I'm not exactly into art museum. It's probably the last thing I look for when I visit a city, especially if the weather is good.
But what to do between a visit of a market and a walk to have breakfast at that lost bar in a lost neighbourhood? It can be nice to stop and learn more about an hidden artist to rediscover, daylife art almost disappeared or old photographs of the city you love.
Here are 3 exhibitions that left me speechless for different reasons. You still a few time to visit them and you really should.
Andrea, where I can have the best tortellini in Bologna? I can't remember how many times I've heard this question, but all the times I give a very vague answer.
The truth is I usually don't order tortellini at the restaurant. If you still haven't left the website I explain the reason: tortellini for me and lots of bolognesi mean winter Sunday lunch with family, Christmas dinner with gifts and Panettone etc. It's a special dish for special occasions, that takes time to be prepared, not something we have everyday and in every season. But every year there's a way to find out which is the restaurant that makes the best tortellini.
I'm always suspicious with popular restaurants on Tripadvisor. I had terrible experiences in the past and, even if it's an essential tool to make our food tours in Bologna known, I don't trust it that much. That's probably the reason why it took me so long to visit Trattoria di Via Serra, #1 restaurant in Bologna on Tripadvisor. But I have another powerful tool in Bologna: very trusted foodies friends who kept repeating me how great it was. So I went. Curious to find out if Trattoria di Via Serra is the best restaurant in Bologna?
There's a new coffee course in Bologna. A course about what? Italian Coffee? Why should I take a course about it? I already know everything I need to know: my favorite barista just in front of the office, the volcano when I prepare the moka at home, the glass cup to serve it hot as the sun, the Arpeggio for my Nespresso machine etc.
There are lots of myths and clichés about coffee, especially in Italy, but in a small cup there's also a huge world to uncover. And I know passionate people who'd like to share all its secrets.
In a few months everybody in Bologna will talk about FICO - Eatalyword. The huge food park is opening on Nov.15th and the hype is growing.
I had the chance to visit the work in progress so, like an original umarell (the old bolognese men who like to watch construction sites), I took a walk inside with my camera to show you a preview of how it will be.
Bologna is a difficult place for vegetarians, apparently. Most of the the classics of bolognese cuisine are based on meat and if you walk around our food markets you see salami and mortadelle at every corner. But for those who don't eat meat is it possible to survive? These are 3 classics dishes of bolognese cuisine without meat not hard to find in restaurants.