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A week in a Greve Villa. restaurants and markets??

Thanks for your comments. Il Ristoro di Lamole is a name that keeps in coming up. Albergaccio in Castelinna also looks very enticing and appears to be a more uspscale place, is that correct? I take it both are good, the views from the Albergaccio patio look like a postcard perfect Tuscan countryside. Will decide in the next few weeks, agian thanks.
We were also thinking of having lunch while in Siena at
Osteria le Logge any thoughts? Have you been there?

May 07, 2014
skipmd in Italy

A week in a Greve Villa. restaurants and markets??

This July dor a special birthday the family is staying at villa in Greve for a week. We are planning on some home cooking exploring the local markets and also eating out. When last in Florence we had a great meal at I Dui G, the florentine steak and their signature green green rissoto, spinach and gorgonzola, were memorable.
We will be in Florence and Sienna each for a day and plane on dinner.
We will have a meal in Radda at Darrio Cecchini's place.
Suggestions would be welcome? We have cars and like driving.
Thanks.

May 03, 2014
skipmd in Italy

Chinese noodles for New Years. Where to go

Thank you will check them out.

Feb 01, 2014
skipmd in Manhattan

Chinese noodles for New Years. Where to go

Momofuku, overrated or really great

Feb 01, 2014
skipmd in Manhattan

Chinese noodles for New Years. Where to go

Thanks. Lots of press on Xi a

Feb 01, 2014
skipmd in Manhattan

Chinese noodles for New Years. Where to go

Best place to start the new year. With Hand thrown noodles for lunch?

Feb 01, 2014
skipmd in Manhattan

Florence in July, Where not to eat?

That is helpful since many peope go by the old adage don't worry you can't go wrong. Clearly you can.
I have been to your blog and it is helpful.. we are making reservations at Due G, La Giostra and 3rd to be chosen while there. Would you have any suggestions for dinner in Lucca?

May 28, 2012
skipmd in Italy

Florence in July, Where not to eat?

My wife and I will be in Florence for 4 nights with a day trip to Lucca. I have read a lot of the comments by many contributors and they are very helpful, too many choices. I was last in Florence for a whirlwind 24 hours about 7 years ago and ended up having dinner in Fiesole.
Many people say you can not go wrong with any place you choose.. but what if? So are there some places that look inviting but from experience are just not worth it, adequate but not memorable?

May 28, 2012
skipmd in Italy

Family of four Dinner < 200E

Thanks for the heads up, I will print this out for our trip. Our hotel is very close to La Boqueria..any thoughts about places there?? Thanks

Jan 21, 2010
skipmd in Spain/Portugal

Family of four Dinner < 200E

I will be in Barcelona next month for 4 nights, visiting my son who is spending spring semester there.
I would like some recommendations for dinner and lunch. I have read the boards and it seems many restaurants are very expensive. I am looking for good food, not necessarily cutting edge, molecular gastronomy, but a place that you woud want to go back to. I would like to spend 200E for dinner, family of four, less for lunch. We were in Barcelona before and had a memorable meal at Hoffman, but too expensive to return and a lot of fun at Cal Pep.
Help

Jan 18, 2010
skipmd in Spain/Portugal

Latest on Fairway Market in Pelham

Very excited to hear about this. Can you tell me where in Pelham the store will be located.

TOMATO SAUCE

Thanks for the input I think you were right. I was looking though my cookbooks and found a note from Marcella Hazan. She notes that the oil will separate and run clear when the tomatoes have been cooked down and have evaporated their water content. This may increase the concentration of naturally occurring glutamate, major flavor enhancer, my thought.

Aug 21, 2009
skipmd in Home Cooking

TOMATO SAUCE

Is there a technical reason for cooking a tomato sauce until the oil separates?

Aug 20, 2009
skipmd in Home Cooking