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Barbarossa

This lunch stop in Capri was good. The place was touristy? How do I know, you ask? My yardstick for measurement was the price of wine

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Aug 08, 2016 |  Original Post

La Caravella

Second dinner in Italy alone! The server popped open a bottle of Moscato. Quite charming, this server. Brown bread with fennel. Soft inside, crusty outside, but less crusty than Da Gemma. The best breadsticks I’ve eaten. No effort to eat it at ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Jul 11, 2016 |  Original Post

Da Gemma

Would you step into a place that’s renowned for its seafood if you’re a vegetarian? I did! I say it was because of a bit of lack of time that I didn’t get to research my restaurants as much as I would’ve wanted to. This place ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Jun 28, 2016 |  Original Post

Roscioli Caffè

This was our fourth food stop for the day, not counting any gelaterias. I wasn’t able to get in the main restaurant, so we came here. They didn’t have their much popular cacio e pepe at this location so we went with a simple tomato sauce ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Jun 21, 2016 |  Original Post

I Monticiani

After strolling and eating all day, we were here, our final eat stop for the day. We didn’t particularly explore the Argentine side of the place other than probably the wine. I couldn’t get in one more of my bookmarked places, so I came ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Jun 16, 2016 |  Original Post

Armando al Pantheon

I have little self control when it comes to food. What else explains sitting for a second lunch just because I’d heard rave reviews of this place and that I couldn’t get in earlier. I ordered chicory sauteed with olive oil garlic and ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Jun 11, 2016 |  Original Post

Di Rienza

So we were tired and didn’t particularly have an agenda for the day, so we ended up sleeping late. And starting very late. And then walking around the Pantheon to have lunch at Armanda. But they said they were booked. And it was 12:30ish. So ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Jun 04, 2016 |  Original Post

L’Amici

A special lunch celebrating a colleague’s birthday and anniversary at work.  It was a good place, a very friendly server and very good food. Thin crust wood-oven fired pizza.  We tried the truffle and mushroom pizza.  The crust ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Jun 03, 2016 |  Original Post

Angelino Ai Fiori

We’re now on day 4 and a proper meal hasn’t been had since morning. We’ve gone to the colosseum and the baby has slept. So we think we’d be able to do the Roman Forum too, while he’s asleep and then grab a bite. But ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: May 19, 2016 |  Original Post

Vineria S. Marta

Italy being laid back, most restaurants open for dinners after 7 or 7:30 PM.  There are some that are open all day, but come now, would you want to dine there? :p I have this thought in my head always – if it’s that easily available, it ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: May 05, 2016 |  Original Post

Cocopazzo

So the husband was incessantly complaining about how this was going to be a tiring day and he was least interested in anything and this was only the second day in Italy. We got lost – read separated from each other around the Duomo. So I said ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: May 01, 2016 |  Original Post

El Brellin

We couldn’t manage tickets to the Last Supper in Milan, they sell out quite ahead of time. But our first supper in Italy was in Milan, at El Brellin, in the Navigli District. I must say, the pictures that I’d browsed online did not ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Apr 29, 2016 |  Original Post

Gourmet Comfort Food Recipe: Pulled Beef Ragu

Beef ragu, beef ragu, beef ragu, beef ragu….sometimes a dish pops in my head and dominates my thoughts so much, that I end up planning an entire day around making that dish. Beef ragu. It is not the first time Continue reading → The post ...

Blog: Eat.Live.Blog.
Posted on: Jan 23, 2016 |  Original Post

Olivia

This one disappointed me in that stood up on the reviews.  So when I entered, the place looked all good and fancy (remember, New York City is my yardstick). But when the food arrived, it all went for a toss.  The pizza was still OK, but the ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Oct 06, 2015 |  Original Post

osso

One time when Emily Maynard was The Bachelorette and they were filming in Charlotte, she came on a date here. I know this because reality TV is my guilty pleasure (you can judge me if you want. My mom does. My boyfriend does. Some of my friends do. ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Apr 20, 2015 |  Original Post

50 Women Game Changers in Food: Lidia Bastianich (Week 12)

In 2011, Gourmet released their list of the 50 Women Game Changers in Food. I stumbled on this entirely by accident. One week a couple of months ago, I was meal planning, and didn’t have access to my Ina Garten cookbooks. So, I googled the recipe ...

Blog: Bake it. Create it. Love it.
Posted on: Mar 20, 2015 |  Original Post

hornets buzzworthy concessions at time warner cable arena

The Hornets are back in Charlotte and the city is abuzz with excitement. Hugo, the Honey Bees, a honeycomb court , and teal and purple are not the only changes fans can look forward to with the return of the Hornets. The Hornets and Levy ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Nov 10, 2014 |  Original Post

That’s right, I eat at the Olive Garden…and I like it!

I am no Marilyn Haggerty, so when Olive Garden reached out to see if I would be interested in reviewing their new menu, I was intimidated at first. I also almost turned them down because I had never reviewed a Continue reading →

Blog: Eat.Live.Blog.
Posted on: Apr 23, 2014 |  Original Post

aria tuscan grill

My sister came to Charlotte for New Year’s Eve and after ringing in 2014 together at the Roxbury, she stuck around through the weekend to catch…

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Feb 18, 2014 |  Original Post

aria tuscan grill

My sister came to Charlotte for New Year’s Eve and after ringing in 2014 together at the Roxbury, she stuck around through the weekend to catch…

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Feb 18, 2014 |  Original Post

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