Barbaresco Restaurant (Upper East Side, New York City)

Chicken livers with vin santo and sage.

Finding an excellent  yet reasonably-priced meal on New York's Upper East Side can be a bit of a challenge. It's not exactly NYC's trendiest dining destination, and a lot of times it seems that the high prices to be found in restaurants there do not reflect the quality of the food served. With that in ...

Italy 2014 Day 16: Goodbye, Salerno! And a final meal at L’antico Molo (Fiumicino)

church in salerno

Well, it was finally time to get ready to say goodbye not just to Salerno but to Italy: our last full day before flying home had arrived. And after over two weeks of amazing adventures (and food), we were quite honestly getting ready to go home. Exhaustion and a blasted stomach virus we seemed to ...

Italy 2014 Day 15: Amalfi Coast drive and Osteria Angolo Masuccio (Salerno)

Along the Amalfi Coast, looking back to Salerno

Fortunately it looked as though the weather was going to co-orperate with us on our last full day staying in Salerno, as our plan was to take a ride along the Amalfi Coast. Our host at Salerno Centro, Francesco, would be our driver and we were hoping to make it to three of the major ...

Italy 2014 Day 14: Paestum…and a Pasta Lesson!

The cheese factory at Tenuta Vannulo

I was still feeling a little under the weather when we got up this morning, but there would be no lying around in bed today. We had a busy schedule ahead of us: a tour by car south of Salerno to Paestum, with a stop at a buffalo mozzarella farm along the way. And that ...

Italy 2014 Day 13: De Gustibus and Ristorante Santa Lucia (Salerno)

The "Virtual" Museum of the Salerno Medical School.

Unfortunately I did not have a good night's sleep on my first night in Salerno. It wasn't the fault of our comfortable room and bed at Salerno Centro, but seemed to be a double-whammy of having an unexpected garlic intolerance attack after last night's dinner (most likely because of the steak) and a stomach virus, ...