Absorbed in the art of Magritte at the Inside Magritte exhibition in Milan. This was a first for me. No actual paintings but an audiovisual experience. I want to say that I prefer real paintings, however Magritte himself apparently said that he preferred a postcard of a painting to going to a museum. Go figure. The other exhibit I wanted to go to in Milan was The Art of Banksy, not authorized by the street artist who anyway denies such establishments. Different times for art exhibits. Nice to be in the big city for a day. Big cities offer us confrontations.
Best part of the wine festival Hostaria this year... is its beer! #verona #hostaria #craftbeer
Said goodbye to our lovely group with cicchetti and spritz. Venice is Venice. There is no city like it. You can complain about the crowds, the cruise ships or getting lost in its many dead end streets, but it charms you with its light, colors and flavors. Arrivederci Venezia! ❤️ Day 7 of our Northern Italy trip with @chefnancy
Prosecco, prosecco, and more prosecco. This DOC and DOCG sparkling wine of Veneto is so fun (cork pops and bubbles) and diverse (Spumante, frizzante or tranquillo) that we don’t get tired of having it at each meal. In 1754, the word Prosecco appears for the first time in the book Il roccolo Ditirambo by Venetian poet Aureliano Acanti: 'And now I would like to wet my mouth with that Prosecco with its apple bouquet'. Day 6 of our Northern Italy trip with @chefnancy
Say cheese! Parmigiano reggiano, prosciutto di Parma, Aceto balsamico di Modena...the region with the most appreciated appellation products of Italy. One eats well in Emilia. Day 4 of our Northern Italy trip with @chefnancy
Valpolicella. The valley of many cellars, great food traditions and hospitality. My home for the last few years which keeps surprising me with its beauty. Day 2&3 of our Northern Italy trip with @chefnancy
We started our northern Italy food and wine tour with @chefnancy at @cavalleri_franciacorta tasting their sparkling wines made with traditional method in the Erbusco hills of Lombardy. Golden hues, smooth bubbles and the scent of brioche...Mainly Chardonnay grapes are used but here the owner Francesco is showing their experimental Erbamat grapevines, a forgotten local grape which might bring some more fresh acidity to the region’s sparkler.
Back in business, after months of avoiding ‘dangerous food’, with ‘le perle di goro’ oysters, marinated and grilled eel of Comacchio and ice cream in a charcoal cone in Ravenna! Emilia Romagna rocks!
My piece on the food and wine scene of Budapest is out on The Smart Set. Read it online (link in bio) and go visit Hungary! #budapest #hungry #hungarianfood #foodandwine #volcanicwines #foodandwine #foodwriter #foodtravel