Category: Italy

Scott has a significantly nicer wardrobe than I do, though I probably win on bags and shoes. . .ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

scott tags- small

I think everyone in Milan really upped their game for last year’s Expo because the food was even better than our last trip.ย  We ate exceptionally well this time.ย  Here are some highlights.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚


Tagliolini with Black Truffles

tartuf 1- small


Beef Tartare

riso 2- small

Artichoke Salad with Fennel, Lemon, Walnuts & Grana Padano

riso 1- small

Risotto with Asparagus & Sausage

riso 3- small

Volemose Bene (Apologies, as it was super dark!)

Cacio e Pepe

vol 1- small

Fritto Misto with Artichokes, Stuffed Zucchini Flowers & Arancini

vol 2- small

Frijenno Magnanno

Another Fritto Misto, this one with eggplant, zucchini, mozzarella and fried dough. ๐Ÿ™‚

frij 1- small

Bufalata Pizza

frij 2- small

Sausage & Rapini Pizza

frij 3- small

La Prosciutteria

Small sharing board for two

la pro 2- small

la pro 1- small

la pro 3- small

Eataly Smeraldo

Margherita Speciale & Originale

eataly 1- small


Flat on my back exhausted. . .good thing we’ve been stopping every ten feet for snacks. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

That’s why we’ll be in Milan next week. ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

Just FYI: Since we’re still overseas, a comprehensive Punta Cana post will follow in mid January when we get back to France. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Geneva, Switzerland

The original Cafรฉ de Paris butter

geneva 1

Post Izumi Lunch Fade

geneva 2

MO Bar @ Mandarin Oriental

geneva 3

Turin, Italy


turin 1- small


turin 3- small

MiaGola (CAT!) Caffรจ
turin 2- small

Lyon, France

lyon 3- small

Les Fleurs du Malt

lyon 1- small

Cassoulet of Snails

lyon 2- small

Sardinia, Italy

sardinia 1

sardinia 2

sardinia 3

Dubai, UAE

World’s Most Expensive Shake Shack


Bangalore, India

moo. . .

india 3- small

india 2- small

Even More Gulab Jamun!

india- small

Girona, Spain

girona 2- small

girona 3

girona 1- small


Pardon My French (followed by late night Sunny & Annie’s!)

nyc 1

Everything Bagel @ Tompkins Square Bagels

nyc 3

Leftover Dan Dan Noodles from Han Dynasty

nyc 2

Artichoke Basille’s

nyc 4

Frankfurt, Germany

frankfurt- small

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic


pc 3- small

pc4- small

pc- small

Days 7 to 9. . .

stg- small

rene bianca 3- small

Ristorante da Thomas

Gnocchi al sugo di Salsiccia

gnocchi- small

Spaghetti alle Vongole (second best thing I ate in Sardinia)

spaghetti vongole- small

Roadside Panini Stand

st panini

Rena Bianca Beach

st rena bianca- small

water- small


seadas- small

Sardinian Brekkie- Cakes, Tarts & Cookies (!)

brekkie- small

brekkie 2- small

Pizzeria Balajana

ย Giant Pizza, Craft Beer not in photo ๐Ÿ˜‰

st giant pizza- small


tiramisu- small

So, that’s all for Sardinia.ย  I saved some photos for the year in review post, but seriously. . .editing these made me want to go on holiday again.ย  I guess that’s why I booked a trip to Spain last week.ย  Of course, it was also a “Welcome Home from India!!” surprise for Scott too.ย  If you’re in Girona in August, drop us a line.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Osteria Coco

Local Sausage & Ricotta with Honey

sausage ricotta- small

Pane Frattau (my favourite dish of the trip!)

pane frattau- small

Seafood Risotto

seafood risotto- small

Mono Tiramisureria

Pistachio Tiramisu

mono tiramisu2- small

Osteria Tecla


aperitivo ot- small

Da Roby’s

Focaccia Farcita

focaccia farcita- small

Pizza Bianco

pizza bianco 3- small

Gelatissimo La Maddalena

Mirto & Pistachio Gelato

gelato mirto- small

The Duke Cocktail & Lounge Bar


the duke2- small

the duke- small

Budelli Island

budelli 2- small

budelli- small

budelli swimming- small

sea urchins!

sea urchins- small

Spargi Island

spargi 3- small

spargi swimming 2- small

our favourite swimming hole

spargi swimminghole- small

spargi water- small

Not Entirely Sure Which Island (possibly the other side of Spargi, possibly not)

later island- small

later island 2- small

Where we spent days 1-3. . .

porto massimo 2- small

PM beach- small

pm bar- small

porto massimo- small

La Scogliera

bread basket- small

Lobster & Asparagus Fregola

lobster fregola- small

Rigatoni with Pecorino & Seafood

scott primi- small

Fritto Misto

frito misto- small

Tuna Tataki

tuna tataki- small

La Locanda Del Mirto (five minute drive away from Porto Massimo)

locanda- small



Pasta Sampler (incl. wild boar & angiulottos)

pasta sampler- small

Porceddu- Suckling Pig on a spit

suckling pig- small

Bar il Mirto

Insalata Caprese & a glass of Torbato

caprese- small

Penne with Mussels, Porcini & Truffle

penne- sall

As you can tell, days one to three were mainly spent lying on the beach, swimming, snorkeling and eating.ย  Good times!ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

We had an amazing trip to Sardinia, exploring La Maddalena, Spargi, Budelli & Santa Maria Islands in the Maddalena archipelago as well as Santa Teresa Gallura & Palau on the main island.

There are hundreds of photos of beaches and boats, seafood and pasta. . .and maybe even a few of LED colour changing mood showers (must get one of those!).ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll try to put up some posts this week, while packing for India.ย  For now, here are a couple of random shots:

Spiaggia Rosa, Budelli (as close as you’re allowed to get to the pink beach these days)

rosa- small

Aperol Spritz @ Porto Massimo

aperol spritz- small

Gelato @ Santa Teresa Gallura

gallura gelato- small

So, a quick preview, but the best is yet to come!ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰