Category Archives: Regional food

Restaurant review: Sfoglia NYC

Sometimes I just have to admit it: New York City’s restaurant scene and culture simply kicks Philadelphia’s ass. And times I have to admit it are when I discover and visit amazing NYC restaurants like Sfoglia on the Upper East Side. Last night I enjoyed an enchanting, delightful meal there with my sweetie on one of our rare single-day escapes to New York. We tend to end up on the UES a lot so we’ve tried a number of places in the area over the past several years, but Sfoglia was easily the most stunning to date.

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Discovering Siena and Dinner at Ristorante San Desidero

Siena's Campo

Siena's Campo

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A Typical Tuscan Lunch and Dinner in Fiesole

A colorful Tuscan lunch

Lunch at Villa I Tatti

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Review: Trattoria Accadi in Florence, Italy

The Descent of Christ to Limbo by Bronzino

"The Descent of Christ to Limbo" by Bronzino

Villa I Tatti

Villa I Tatti

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Review: Trattoria Angiolino in Florence, Italy

Wednesday in Florence saw us rushing through more museums and historic churches in between the continuing terrible storms. We spent most of the day at the enormous Palazzo Pitti, home to a tremendous collection of art and decorative items. The storms became so severe that even when we were finished touring the museum, we remained under cover in their large courtyard, watching as torrents of rain poured down onto the ancient stonework and lightning flashed over the distant hills.

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