In love with Hotel Palazzo Manfredi, Rome (Italy)

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I have felt in love with Rome already many many years ago when I visited the eternal city for the first time. Since then I am regularly returning, because love has to be taken care of and because my heart loves what Rome represents. Now I have another motive to return. I have felt in … Continue reading

The Feminine Cuisine: Ana Roš & Cristina Bowerman in Rome

Mackerel, yoghurt, peas and strawberries (Ana Roš) - Photo: Janez Pukšič

I’m very happy to be able to announce a beautiful encounter behind the stoves. For only one evening – for a wonderful four hands dinner – will be on Monday 9th December at 20.00 in Rome united two great ladies, two great masters of the cuisine. Both of them are very passionate and sensible, two … Continue reading

Dalla Slovenia con amore in Rome

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It’s a big pleasure for me to bring again to Rome some of the best Slovenian wine makers and chefs. On event which will take place at the beautiful Palazzo Ferrajoli on 10th December, will present themselves, with support of Slovenian Embassy in Rome and SPIRIT from Milano, wine makers: Movia Simčič Winecellar Brda Sanctum … Continue reading

Apsleys: Heinz Beck’s restaurant in London – glamourous and exquisite dining

One of the dishes served at Apsley's (Photo: Apsley's archive)

I’m very picky regarding food and places. There are quite some fashionable places where people more or less go to show off. Places where you have to be seen. I really don’t like them. I once even cancelled a date because the guy chose one of such places. Our choices are our mirrors. What is … Continue reading

Alfonso Caputo – guest chef at “Dalla Slovenia con amore” in Rome

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There are star chefs measured with stars. And there are legends which are simply above every classification. Because they are themselves, unique, special and they don’t change with one star more or less. One of those is the legendary chef from Campania, Alfonso Caputo, who is expressing his culinary heartfelt mastery in the family restaurant … Continue reading

Chefs Ksenija Krajšek Mahorčič, Marko Pavčnik, Igor Peresson and as guest Alfonso Caputo at “Dalla Slovenia con amore” in Rome

Piatto del chef Igor Jagodic (Dalla Slovenia con amore 2012 a Milano) / Dish by the chef Igor Jagodic (From Slovenia with love 2012 in Milan)

IT (English will follow later) Con un grandissimo piacere presento questa volta a Roma tre giovani bravissimi chefs sloveni, e nel senso di una bellissima amicizia tra due paesi confinanti – l’Italia e Slovenia, tra noi, come ospite che preparera un suo piatto, un grandissimo chef campano. KSENIJA KRAJŠEK MAHORČIČ (Gostilna Mahorčič, Rodik) Un segretto … Continue reading

“Dalla Slovenia con Amore” / “From Slovenia with Love” back to Rome on 26th November 2012

Group of Slovenian winemakers at last "Dalla Slovenia con amore" in Milano this year

IT (bellow also in English) Gia tradizionale presentazione della enogastronomia Slovena a Roma “Dalla Slovenia con amore” si svolgera questo anno il 26. novembre nella bellissima sala Ailanto sul rooftop del albergo Marriott Grand Hotel Flora sulla Via Veneto. ATTENZIONE: Per limite dello spazio, sara evento aperto solo per limitato numero dei professionisti di enogastronomia … Continue reading

About the author: Andreja Lajh & Haut de Gamme

I’m deeply involved in gastronomy, wines and hospitality. After my life and work between Slovenia and Italy I have recently moved to London to start my activity here. My professional background started with studies on Faculty of Architecture, continued with over 15 years in visual communications and advertising (Publicis, McCann, Ogilvy), mostly as art director/designer (so … Continue reading

Koppert Cress Tour Italy 2012: Dinner in Veneto with chef Ivano Mestriner and Batič wines

Photo: Paolo Picciotto

Koppert Cress specializes in cresses; seedlings of unique plants, which each have their own specific effect on the senses. Flavour, fragrance, feel or presentation, there is a cress for all. And the assortment is widening. Every year at least one new item is added to the collection of Micro-vegetables. A collection, which is presented as … Continue reading

Photo gallery: “Dalla Slovenia con amore” – Slovenian winemakers and chefs in Rome

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20 Slovenian winemakers and some of the best Slovenian chefs were on Monday 28th November  presenting themselves to their colleagues and friends: chefs, food & beverage managers, other food & wine professionals and journalists for an evening in the heart of Rome, at Palazzetto, right at the Trinita dei Monti, where they had possibility to … Continue reading