Astino nel Gusto

For three days Astino’s Valley, one of my favourite places in Bergamo for its natural beauty, will be the stage of a gastronomic event. It is called “Astino nel Gusto”. The former Monastery will trasform itself into the town of culinary delights, where food and local products are the absolute protagonists. So many gourmet options…

Mist in the mountains

I want to start off this post with a quote by John Muir. Of course, led by curiosity, I googled this gentleman out and this is what I’ve found: John Muir (1838 –1914) Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of…

Torta di rose

Today on the blog I’m going to show you a dessert I made last weekend. It’s about a cake typical from Mantua and its origins date back to 1400: it was made for a special occasion, the wedding between Isabella D’Este and Francesco di Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua; the shape of roses was a gift…

I Maestri del Paesaggio 2017

Came to the seventh edition, Bergamo opens its doors to nature lovers with I Maestri del Paesaggio, an event focused on landscape that aims to think off the beaten track and re-think territory and nature from an innovative point of view, taking them straight to everyday life. If the sixth edition was about the power…

Miyabi

If you’re looking for a new sushi destination in Bergamo to throw into your repertoire, consider checking out Miyabi located in Via S. Francesco. The restaurant is not flashy, no sign outside or anything like that, but in the last few years it has becoming more and more popular through the word of mouth. As…

MidiCi The Neopolitan Pizza Company

Fast casual pizza concept, with an Italian heart: this is MediCi, The Neopolitan Pizza Company. The chain is popular throughout the U.S. and offers a variety of specialty and make-your-own pizzas, as well as salads, burrata, and small bites. I’ve been few times with my girlfriend to the location in Columbia, Missouri. I remembered the…

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Welcome back to the Italian Guest for another post! Can’t wait to share with you some of the highlights of the last two weeks! My girlfriend @ninamclernon and I headed to Carbondale, a small college town in Southern Illinois that would experience totality, the moment when the moon gobbled up the sun, for longer than nearly…

Fried Zucchini Blossoms

New recipe on the blog! Crunchy, salty, and utterly addictive, fried zucchini blossoms make for a delicious starter! One of my favourite dishes🍴 You can eat them like candies; they are that good 😋 INGREDIENTS Vegetable oil (for frying) 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 large egg yolks 1 teaspoon kosher salt 12 ounce weiss beer…

Reaching for the sky: Skydeck Chicago

Chicago, known as the birthplace of the skyscraper, is a living museum of modern architecture. Recently during our Three days in Chicago, we decided to go checking out the Skydeck on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower (still the Sears Tower in some people’s hearts). The Willis Tower is located on Wacker Avenue, with the Skydeck entrance on Jackson…

Three days in Chicago

Back to the USA and being able to spend some time with my girlfriend @ninamclernon always makes me happy. My flight arrived to Chicago last week and I spent a beautiful weekend in the windy city. One year ago I was blogging for the first time about Chicago and how to experience the best of it…

La Valle Della BioDiversità

  Today on the blog I want to talk about a special place in Bergamo not many people know about it: La Valle della BioDiversità or the Valley of BioDiversity in English. To my eyes, it’s a little green oasis located in the Astino Valley. This garden is an open museum full of preciousness, where…

Misushi Restaurant

If you’re looking for a new sushi destination to throw into your repertoire, consider checking out Misushi Restaurant located in Navigli area in Milan. I went to this AYCE with friends on a tuesday night, we didn’t reserver a table but the staff welcomed us without any problem. The inside of this japanese restaurant is…