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The Mad Dog “speakeasy”.
From speakeasy-inspired cocktail bars and natural wine bars to offal-laced restaurant menus, Torino constantly leaves me thirsty and hungry for more. This elegant city in Piedmont feels worlds away from Rome and I love strolling its porticoed streets, grazing from place to place. Here are my top picks for where to eat and drink:
A very special thanks to Vittorio Rusinà of Tirebouchon for making so many of these suggestions!
Under normal circumstances I would never write this: you should go to Caffè Propaganda. (Not for the food. Never for the food.) The place is appealing in a Keith McNally kinda way, I guess. But Propaganda is not in NYC’s Meatpacking District or Soho where a wannabe French bistro for the beautiful people makes (more…)
Beginning in May of this year, Milan will host the Expo, an international, 6-month long, food-oriented world’s fair. Italy has projected that 20 to 30 million visitors will converge on Milan for the festivities, figures that would break tourism records in the Italian business and fashion capital. Although the city has long been written off (more…)
Join me and the team from Philly’s Rome-inspired restaurant Amis for a very special dinner on February 18. Chefs Brad Spence, Ned Maddock and the crew are butchering a whole lamb for the feast and beverage director Steve Wildy will be pouring amazing beer, wine and liquors from Lazio. I’ll be curating the meal and walking guests through the cultural history of lamb in Rome. Here’s what we’ll be serving:
Carrots, radish, celery, fennel, cauliflower with olive oil salt and pepper
Breaded and fried lamb brains with lemon
Abbacchio allo Scottadito
Suckling lamb chops fried on the plancha
Lamb kababs with sage and pancetta on toast
Lamb sausage spedini
Tonnarelli with lamb livers and tomato sauce
Fettuccine with braised leg ragu
Lamb stew with egg and lemon
Ricotta, pine nut and bitter choc tart
Citrus sorbetto with RSFP biscotti
Dinner starts at 6:30PM and costs $65 plus tax and gratuity. The optional beverage pairing is $30. Reservations are essential. To book, call 215-732-2647.
Rome’s historic center is a dense and overwhelming place where tourist traps and fabulous food venues stand side by side. With a bit of strategizing, you can eat and drink really well in the Centro Storico. In the latest installment of my YouTube series KP’s Rome, I visit a few of my favorite places to eat and drink. For more, be sure to visit my Rome page and to download my app! (more…)