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Bene Restaurant – Sheraton Grand Bangalore at Brigade Gateway

A meal at Bene dispels many myths associated with Italian cuisine and what shines though here is the quality of ingredients that make for a superlative dining experience. Before starting this meal, I had the pleasure to chat with the very talented Chef Roberto Apa who is in charge of the culinary creations here. A seasoned professional… Read More Bene Restaurant – Sheraton Grand Bangalore at Brigade Gateway

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Top 9 things to do in Verona

There is something in the air of Verona that is hard to miss. Perhaps this is why Shakespeare set not one but three of his plays here – Romeo & Juliet, the Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Taming of the Shrew! As I enter this quaint city, I am enamoured by the sheer beauty… Read More Top 9 things to do in Verona

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Top 10 foods you must try in Italy

The plate in front of me is enticing – it looks straight out of a farm, with fresh red tomatoes, luscious coloured bell peppers, home grown olives and fresh cheese from a dairy. The fresh rocket cheese and garden vegetables makes me dig in instantly into this Caprese salad – well in Italy food is… Read More Top 10 foods you must try in Italy

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Paella and Risotto food festival at My Fortune, Bengaluru

The Spanish Paella The Italian Risotto An interesting food festival is underway in Bengaluru and it is to do with a staple – rice! My Fortune, Bengaluru is currently running its ode to the Mediterranean with the unique “Paella and Risotto” food festival. Sachin Talwar, Executive Chef, ITC My Fortune gave us a preview of the culinary… Read More Paella and Risotto food festival at My Fortune, Bengaluru

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What to see in Bergamo, Italy?

As my flight lowered into Milan, I was besotted by the sight of the endless snow capped Alps – it was magical almost straight out of a portrait and was a mesmerizing sight that set the tone for my Italian sojourn. My destination Bergamo was an hour’s drive from Milan a city with a wealth… Read More What to see in Bergamo, Italy?