Burrata is mozzarella and cream. Spacca Napoli serves it drizzled with olive oil and served with toasted bread – the perfect appetizer for sharing but it will not last long!Read More Burrata – Spacca Napoli Pizzeria in Chicago
Walk the Bougainvillea lined streets of Capri to Terrazza Brunella sitting atop a cliff overlooking the Marina Piccola. This really is one of the most romantic restaurants with a break taking view. Fresh caught fish and produce grown right there in Capri fill the menu. Try the branzino fish and octopus carpaccio. Friendly service and […]Read More Up Your Romantic Dinner Game at Terrazza Brunella – Capri, Italy
Mitte is a bustling neighborhood in Berlin full of bars, restaurants and close to attractions like Alexanderplatz, Brandenburger Tor and museums. Schönhauser Strasse is a wonderful street with boutiques and cafes with a cozy Italian corner restaurant called Mädchenitaliener. We happened upon Mädchenitaliener before going to see the Eisbären Berlin play (Berlin’s professional hockey team). The […]Read More Great Italian in Berlin|Mädchenitaliener in Mitte
Mario Batali’s Eataly opened on Monday and is basically Disneyland for foodies. Remember when Whole Foods opened up their store in Lincoln Park and you felt like you could spend hours in there? Well this feels like Whole Food times ten. Two levels full of all the groceries, wine, food, cookbooks and kitchenware you could […]Read More Italian Food Lover’s Dream – Ciao, Eataly Chicago!
From the moment we walked in Balena it was perfect. The high ceiling with wood beams and big round lights give Balena an open and warm feel. Decor elements like the custom leather bar, wood block floor, old-timey cabinets, cutting board style tables, red leather folding chairs and Italian tile in greens blues and cream […]Read More Rustic Italian at Balena – Lincoln Park, Chicago
Located on a quaint cobblestone street just steps from Paul Revere‘s house sits the exceptional Italian restaurant Mamma Maria. With so many Italian restaurants in the North End Mamma Maria is truly a standout with its excellent service, locally sourced food and amazing city views. It should be on everyone’s list to try. The restaurant […]Read More Tasting Life @ Mamma Maria – North End, Boston
I wrote about my celebration weekend in San Francisco earlier this month and wanted to follow-up with my trip to Delfina. I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Delfina. I’ve been on dates there, had heart-to-hearts with friends, and celebrated many occasions. Each time it has always felt like I was coming […]Read More Coming Home to the Mission and Delfina – San Francisco, CA
It’s good to be back in Chicago after a trip abroad; however, the jet leg is not treating me well. I want to go to bed at 5pm but will myself to stay awake, go to bed at a reasonable hour only to wake up at 2:30am. Hoping to be back on a regular sleeping […]Read More Davanti Enoteca – University Village
If you can swing it, last-minute travel can be the way to go when exploring a city like New York. I had a weekend free and wanted to get out-of-town, have good weather, eat some great food, stay in a hotel with a nice view and celebrate an anniversary, oh and not spend a million […]Read More 36 Hours In NYC – Gotham Bar & Grill, The High Line and More!