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Featuring the latest good news from the food world.

Join us this spring in Rustic Toscana

Accommodation Rustic Toscana

We have an amazing well curated week of food experiences happening in Rustic Toscana this spring.

A week of cooking classes making pasta with a true Italian mamma, tasting wine, enjoying trips to towns where you can enjoy food markets, local crafts, trattorias and much more.

You will be staying in a rustic villa surrounded by nature, swimming pool, fireplace, porch, an open kitchen for all the fun we will have with our Italian mamma Maria Grazia and our private cook João. During our resting moments you will have the opportunity of taking strolls around the village of Montegemoli and its natural reserve. It’s simply breathtaking.

Limited places.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR RUSTIC TOSCANA FOOD TOUR WEEK

Emporio Fasano

Emporio Fasano

Gero Fasano has, at long last, opened the doors of his so longed-for emporio in São Paulo.

This project has been in the makings for years. First in his heart. Followed by potential partners that never took off. Then came his other dream of opening Fasano hotel in New York City. Extremely delicate health issues came along the way to put everything on halt. Including going through a world pandemic.

Gero Fasano
Gero Fasano

Come early 2022 with prospects of a glorious first semester. The Big Apple gets a stunning hotel and dining experience upgrade with the arrival of Fasano in town and São Paulo by late July with the brand finally opening its deluxe emporio doors.

You can sense every tiny detail of perfection put into that project as you entered the grandious 1000sq meters space. Gero is a renowned perfectionist with the best taste and so is his team.

On the ground floor you will walk around the bakery and fresh past counters along with a prime quality made on a exclusive kitchen site that delivers all Fasano freshly made products from their pasta to sauces, take away ready bowl salads and a selected range of fruits and vegetables. All harvested from small local farmers.

On the first floor you will find a wide range of wines and liquors from around the world. A very Italian cheese and charcuterie counter with a cheese lab next to it. All blended in a space with shelves of exclusive Fasano branded products like extra virgin olive oil, ready made sauces, arborio rice, dry pasta, seasonings all curated by Gero himself.

For those sweet tooth there is also some delicious options of jams, chocolate and delicacies to have home when welcoming friends over for coffee.

Speaking of which, when arriving on the second floor you will be welcomed by the roasted smell of coffee on site at the coffeeshop. Fasano Casa section offers a range of home products from gorgeous candles to linen to mention a few. After enjoying the tour you must take a moment to have a seat at their terrace. Sit back, order a coffee with pastry. After all this is all part of la Bella vita as Italians do.

      R. Bela Cintra, 2245 – Jardins, São Paulo – SP, 01415-009
       Monday – Saturday 7:30am – 9pm / Sunday 9am-7pm

Italian espresso is applying to become Unesco heritage

When we talk about Italian food and drinks two things comes to mind straight away: Pizza and espresso. Not just any coffee. Espresso.

Espresso at Farmacia Del Cambio, Turin

That shot of creaminess with a perfumed and textured crema that tops the sip of espresso Italians drink from a porcelain cup.

Just like Neapolitans pizza makers having had their pizza added in 2017 to Unesco’s heritage list, now is the turn of Turin coffee makers to have a go.

“It is an authentic ritual, an expression of our sociality that distinguishes us around the world,” said Gian Marco Centinaio, agriculture undersecretary, confirming the application had been submitted.

Caffè Vergnano and Lavazza are two big international brands to come from Turin. A city that became the capital of espresso at the end of 19th century.

Caffè Vergnano, Turin

A great asset for the economy and a habit Italians do take it to their heart. Also a way to celebrate a ritual halted with pandemic days.

Let’s cross fingers.