.getfit.it) a network of gyms with 12 locations, from those of Vico, Piacenza and Ravizza, perfectly equipped, full of swimming pools, saunas and steamrooms, to the ‘express’ ones like Galvani, ideal for a ‘hit and run’ workout, ‘broker style’ of Wall Street ‘

GetFIT’s prerogative are the numerous LesMills classes designed to train strength, develop agility and burn fat. They include yoga, tai chi and pilates workouts, with exercises that increase flexibility, leaving a feeling of balance, calm, harmony and general well-being.

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Perugia, Italy. Discover Hotel Sangallo and meet Chef Islam


Be enchanted by the wonderful landscape of Umbria, in my opinion one of the most beautiful regions of the Peninsula. Perugia is awakening from the forced torpor of the lockdown: many accommodation facilities of all kinds, many museums, restaurants and trattorias, have reopened and tourists, especially Italians and Europeans, have returned to enjoy the beauty of this city. Among the hotels, the 4-star Sangallo Palace stands out for its quality-price ratio, service and location, being strategically located right next to the escalator that will first take you to the magical Rocca Paolina, the imposing fortress built by Pope Paul III.

La Rocca Paolina. Get lost in a labyrinth of underground rooms of extraordinary beauty

Continuing on the escalators, you will arrive in the wonderful center where the Fontana Maggiore triumphs in the sumptuous Piazza IV Novembre, the setting for summer concerts during the Umbria Jazz festival.

Night fairy tale on the square

Let’s go back to where we started from, and that is the Sangallo Palace.
A venue that we recommend for its exquisite hospitality and professionalism, welcoming comfort rooms, design details in the furnishings and lighting, which quote the floor graphics of the Annunciation by Perugino with futuristic neon accents. colored in the showers

Perugino in the quotes of the Hotel Sangallo

Despite being in the center, the rooms are very quiet, thanks to a first-rate anti-noise system. For workouts, relaxation and a nice swim, you will find a rich spa with swimming pool and gym

The spa and a really “Perugina” room with the iconic couple of the famous kisses

Finally, his excellent (indeed I would say very good) Sangallo Restaurant, where we meet Chef Kamrul Islam, born in Bangladesh and living in Italy for more than 30 years.

His renowned cuisine is now decidedly Italian, indeed Umbrian with a French accent.
There is a lot of traditional Umbrian cuisine in the pasta dishes, strictly homemade, like strangozzi, served with salmon and zucchini and umbricelli alla norcina, with cream and sausages.

Chef Kamrul Islam

Good morning Kamrul, your first memory in the kitchen?
When I was looking around mother Nasmakan intent on preparing our typical dishes. Unlike Indian cuisine, ours is much simpler and certainly less spicy. Sitting at the table is a ritual, just like in Italy, and no expense is spared for food.
Your cooking is …
Based on local products, meats, vegetables, cured meats, cheeses, I would define it as an Umbrian cuisine, often with traditional dishes, such as polenta and sausage and grapes, a classic of the winter months.

A Chef Ismal signature dish: Colfiorito lamb chops marinated in herbs

Do you cook at home?
(laughs) Never! My wife forbids me, only her is at the stove, also because our women think that we husbands are not so good at cooking. that we mess and leave everything in a mess, so at home they don’t let me touch a pot.
What does Mrs. Ismal cook?
In my house, the pasta is a winner, also because I have a son who literally lives only on pasta … sometimes rice, as a second course maybe a hamburger or a chicken breast, or … again pasta!
Always and never in your refrigerator…
Well, easy to guess: many types of pasta in the pantry and some homemade sauces in the fridge. Never: eggplant. And yes I like them a lot … but for my wife they are out of discussion … Luckily I cook them here in the restaurant … i

Unfortunately never … in the chef’s house fridge

Where do you like to spend a weekend?
If we stay in the area, at Lake Trasimeno, if we have a few more days, we like to visit a European city like London or Paris, but above all to discover our wonderful cities in Italy, also because the hospitality of Italians is incomparable.
Do you do gastronomic research on your travels?
No, when I go on vacation I take off my chef uniform and completely forget that I am a cook. I am a pure tourist interested in other things.

fishing and relaxing on Lake Trasimeno

Any new dish on your menu?
Brand new, perhaps you are the first to taste it. A very summery dish and easy to make: lemon and mint tagliatelle. Here the recipe

LEMON AND MINT TAGLIATELLE.

Ingredients for 4 people)
1 lemon peel
Egg Tagliatelle (300 grams)
Fresh mint (1 bunch of 50 grams)
Garlic (2 cloves)
Olive oil
Parmesan cheese (30 grams)
Parsley (10 grams).
Preparation : Boil the lemon peel to chop later Prepare the mint pesto with garlic, olive oil, parmesan and parsley. Mix everything well and pour over the pasta cooked al dente
A wine to pair?
A wine that interprets history, elegance and modernity. Think it was the first Chardonnay to be grown in Umbria, in the early 1970s and its label recalls, with stylized graphics, the four-lobed tiles of the fourteenth century. that adorn the facade of the Cathedral of Perugia, I am talking about Umbria Chardonnay of Cantine Lungarotti, with a full and well balanced character. It has a color: intense straw yellow with greenish reflections and a perfume that expresses notes of banana, peach and pean

Chardonnay Lungarotti

The Lungarotti company maintains a strong family imprint based on respect for the values that unite tradition, history and territory and is today directed by the sisters Chiara Lungarotti and Teresa Severini, while Maria Grazia Lungarotti successfully directs the work of the Foundation. At the forefront of environmental protection, the company operates a sustainable viticulture, with choices that aim at obtaining the best quality of the grapes without stressing the plant or the soil, together with the defense of the environment, not using either herbicides or chemical fertilizers. i.

The Lungarotti hills, famous for their Rubesco

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Angsana Resort Corfù, Greece

Angsana Resort Corfù, Greece

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Looking for an historical, alive, welcoming destination?
The answer is Greece
Looking for a Greek Island historical, alive and welcoming?
The answer is Corfù
Looking for an amazing accommodation where indulge your Corfù vacation?
The answer is the Angsana Resort Corfù, the newest, incomparable addition to the Island.

The view from the Angsana Terrace

I spend there 5 fabulous days, enjoying my room, my terrace, the SPA, the private “Emerald”
beach and the immense swimming pool, a truly amazing endless space that literally seems to plunge into the blue sea.

the Angsana Corfù swimmimg pool

The resort is set on an idyllic lush green hilltop overlooking the turquoise waters of the historical Benitses Bay. It boasts a close vicinity to the exotic Paxoi and Antipaxoi islets.
Located a short 12 km drive south of Corfu town, an UNESCO World Heritage site with its imposing Old Fortress, the resort is strategically positioned for must-see spots, beautiful sandy beaches, historical sites and activities for all tastes, an experience of local heritage and a deep sense of belonging.

The estate is surrounded by a landscape of exquisite beauty with Mediterranean gardens and olive tree groves, overlooking the picturesque Benitses Bay, presenting far-reaching views of the Ionian sea and the countryside.

THE SWIMMING POOLS
This swimming pools are undoubtedly among the Angsana Corfu’s greatest attractions. They both, outdoor and indoor, encapsulates the heart of the resort’s lifestyle. In addition, an indoor heated pool for winter days or training regimes and a kids’ pool bring the fun of poolside life to every guest.

A personal fitness program can be designed and executed at Angsana Corfu dedicated state-of-the-art Gym and at the outdoor Yoga Pavilion, for a healthy and fit summer life.

Yes, that’s me with the lifeguard, always present and on the alert, with a smile, like the entire professional team working in the property.

THE ROOMS
The resort offers a collection of 159 contemporary rooms and suites, plus 37 luxury villa homes built in the style of local architecture, laid out across the hilltop estate.with a choice of 159 rooms and suites plus 37 private pool villas, backdropped with infinity sea views.

Spacious and stylish accommodation on a historical hilltop location of Corfu, offering a fine blend of the Greek “philoxenia, friend to the stranger” and the mystique of Asian hospitality, a home away from home feeling.

amazing sunset from my beautiful terrace

The rooms, the suites and pool villas are backdropped with infinity sea views define the spacious and stylish accommodations on a historical hilltop location of Corfu, offering a fine blend of the Greek “philoxenia, friend to the stranger” and the mystique of Asian hospitality, a home away from home feeling.

THE FOOD
Here comes one of my favorite part…. Food here is amazing.from the huge breakfast buffet to the greek cuisine of Sofrito, to the experience at Botrini’s, a fine dining restaurant guided by the stellar Chef Ettore Botrini.

Botrini’s and Sofrito

THE AMAZING BREAKFAST
From Freshly pressed juices made to boost your health and stamina, enhancing a feeling of happiness in you, to rich omelettes made just the way you like them, an infinite number of local and international sweets and desserts,

You will find fresh homemade bread, cold cuts, salmon, local cheeses, a great variety of yougurt, fresh honey that melts under your eyes, a huge choice of vegetables, cooked or sautéed, such as mushrooms, potatoes, yellow and red cherry tomatoes and ratatouille,

So, If you are into salads, You ‘ll find them
if you are into eggs, You ll find them
if you are into sausages …well, you got it !

Add seasoning of any kind, sweet and salted delicacies, fruits and tasty local pastry, such as bougatsa a greek pie with a creamy custard and light phyllo, and the incomparable cheese pie called tiropita… in short: a king’s breakfast!

Dessert time: going local with bougatsa and tiropita

DINING
Angsana Corfu places gastronomy pleasures high on its priority list… and so do I !
The resort offers a unique palette of vibrant flavors and taste combinations sourced from around the world. Our chefs serve up a universe of options, from fusion Asian cuisine and sushi bites to Greek cuisine with local Corfiot delicacies and tasty international favorite dishes.

With a full range of signature restaurants, and outdoor dining lounge terraces overlooking a panorama of expansive seaviews and mountainous Corfiot landscape, every meal will be an experience to remember.

Angsana Corfu is a Mediterranean sanctuary of extraordinary beauty, a luxurious spa and beach resort offering the warmth and charms of its unique blend of Greek and Asian hospitality. Its proximity to Achilleion Palace, once home to the famed Empress Sissi of Austria,
enriches its surroundings with echoes of a royal era.

THE SPA
What better than a relaxing foot massage upon my arrival? I gOt the stress out and enjoied the one hour session that you I felt like walking on a cloud.
Wellness is revived in the signature award-winning Angsana Spa, a space of euphoria, providing guests with a rejuvenating sense of touch using fusion massage techniques, where East meets West.

Angsana Spa consists of 11 treatment rooms, outdoor with secret gardens and superb seaviews, located right next to the indoor pool area overlooking the bay, making it a true oasis for the body and the soul.

There will always be something for the children, who can happily hang out and socially mingle at our kids’ club and pool, the Ranger’s Club. Our beach spot will offer luxurious sun loungers, a beach bar and fun water sports activities. A dedicated concierge is available to deliver special guest requests.

The “Emerald Beach” at Angsana

And this is only the beginning…. more surprises are in their way…
Like an additional 4th and 5th floor huge terrace where you ‘ll feel like on top of the world

And if… a photo is worth more than a thousand words…
THAT’S THE WAY I WAS FEELING, WHILE THERE!

Arrivederci Corfù! See you soon ! Τα λέμε αργότερα !

Arrivederci Corfù !
See you soon !
Τα λέμε αργότερα !

INFO
Angsana Resort Corfù
Akra Punta, Benitses, Corfu, Greece

Photos © Cesare Zucca 2021

Angsana Resort Corfù, Greece

Looking for an historical, alive, welcoming destination?
The answer is Greece
Looking for a Greek Island historical, alive and welcoming?
The answer is Corfù
Looking for an amazing accommodation where indulge your Corfù vacation?
The answer is the Angsana Resort Corfù, the newest, incomparable addition to the Island.

The view from the Angsana Terrace

I spend there 5 fabulous days, enjoying my room, my terrace, the SPA, the private “Emerald”
beach and the immense swimming pool, a truly amazing endless space that literally seems to plunge into the blue sea.

the Angsana Corfù swimmimg pool

The resort is set on an idyllic lush green hilltop overlooking the turquoise waters of the historical Benitses Bay. It boasts a close vicinity to the exotic Paxoi and Antipaxoi islets.
Located a short 12 km drive south of Corfu town, an UNESCO World Heritage site with its imposing Old Fortress, the resort is strategically positioned for must-see spots, beautiful sandy beaches, historical sites and activities for all tastes, an experience of local heritage and a deep sense of belonging.

The estate is surrounded by a landscape of exquisite beauty with Mediterranean gardens and olive tree groves, overlooking the picturesque Benitses Bay, presenting far-reaching views of the Ionian sea and the countryside.

THE SWIMMING POOLS
This swimming pools are undoubtedly among the Angsana Corfu’s greatest attractions. They both, outdoor and indoor, encapsulates the heart of the resort’s lifestyle. In addition, an indoor heated pool for winter days or training regimes and a kids’ pool bring the fun of poolside life to every guest.

A personal fitness program can be designed and executed at Angsana Corfu dedicated state-of-the-art Gym and at the outdoor Yoga Pavilion, for a healthy and fit summer life.

Yes, that’s me with the lifeguard, always present and on the alert, with a smile, like the entire professional team working in the property.

THE ROOMS
The resort offers a collection of 159 contemporary rooms and suites, plus 37 luxury villa homes built in the style of local architecture, laid out across the hilltop estate.with a choice of 159 rooms and suites plus 37 private pool villas, backdropped with infinity sea views.

Spacious and stylish accommodation on a historical hilltop location of Corfu, offering a fine blend of the Greek “philoxenia, friend to the stranger” and the mystique of Asian hospitality, a home away from home feeling.

amazing sunset from my beautiful terrace

The rooms, the suites and pool villas are backdropped with infinity sea views define the spacious and stylish accommodations on a historical hilltop location of Corfu, offering a fine blend of the Greek “philoxenia, friend to the stranger” and the mystique of Asian hospitality, a home away from home feeling.

THE FOOD
Here comes one of my favorite part…. Food here is amazing.from the huge breakfast buffet to the greek cuisine of Sofrito, to the experience at Botrini’s, a fine dining restaurant guided by the stellar Chef Ettore Botrini.

Botrini’s and Sofrito

THE AMAZING BREAKFAST
From Freshly pressed juices made to boost your health and stamina, enhancing a feeling of happiness in you, to rich omelettes made just the way you like them, an infinite number of local and international sweets and desserts,

You will find fresh homemade bread, cold cuts, salmon, local cheeses, a great variety of yougurt, fresh honey that melts under your eyes, a huge choice of vegetables, cooked or sautéed, such as mushrooms, potatoes, yellow and red cherry tomatoes and ratatouille,

So, If you are into salads, You ‘ll find them
if you are into eggs, You ll find them
if you are into sausages …well, you got it !

Add seasoning of any kind, sweet and salted delicacies, fruits and tasty local pastry, such as bougatsa a greek pie with a creamy custard and light phyllo, and the incomparable cheese pie called tiropita… in short: a king’s breakfast!

Dessert time: going local with bougatsa and tiropita

DINING
Angsana Corfu places gastronomy pleasures high on its priority list… and so do I !
The resort offers a unique palette of vibrant flavors and taste combinations sourced from around the world. Our chefs serve up a universe of options, from fusion Asian cuisine and sushi bites to Greek cuisine with local Corfiot delicacies and tasty international favorite dishes.

With a full range of signature restaurants, and outdoor dining lounge terraces overlooking a panorama of expansive seaviews and mountainous Corfiot landscape, every meal will be an experience to remember.

Angsana Corfu is a Mediterranean sanctuary of extraordinary beauty, a luxurious spa and beach resort offering the warmth and charms of its unique blend of Greek and Asian hospitality. Its proximity to Achilleion Palace, once home to the famed Empress Sissi of Austria,
enriches its surroundings with echoes of a royal era.

THE SPA
What better than a relaxing foot massage upon my arrival? I gOt the stress out and enjoied the one hour session that you I felt like walking on a cloud.
Wellness is revived in the signature award-winning Angsana Spa, a space of euphoria, providing guests with a rejuvenating sense of touch using fusion massage techniques, where East meets West.

Angsana Spa consists of 11 treatment rooms, outdoor with secret gardens and superb seaviews, located right next to the indoor pool area overlooking the bay, making it a true oasis for the body and the soul.

There will always be something for the children, who can happily hang out and socially mingle at our kids’ club and pool, the Ranger’s Club. Our beach spot will offer luxurious sun loungers, a beach bar and fun water sports activities. A dedicated concierge is available to deliver special guest requests.

The “Emerald Beach” at Angsana

And this is only the beginning…. more surprises are in their way…
Like an additional 4th and 5th floor huge terrace where you ‘ll feel like on top of the world

And if… a photo is worth more than a thousand words…
THAT’S THE WAY I WAS FEELING, WHILE THERE!

Arrivederci Corfù! See you soon ! Τα λέμε αργότερα !

Arrivederci Corfù !
See you soon !
Τα λέμε αργότερα !

INFO
Angsana Resort Corfù
Akra Punta, Benitses, Corfu, Greece

Photos © Cesare Zucca 2021

Milan, iconic Teatro Gerolamo hosts a spectacular collection of tin vintage toys and containers

Text and photos by Cesare Zucca

Milan
Atmospheres of a past time come to life in the exhibition at the Teatro Gerolamo , a little jewel , right in the heart of the City, The exhibit “Latta e molto altro The tin and much more”, is a beautiful collection of vintage toys that offers a collection of toys, boxes and tin plates, wooden toys and a particular section dedicated to war guns. A collection of 500 unique and original pieces, dating from the late ‘800 to the’ 60s, with which to retrace not only the evolution of taste, between aesthetics and functionality, but also the development of the Italian industry (from Saiwa to Venchi) which he entrusted the advertising of his products to decorated containers.

Among the boxes you can admire: the highly sought after Saiwa bins together with a version of the Saiwa box with a dedication by Gabriele D’Annunzio, some of the first Delser boxes dating back to 1905, the magnificent lithographs of the Lazzaroni amaretti di Saronno, Caffè Frank with Dutch extract Elefante, the Venchi, Mera & Longhi cylinders and many others. Among the great toy manufacturers: Günthermann, Lehmann, Gama, Kohler, INGAP and Bell, with the famous Also, Zulu, Tap Tap and Na-Nu signed by Lehmann, the splendid butterflies, together with the prestigious Charlot and a section of war cannons .

Unique pieces stand side by side with very common objects, which have now become a full part of the cultural and popular history of Italy, still present as furnishings and souvenirs in the homes of many families.
The boxes with their shapes and their style show the historical and cultural evolution that characterized Italian production abroad, together with the growth and expansion of large companies such as Lazzaroni, Delta, Saiwa, Baratti & Milani and Delser.

The plaques tell the birth of advertising as a fundamental ally of corporate sales growth, evolving into a real art form.
While the toys will make us reflect on their transformation. You will notice how from simple decorative objects, they will become fun companions designed and created for the entertainment of the little ones.

The wonderful little Theater Gerolamo, right next to the Duomo

Till July 18th every day except Tuesday, from 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm, last admission at 6:00 pm (closed on July 14th)

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Teatro Gerolamo

MILAN, PICCOLO TEATRO. An evening in Hell, Purgatory, Heaven… with legendary Colla’s marionettes

The idea of using marionettes to represent the words and images of Dante dates back a few decades, when at the end of the 80s Eugenio Monti Colla asked the then recently formed workshops to design and create the first materials for a possible staging. Now, four years on from his death, the Carlo Colla & Figli Company is finally staging this project. How is it possible to take on a work of such enormity and of a dimension totally out of scale with that of a marionette?

The Carlo Colla & Figli Company has started with this particular dimension, using the marionette as a unit of measurement not only for a matter of proportion, but also, and above all, for the evocative and metaphorical capacities of the small wooden actors, which are moved from a distance by the puppeteers and the writer, and which prove to be the true demiurges of an situation that exists and moves with a form of empathy that allows a reading of “our” reality from a safe distance. The marionette thus becomes the meter for understanding how to cut and reduce the original verses, which episodes to represent and which situations can be highlighted by this extremely particular form of theatrical language. The marionettes take the spectators by the land and lead them through the moments of Date’s Inferno, experiencing the atmosphere of Purgatory and finally ascending to Heaven, interpreted as an “apotheosis” typical of the most traditional of marionette plays.

As well as the writing of the scripts based on the notes by Eugenio Monti Colla, the new staging includes a score composed by Danilo Lorenzini, the creation of new sculptures, new marionettes and new costumes, and the study and creation of new sets, as well as an evolved study of the techniques of marionette movement, which also draws on characteristics and animation techniques from other forms of figure theatre, in a project that has involved the entire Company under the direction and project coordination of Franco Citterio and Giovanni Schiavolin.

The play has the support of the National Committee for celebrations surrounding the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, as part of the “Dante delle Marionette” project, which also provides for the exhibition “Le figure di Dante” at the MUTEF, the Museum of Figure Theatre in Milan and the figure theatre review “Dante in baracca”, organised in June/July at the Stabilimento Base located in the Ex-Ansaldo works.

A project created by Eugenio Monti Colla comes to life in the year of celebrations for the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante. The marionettes are the protagonists in the fantastic voyage into the Afterlife as told by the supreme poet in the Divine Comedy.

from 8 June to 20 June 2021 Piccolo Teatro Grassi

The Ladies of Art

Stories of women between the 16th and 17th centuries.

The rooms of Palazzo Reale in Milan host a unique exhibition dedicated to the greatest female artists who lived between the 16th and 17th centuries:
Artemisia Gentileschi, Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, Elisabetta Sirani, Fede Galizia, Giovanna Garzoni and many others.
dedicated to the universe of women, focusing attention on their works, their priorities and their skills.

34 different artists are today rediscovered through over 130 works, testifying to an intense creative vitality all female, in a singular tale of passionate stories of women already “modern”. There are the best known artists but also those less known to the general public; there are new discoveries, such as the Roman nobleman Claudia del Bufalo, who becomes part of this history of female art, and there are works exhibited for the first time such as

the Pala della Madonna dell’Itria by Sofonisba Anguissola, made in Sicily, in Paternò, in 1578 and never left the island before; just as the altarpiece by Rosalia Novelli Madonna Immacolata and San Francesco Borgia leaves Palermo for the first time, the only certain work by the artist, from 1663, from the Church of the Gesù in Casa Professa; or the canvas Mystical Marriage of Saint Catherine by Lucrezia Quistelli dated 1576, from the parish church of Silvano Pietra near Pavia.

Under the curatorship of Anna Maria Bava, Gioia Mori and Alain Tapié, the works selected for the exhibition come from 67 different lenders, including – nationally – the Uffizi galleries, the Capodimonte Museum, the Brera Art Gallery, the Sforzesco Castle,

the National Gallery of Umbria, the Borghese Gallery, the Royal Museums of Turin and the National Art Gallery of Bologna and – from abroad – the Musée des Beaux Arts in Marseille and the Muzeum Narodowe in Poznan (Poland).

Artemisia Gentileschi

Daughters, wives, sisters of painters, or sometimes women of religion: the exhibition The Ladies of Art presents not only the great compositional skills of these painters, but – through the telling of their personal stories – looks at the role they play in society of the time, to the success achieved by some of them at the great international courts, to their ability to know how to relate, distinguish and assert themselves by transforming themselves into real entrepreneurs, and to know how to compare themselves with their ideals and different lifestyles.

The Ladies of Art
At the Palazzo Reale, Milan
Until 25 July 2021

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https://www.palazzorealemilano.it/

MASCHILE SINGOLARE ( Masculine Singular) gets 4****

A little sweet and cool Italian movie made in just three weeks!
Let’s meet Antonio (Giancarlo Commare) who just broke up with his husband, With the support of his longtime friend, Cristina (Michela Giraud), Antonio moves to flamboyant Denis (Eduardo Valdarnini) and , aways passionate about pastry, starts working in Luca (Gianmarco Saurino),

Maschile Singolare tells of that moment of disturbance, change and wonder in the life of completely ordinary characters,. a 100 ‘film in just three weeks
Excellent cinematograohy, great soundtruck …
Directors Matteo Pilati and Alessandro Guida have signed an invisible direction, to never let the viewer “feel” the camera, nothing that could distract him from the narration of Antonio’s story., A story that spans from drama to comedy , always keeping the attention of the reality of a young gay generation.

Excellent cinematograohy, great soundtruck, remarkable cast.
I enthusiastically award Maschile Singolare with 4 stars….

Finally open! Spazio Teatro No’hma, the engine of the theater of the future.

The Spazio Teatro No’hma, by its innovative nature, wants to be the crossroads between past and future, transforming a theater that tells about static realities, into theatrical experiences that involve spectators, bringing them into a “new reality”.

Spazio Teatro No’hma celebrated the re-opening (obviously with the security restrictions due to Covid) with hosting the company Teatro Musica Novecento presenting “Invitation to the opera with crime”, not a real opera concert, but rather a theatrical piece that alternates famous arias with famous opera duets linked together by an exhilarating script. It ranges from Rossini to Verdi, from Puccini and Mascagni for a journey into melodrama presented with irony and suspense.

5 actors-opera singers in a vaudeville like rendition of famous arias, as soundtrack for a thriller-comc- drama that reminded me the glorious time of the operetta, a end of a century quite popular genre that assembled music, gigs, acting.

On stage the primadonna soprano Livia Farnese as the great soprano Galina (obviuosly with a strong russian accent) then the waitress, diva-wanna-be Silvia Felisetti and the 3 men of the story Antonio Colamorea, Alessandro Brachetti, Maurizio Leoni At the piano: Stefano Giaroli

Dedicated to No’hma ‘s founder Teresa Pomodoro , a “Zen Garden”, has been recently opened in Milan, as a livable space to hang with friends, children or your faithful dog

Coming soon

SPAZIO TEATRO NO’HMA TERESA POMODORO
Via Orcagna, 2, Milano

Tha magic camera of Paolo di Paolo

Milan, Sozzani Foundation from 5 May to 29 August
The photo exhibit The long sand road dedicated to the holidays of Italians in the magical year 1959 (created under the patronage of Centro Studi Pasolini and in collaboration with Bulgari) is more relevant than ever, closer than ever.

alla Fondazione Sozzani dal 5 maggio al 29 agosto
La mostra La lunga strada di sabbia dedicata alle vacanze degli italiani nel magico anno 1959 realizzata con il patrocino del Centro Studi Pasolini e in collaborazione con Bulgari) più che mai attuale, più che mai vicina.

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Meissen, Saxony, Germany . Discover the Meissner Fummel, the “flying sweet bread”


Welcome to Meissen. History, art, porcelain and a dessert that flies … 

MUST SEE IN MEISSEN

Stadtmuseum This is the city museum, in the former church of a Franciscan monastery. Do not miss the large manual press dated 1788 or the last fishing boat on the Elbe river The Cathedral of 1400, of French-Gothic style, one of the most richly furnished and decorated Saxon churches. The perspective of the columns really looks like a neverending curtain.

Frauenkirche, make your way up to the spire (193 steps!) For a spectacular view of the city and to hear the Meissen porcelain bells. Albrechtsburg, a fairytale castle built in the Gothic style, overlooking the city of Meißen, in the land of Saxony, Germany.

Un bellissimo tramonto a Meissen

It is actually the porcelain, locally nicknamed “white gold”, one of the things that Saxony is best known for, being the first place in Europe to produce porcelain since the early 1700s. Two crossed blue swords will welcome you in the famous Manifattura di Meissen whose precious creations are famous all over the world. le cui preziose creazioni sono famose in tutto il mondo.

le meravigliose ceramiche di Meissen, per impreziosire la vostra tavola

At the end of the visit, do not miss the well-stocked gift shop, I’m sure you won’t resist the temptation to buy a souvenir.

piccoli souvenir in porcellana

The historic puffed sweet bread

Meissen’s historic sweet specialty is Meissner Fummel, whose origins date back to at least the 17th century. It is a pandolce with a very thin and extremely crumbly puff pastry, so fragile that it breaks at the slightest vibration.

‘bretzel’ salati e il tipico pane dolce soffiato

It has a rounded shape, empty inside, very light and extremely fragile. A real cloud! It has no specific flavor, so no appreciable nutritional value, however, with the addition of a sprinkle of powdered sugar it becomes a dessert, often paire to a good sweet wine.

Volete la ricetta? Eccola Curious about the recipe? here you go!

MEISSNER FUMMEL

Meissner Fummel, Il dolce tipicodi Meissen. La dimensione è quella di una pagnotta sottile e friabile., vuota all’interno e riempita d’aria.

Ingredients
▢ 50 g of butter ▢ 1 egg yolk ▢ 100 g of flour ▢ 1 pinch of sugar ▢ salt ▢ 1 straw (not a joke)

Preparation
▢ Put the flour on a work surface, mix well with the sugar and salt and then add the butter. ▢ Knead the dough well for about 10 minutes so that at the end it is elastic. ▢ Roll out the dough very thin. ▢ Brush one half with egg yolk and cover the other half. Press the edge firmly and flip the piece of dough to the other side. It is best to place everything on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. This is then spread to obtain two thin discs, on one of which, moistened with water or egg, is made to match the other by squeezing the edges well. ▢ At this point, use the straw, first to pierce the upper half of the dumpling, then to blow some air into it and inflate it slightly. ▢ Then put the gnocchi in the oven preheated to 240 degrees and bake for 3 minutes.

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Manifattura Porcellane di Meissen
Meissen Tourism
Visit Meissen

TV CHEF SUPERSTAR ALESSANDRO BORGHESE WITH A SUMMER RECIPE

PACCHERO “PASTA ARMANDO” STUFFED WITH RICOTTA, LEMON AND PIENNOLO CHERRY TOMATO

Pacchero Pasta Armando farcito con ricotta, limone e pomodorino del Piennolo.

Ingredients
320 g of Pacchero Pasta Armando
400 g of cow’s milk ricotta
1 bunch of Basil
1 Lemon
500 g San Marzano tomatoes
1 clove of garlic
Salt, black pepper, extra virgin olive oil
Preparation
Cook the Pacchero Pasta Armando in plenty of salted water. In the meantime, prepare the ricotta, mixing it with the grated lemon peel, basil, salt and pepper. Drain the pasta halfway through cooking and use the sac à poche to fill with the creamed ricotta and the San Marzano tomato cut into fillet. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet, pour a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and place the stuffed paccheri. Complete with a sprinkling of grated pecorino, a drizzle of oil and a grating of black pepper. Brown in the oven for about 10 minutes. Once ready, plate and finish with a few leaves of fresh basil.

Chef Alessandro Borghese restaurant “Il Lusso della Semplicità” Milan , Italy

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Italian version
Ingredients

  • 320 g di Pacchero Pasta Armando
  • 400 g di Ricotta vaccina
  • 1 mazzo di Basilico
  • 1 Limone
  • 500 g Pomodori San Marzano
  • 1 spicchio di Aglio
  • Sale, pepe nero, olio evo
  • PreparazioneCuoci il Pacchero Pasta Armando in abbondante acqua salata.
    Nel frattempo prepara la ricotta, mantecandola con la buccia grattugiata del limone, basilico, sale e pepe.
    Scola la pasta a metà cottura e utilizza la sac à poche farcisci con la ricotta mantecata e il pomodoro San Marzano tagliato a filetto.
    Posiziona della carta forno su di una teglia, versa un filo di olio extravergine di oliva e adagia i paccheri farciti. Completa con una spolverata di pecorino grattugiato, un filo do olio e una grattata di pepe nero. Fai gratinare in forno per circa 10 minuti.
    Una volta pronti, impiatta e finisci con qualche fogliolina di basilico fresco

OSCAR OR … A GOLDEN BOTTLE?

UN OSCAR O … UNA BOTTIGLIA D’ORO?

(English and Italian version)

Oscar nigh: “And the Oscar goes to….”
Well, I am not sure who is going to win…
Best movie: Nomadland? Mank? or a surprise winner such as The sound of Metal?

For sure I know that a well deserved award honor the extraordinary Northern California winery “directed” by Oscar Winner FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA who will celebrates THE 93rd Awards WITH TWO LIMITED EDITION WINES IN GOLD BOTTLES, PRODUCED BY BOTTEGA S.p.A. “The Family Coppola 93rd Awards’” limited-edition bottles themselves have been produced by Bottega Spa and feature a mirror gold color exterior. Each bottle was crafted as a symbol honouring the significant talent, passion and hard work achieved throughout the entire film industry.

The Francis Ford Coppola Winery wines selected for the 93rd Awards are a Chardonnay , extraordinary Northern California winery,and a Cabernet Sauvignon, both coming from grapes grown in Sonoma County,
From the friendship between Francis Ford Coppola and Sandro Bottega is born an exclusive golden bottles have been produced by the Bottega S.p.A. winery in Bibano di Godega (TV), which for years has been developing an exclusive metallization process, thanks to the mirrored gold colour becomes “glass,”, a patent recently recognised also by the Court of Appeal of Venice.

Francis Ford Coppola and Sandro Bottega

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UN OSCAR O … UNA BOTTIGLIA D’ORO?

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OSCAR O… UNA BOTTIGLIA D’ORO?

La notte dell’ Oscar è vicina
Beh, non sono so chi vincerà … Miglior film: Nomadland? Mank? o un vincitore a sorpresa come The sound of Metal? Di sicuro so che una statuetta d’onore andrà alla straordinaria azienda vinicola della California del Nord “diretta” dal Premio Oscar FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA che celebrerà IL 93 ° Premio CON DUE VINI IN EDIZIONE LIMITATA IN BOTTIGLIE D’ORO, PRODOTTI DA BOTTEGA SpA The Family Coppola 93rd Awards ‘ prodotte in edizione limitata da Bottega Spa,
Ogni bottiglia, di color oro specchiato, è stata realizzata come un simbolo che onora il talento, la passione e il duro dell’intera industria cinematografica.

Francis Ford Coppola and Sandro Bottega

I vini della Francis Ford Coppola Winery selezionati per il 93 ° Premio sono un Chardonnay, , e un Cabernet Sauvignon, entrambi provenienti da uve coltivate nella contea di Sonoma,
Dall’amicizia tra Francis Ford Coppola e Sandro Bottega è nata questa bottiglia dorata prodotta dalla cantina Bottega SpA di Bibano di Godega (TV),

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Thailand, Hua Hin Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas


by Phlilip Sinsheimer
Photo:Cesare Zucca

Thailand.
After a few days in Hua Hin city,
I checked in for 2 nights at the Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas about 30 minute drive south in a super quiet locality called Pranburi. Even though unlucky with unexpected rain, the stay was just fantastic.

The villas are super spacious, comfortable and private.
Didn’t use the private pool to cool off from the sun, but after a long relaxing hot bath in the outdoor tub.

The food was awsome: just loved the breakfast buffet with various both Thaï and Western treats. Not the widest variety ever, but no one should be frustrated and everything was top notch. Who needs 90 items if half of them are disappointing.The à la carte menu of the restaurant with ocean view had me have the best Thaï food so far: true flavors with excellent ingredient sourcing. Loved the local Pranburi squid, partially sun dried for a great flavor and texture.

Killing time inside the villa, reading, watching TV, catching up with email left no time to boredom. The staff just couldn’t be nicer and professional.

Stepped out the resort to have a long walk along the ocean. The beach has been washed out on large portions, but discovered abot 7km South a beautiful beach.
Just outside the resort I had my favorite foot massage ever at Mali massage for a mere 300 Bahts. In the village great moment on a terrace with a Leo Beer and snacks.
Everyone in town seems relaxed and someone offered a free ride back to the hotel.
Loved that place.

Ciao Chef, what car do you drive?

Cristiano Tomei

Our ‘four-wheeled culinary investigation’ begins with the popular television judge of “Cuochi d’Italia” Cristiano Tomei. His Michelin starred restaurant L’Imbuto, is located in the splendid Palazzo Pfanner in Lucca, whose gardens have from scenery to great films such as Il Marchese del Grillo and Portrait of a Lady.
What car do you drive?
“In the past I was a fan of the classic Land Rover, then I switched to more comfortable, more ‘mature’ cars and lately I drive a Citroen minivan.”

Agostino Iacobucci

What a journey! From tortellino to babà… In his Michelin starred Restaurant Agostino Iacobucci , Agostino takes us on a journey between tradition and innovation, from true Neapolitan cuisine to the great gastronomic heritage of Emilia.
What car do you drive?
“A Mercedes, I chose it because I find that the Germans have an edge in terms of cars and I’m also a Mercedes Ambassador

Luigi Biasetto

Luigi Biasetto

In Padua we meet the pastry chef Luigi Biasetto. In 1997 his “Torta Sette Veli” earned him the award as “best pastry chef in the world”. Biasetto pastry shops are in Padua and Udine, his desserts are famous all over the world.
What car do you drive?
“A Volvo, efficient and safe. I’ve traveled an avalanche of kilometers, driving relaxes me, but I’m constantly on the phone, being in the car with me … pretty boring”

Riccardo Succi

Riccardo Succi

Asina Luna is the white donkey that Italian artist Fabrizio de Andrè sings in ‘Monti di Mola’ and it is also the name that Riccardo Succi has chosen for his restaurant in Peschiera Borromeo (MI) which he runs together with his wife Tiziana Dinoia. A place where, among some vintage touches such as 50s radios or grandmother’s dresser transformed into a wine bar, meat, selected and imported, reigns supreme, among the best in the world
What car do you drive?
“I like to go around Northern Italy, discovering the local gastronomy, so I adopted a Land Rover: it allows me to take the family around and, like a good truck, it helps me with the transport of groceries.

Dario Loison

Dario Loison

Costabissara, in the province of Vicenza is the home of the “sweet paradise” born as a small bakery oven, in 80 years, the laboratory has been transformed into an established artisan company whose products are in demand all over the world. For three generations Loison has been able to continually question itself to keep up with the times and tastes.
What car do you drive?
“An Audi / 4-wheel drive gives me security. Perfect for my weekends in South Tyrol where I can enjoy the panorama of the Dolomites.”

Roberto Toro

Roberto Toro

The starry nights and a star (the Michelin one) shine on the wonderful terrace of the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo which houses the Otto Geleng restaurant with its precious tables, silvers, crystals, hand-embroidered tablecloths, Here an incomparable view of the coast and the spectacular cuisine by Chef Roberto Toro
What car do you drive?
“An Audi. But I’m not a big fan of cars, I just need it for getting around.”

Tano Simonato

“Milan at the table”means Tano Simonato, Michelin star and his famous restaurant Tano , passami l’olio – Tano pass me the oil- where the attention is particularly focused on the condiment per excellence: extra virgin olive oil, both in cooking and cold. Tano’s slogan is There are two ways to eat: one to feed, the other to have fun. The nice thing is that the second does not eliminate the first
What car do you drive?
After 35 years of Volvo, I switched to Lexus because I wanted a hybrid car, a super-comfortable seat, as I travel and a generous trunk capable of accommodating at least three pre-prepared line boxes

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Asina Luna
L’Imbuto
Loison
Tano Passami l ‘olio
Otto Geleng
Luigi Biasetto
Agostino Iacobucci

ITALY: WINE AND COOKIES

“PESCIOLINI DI CESENATICO” THE TRADITIONAL COOKIES FROM CESENATICO

What wine to pair?

Solara Albana Passito DOCG from Cantine Celli

The Bertinoro vineyards: Solara Albana, is a passito with the Romagna inside
The first year of production of Albana Passito wine for the Celli di Bertinoro company dates back to the mid-80s, although in Romagna the tradition of hanging grapes in the attic is much older. It is harvested in early October, rests for 40 days, to be pressed in mid-November.

I vigneti di Bertinoro. Solara Albana, un passito con la Romagna dentro

This is followed by alcoholic fermentation and aging in barrique for 8 months. It is a wine with a sweet flavor, but balanced by acidity and a slight tannic presence, with an intense shiny golden yellow color and a perfume with notes of apricot, candied fruit, citrus. A perfect passito with fine pastries, chocolate, blue cheeses, pies with fruit jams and acacia honey

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Vino e Dolce. La torta di albicocche di Aurora Mazzucchelli, Stella Michelin

                                   

               Che vino abbinare?

Il moscato non è solo un vino bianco dolce e aromatico: stimola la curiosità, il carattere, ed è il modo giusto per interpretare le diverse situazioni della vita. E’ ideale con i dolci e le crostate alla frutta e perfetto per il dessert di Aurora.

Moscato d’Asti Saracco DOCG

Il Moscato d’Asti Saracco DOCG è un vino aromatico autoctono dal colore giallo paglierino e dall’aroma caratterizzato da profumi di arancio e pesca. Il vitigno è il Moscato Bianco di Canelli tipico della zona delle Langhe. Questo moscato è diventato il preferito dei rapper e hip hoppers americani  che non solo lo sorseggiano nei party ma addiruttira lo citano nello loro canzoni.  Così hanno fatto Kanye West, Lil ‘Kim e Kendrick Lamar che ha ritmato: «Quando le cose si fanno difficili da digerire / abbiamo bisogno di una bottiglia di Moscato»

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Forno Mollica
Via Porrettana n.291, Sasso Marconi (Bologna)
Cantine Saracco
Via Circonvallazione 6, Castiglione Tinella (Cuneo) Italia