The Stansfield Arms – a Historic Yorkshire Pub

The Stansfield Arms' Steak & Kidney Pudding Really Made an Impression : On our West Yorkshire visit, our relative Christopher suggested dinner at The Stansfield Arms, a traditional English pub in the Apperley Bridge area of Bradford. As a local, Christopher knows this pub well enough to … [Read more...]

Xocolat – Vienna’s Latest Chocolate Hotspot

In Vienna, the Latest Hotspot is not about WiFi : If the thought of gourmet, handmade Viennese chocolates makes you dribble at the mouth, wait till you have a peak through the large window of Xocolat Manufaktur, Vienna's latest chocolate hotspot. Even before you set foot in the door of the ninth … [Read more...]

Café Hawelka – More than a Typical Viennese Café

Vienna's equivalent of Paris' St-Germain des Prés Literary Cafés : If you're looking to experience a typically Viennese coffee house, Café Hawelka in the old town comes highly recommended. This classic Viennese coffee house is a legend in its own right. Located at Dorotheergasse 6 in the 1st … [Read more...]

Genovese Pesto Recipe – Liguria

Pesto from Cinque Terre

Genoa is the birthplace of Pesto: The Ligurian region is the birthplace of the Pesto sauce.  More precisely, it was in Genoa, on the north Ligurian coast, that Pesto originated. Basil, a main ingredient of pesto sauce, grows well in the Ligurian temperate climate. Travelling around Liguria, … [Read more...]

Baia Saracena – Vernazza

The Location is Fantastic but the Food Quality is Wanting : This bar on the breakwater enjoys a splendid location. For parched, sunbathers this is a convenient place to get a drink. Baia Saracena is the first café/bar that visitors will see when they come off their boat from one of the other … [Read more...]

Trattoria da Sandro – Vernazza

Even the Slow Food Movement would Baulk at the Slow Service here: Maria, our landlady recommended this place and said that she and the locals would dine here. This trattoria is on the right-hand side of via Roma as you walk towards the train station. There is an inside restaurant, but even without … [Read more...]

Trattoria Gianni Franzi – Vernazza

At Trattoria Gianni Franzi you'll find typical Cuisine of the Cinque Terre: For standard of food, service and price of meals, Trattoria Gianni gets our vote for the best trattoria/restaurant in Piazza Marconi. This trattoria enjoys a full house most evenings, leaving the other restaurants … [Read more...]

Dining Out in Vernazza – Cinque Terre

Restaurant Dining in Vernazza: Vernazza has a nice square by the harbour that is filled with a range of restaurants, trattorias and cafés.  Along the main street, via Roma, there are more eateries. If you're staying in this town during your Cinque Terre holidays, there are enough restaurants and … [Read more...]