Sunday, May 12, 2013

Apps, Blogs and Twitter

Katie Parla is m favorite Roman food writer. Her App: "Katie Parla's Rome" and her Blog: are both tremendous resources.  The app is great because you can get the info without using any international data charges.

For info about the towns surrounding Rome, @lazioexplorer is a good follow on twitter.

Positano - Da Adolfo

Da Adolfo is one of the more interesting restaurants I have been to.  It is a tiny little place directly on the sea.  There is no road access, so it must be reached by boat from Positano.  At lunch time, Da Adolfo sends there boat to the pier in Positano to pick up customers.  The boat is pictured below, and is easily identified by the red fish that says Da Adolfo.  We actually missed the boat, and took a water taxi instead.  It is a 10 - 15 minute ride.

When you arrive, this is what you see.  It is not a fancy place,  but it is absolutely magical.  It is located in a teeny little cove.  I think people go there to swim and spend the day, as well as to eat. 

Here us on the patio:

And now, onto the food.  When we arrived, we were the only people there, and possibly the last people before they closed for the winter.  They asked us what wanted to eat, and we responded, whatever they were eating.  We did order appetizers, one of which is a dish for which they are famous: mozzarella grilled on lemon leaves:

Links to Some Articles About Italy from the Last Few Years

36 hours in Torino – NYT 2012 -

From The New York Times:
36 HOURS: 36 Hours in Perugia,
Perugia, in the central
 Italian region of Umbria, is an enchanting hilltop city with a compact historic center that is a rambling maze of medieval streets.

From The New York Times:
BITES : Restaurant Report: Venissa, on Isola di Mazzorbo,
The emphasis is on all things local at this restaurant on a restored estate on the island of Mazzorbo, a half-hour’s boat ride from Venice.

From The New York Times:
A Gothic Tour of
While its food and scenery command devotion, the country’s catacombs, skulls and castles offer a tantalizing glimpse into its violent past.

From The New York Times:
EUROPE ISSUE: Cucina dell’Arte: High-End Dining in
A quest for a different kind of eating in
 Italy, one that swaps the simple plate of pasta for art on a plate: maccheroni soufflĂ©, urchin risotto and caviar-and-chocolate for dessert.

In Rome, Small Artisanal Gelato Chains Thrive

Where do Romans Eat in Rome? 5 Restaurants Recommended by Locals
Dining in Rome: Flavio al Velavevodetto with Tavole Romane - Food Lover's Odyssey

Cesare Al Casaletto {Rome}