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Spotti e mangiati

The establishments, tastes and cooking personalities in Europe, as seen by Gualtero Spotti


Geranium, a stunning hake

In Copenhagen, testing the elegant skills of an ace like Rasmus Kofoed, finely represented by a formidable dish

13-07-2018 | 10:00

MarbledNasello with caviar and buttermilk, a dish from Geranium in Copenhagen, Denmark, 3 Michelin stars and 19th in the 2018 World's 50Best (photo from Claes Bech Poulsen)

Read | 13-07-2018 | 10:00 | Spotti e mangiati

Simone Zanoni, a Brescian chef in the grandeur of hotel George V

For the past year or so, there’s been a valiant Italian chef at the legendary Four Seasons in Paris

08-01-2018 | 07:00

Since August 2016 Simone Zanoni, born in Brescia in 1976, is at the helm of the Italian-Mediterranean restaurant Le George, inside the Four Seasons George V in Paris

Read | 08-01-2018 | 07:00 | Spotti e mangiati

That old house in Montenegro

A visit to Podgorica and Stara Kuca, a den for good meat dishes, in the picturesque country in old Yugoslavia

20-07-2017 | 07:00

Stara Kuca in Podgorica, tel. +382.069.030204, nice cuisine in Montenegro (translated into English by Slawka G. Scarso)

Read | 20-07-2017 | 07:00 | Spotti e mangiati

Searching for Skrei / 2

The Lofoten Islands, between January and April, are the place where to catch this extraordinary and unique fish

19-04-2015
The Lofoten Islands are not just a magic place, characterised by intense and romantic landscapes. They are also Norway’s most important area for the catch of codfish, Norway being only second to China, in terms of volumes of catch
Read | 19-04-2015 | Spotti e mangiati

Searching for Skrei / 1

A journey to Norway, between Oslo and the Lofoten islands dedicated to the best fresh codfish

18-04-2015

Gunnar Jensen’s new restaurant in Trømso, called Mathallen, where you can taste an interpretation of Danish Smørrebrød, prepared with codfish placed on a slice of focaccia, with shallot and red onion purée

Read | 18-04-2015 | Spotti e mangiati

New water in Cadore

AGA, the restaurant of young chef Oliver Piras, is named in the local Ladin language

14-07-2014

Oliver Piras and Alessandra Del Favero are partners in life and in business. They met in the three-starred restaurant Da Vittorio in Brusaporto, while were working for the Cerea brothers. A few weeks ago they moved to San Vito di Cadore, where inside Hotel Villa Trieste, owned by Alessandra’s family, they opened AGA (tel. +39.0436.890134)

Read | 14-07-2014 | Spotti e mangiati

Destination Paris / 2

Alain Ducasse doesn’t miss a beat. And wisely renovates two old glories in town

04-05-2014

The second part of our journey across the novelties in Paris’ restaurant scene: this time it is basically all focused on the great Ducasse, who recently took the reigns of two historic establishments, both part of the Chateaux & Hotels Collection, whose president is Ducasse himself. The more formal Benoit (+33.1.58002215), near the Centre Pompidou, and Allard (+33.1.43264823), closer to Rive Gauche’s the jaunty spirit

Read | 04-05-2014 | Spotti e mangiati