Florence Eats

If you’re going to Florence there are simply some foods and some places that you can’t miss. Whether you’ve got a day or weeks to spend meandering through her city streets you’ll no doubt need to squeeze in many meals during your stay. Some of these foods are quintessentially Italian, others Tuscan and some purely for the Fiorentini – but there is no doubt they’re enjoyed by all who visit.

See if you can work your way through the entire list!

Pasta e sugo

Sometimes you just need to start with the basics and a restaurant that has mastered the art of fresh pasta and a simple tomato sauce is Il Brincello. I also recommend the ravioli fritti for a tasty starter, they’re delicious! Continue reading “Florence Eats”


Defying gravity: No flat surfaces left

In Siena it seems they have run out of flat surfaces and have had to come up with ingenious ideas around fitting their businesses into some not so ideal locations.

This restaurant has established itself on a small ally and embraced the slant.

Weightless in Siena.

Extraordinary attention to detail

Barcelona and tapas go hand in hand and if you’re lucky enough to get your booking sorted two months before you get there you might just be able to have some of the most extraordinary food of your life.

The restaurant is Tickets and it is an amazing combination of the most extraordinary tapas food that is delivered with wonderful theatre and spectacle. It is tapas like you’ve never seen before using inspiring techniques to change textures and flavours – explosions for your senses.

Now as I mentioned you have to have pre-planned for this experience and whilst I have heard that you might be lucky enough to get a walk in, I wouldn’t risk it.

Two months in advance the table reservations are released online at the strike of midnight – Spanish time. You need to be fast as people all around the world snap up the tables quickly. We managed to get one for an 11.30am sitting on a Saturday morning – fortunately one of the three days we would be in Barcelona.

But whatever time you manage to get I highly recommend that you take the chance for an experience that you won’t forget quickly.

Ticket’s liquid olives.
Puffed spicy saffron “squid”.
Crusted sea bass with mojo sauce.
Grilled lobster.
Confit potatoes with ham.
Iberico pork in mole sauce.
Oysters served 2 ways.
“Molette” with double chin.
Mango sorbet with a mango cone.
Hot and cold chocolate fritters.
Lemon ice cream.
Gusanitos – mint marshmallows.
Cherry tree.