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Palatium reservations help

Thank you. I found a working resv site www.mytable.com for dinner only reservation

Oct 01, 2012
dewi in Italy

Palatium reservations help

Hello all,

Palatium reservations? I'm having trouble finding a way to make them!

I know it's a regional promotional type run of resturant. However I can't find a working website or email address. per another CH thread they don't take phone reservations.

I want a Lunch reservations for 2 on Friday Oct 12, @ 12:30. can someone help me, I tried to use the differnt "open table" types of Italian websites it keeps on saying "error no reservations".

Do You just show up and have to wait in line. If so, is it very busy, with long wait?

I'm Spending the morning at Galleria Borghese. Any Other other type of places like this for lunch with cured meats, cheese, antipasti type foods for lunch.

Guidance is appreciated.

Sep 30, 2012
dewi in Italy

Rome / Florence Where to buy nuts and dried fruit?

Thank you elizabeth. I agree freshness and turnover is vital to the deliciousness.
BTW/ I've been enjoying making plans with the wonderful shopping and eating suggestions on your apps.. I was so excited to read about your design and home goods background, your reccomandations are stellar both for food and fun shopping sources.

Sep 28, 2012
dewi in Italy

Venice

I absolutely agree planing a major trip is filled with lots of uncertainty and tons of fun excitement . This is my first trip to Italy, and a long trip without my husband accompanying us. restaurants are not my top priority ( I don't love eating in restaurants all the time). I know i will love all the art, architecture, furniture design, Kitchen stores... That is what will make me have a good trip.... I'm also very happy to go shopping for my own food - bakery, the market to buy cheese, Charcuterie, nuts and fruit, eat on a bench. :)

Sep 27, 2012
dewi in Italy

Venice

PBSF, Thank you for your kind words, and encouragement.
I'm glad I got this taken care of, made Saturday night 9:30pm resv with credit card at Alle Testiere.
I feel relieved and understand better with your explanations about Venice. It reminds me something like Nantucket in the summer as it swells with mostly tourists, but filled with happy local proprietors who need and want tourist business.
:)
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Sep 26, 2012
dewi in Italy

Rome / Florence Where to buy nuts and dried fruit?

Thanks.

Sep 26, 2012
dewi in Italy

Venice

Thank you for all the replies. Sounds like Alle Testiere will be a good restaurant.

I appreciate your honesty Barberinibee, I feel similar about restaurant experiences when people rave about a place but I don't like it, and then told if only I sat in the right section, or right night, or spoken the right language. There are many good restaurants that fulfill all different tastes.

As an aside and not towards anyone who answered me on this post, but I found reading the other threads and disagreements paranoia inducing as if going to the "wrong" well regarded restaurant is like befalling some tragedy. There are so many good restaurants that fulfill all different tastes. I like salted food that might be a negative for someone.

I wonder if I'm the only one that feels after reading these boards it takes away your confidence. I have enough good food sense and judgment to find a restaurant in Italywhile strolling a neighborhood that is not filled with the only tourists, or all these American "Foodies" from these boards.
I never felt that way before traveling to Europe. And have eaten spectacularly all over Europe, and many times traveling through France.

Is Italy really that differnt?

Sep 26, 2012
dewi in Italy

Rome / Florence Where to buy nuts and dried fruit?

Anyone know a store to buy nuts and dried fruit (not candied) in Rome?
I'd love to find a place not too far from Trastevere where I'm staying.

How about in Florence?

Sep 25, 2012
dewi in Italy

Venice

Traveling in Italy for 3 weeks with my 26 yr old daughter. We eat well at home in NYC (husband is a retired French chef and I know how to cook).

I prefer a big mid-day meal, better then a heavy dinner.

Do you have one or two suggestions that are stand outs and not insanely expensive (I really can't afford to eat in restaurants that are the equivalent of Per Se or Le Bernardin in nyc )

More in the $100.00 range food for two (wine cost not included).

We LOVE all seafood, grilled Octopus, scallops, snails, raw fish.

I also want to make a point to eat liver/onions in Venice where do you recommend i go for liver.

thanks in advance.

Sep 25, 2012
dewi in Italy

Japanese Hibachi Restaurant (Manhattan)

Mow mow,
Thank you for the great suggestion.
Columbia University area and this place sounds just perfect!

Jul 07, 2011
dewi in Manhattan

Japanese Hibachi Restaurant (Manhattan)

My about to be 25 year old daughter said she would like to go to a Hibachi Sushi restaurant for her birthday.

What sushi place in Manhattan also has hibachi?

Please don't say Benihana !

Thanks

Jul 03, 2011
dewi in Manhattan

Mugs vs cups & saucers

I use and have both mugs and cups.

As others mentioned you can buy a "desert set" and it will have cake plates and small cups and saucers.

The nice thing about a "cup" for me it's the right amount of coffee to serve after eating a meal. I have a huge mugs of coffee in the morning.

The mug is just too much coffee to drink after a meal in the evening.

Jul 03, 2011
dewi in Not About Food

Top 10 Signs of a Bad Cook

They wonder why anyone would spend $$$ money on knives and pots and pans?

Jul 03, 2011
dewi in Features

Pre-theater - DB Bistro Moderne, Bar Boulud or Seasonal?

The whole "walking" thing is really fascinating. I just assume everyone wants to walk.

The worst is when friends or family who live in Suburbia visit, they don't want to walk anywhere! My nephews who grew up in suburbia, they whine while they walk, my kid who grew up in Manhattan when away at college told me she missed the most about NYC is the really long walks one neighborhood to the next.

Jun 06, 2011
dewi in Manhattan

Best price for good quality Parmigiano-Reggiano in Manhattan

gata & Valentina, the most overpriced place to buy anything !

I won't shop in places that are overpriced. I don't mind expensive. I buy at Fairway for exact same quality cheese.

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Agata & Valentina
1505 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021

Jun 06, 2011
dewi in Manhattan

Pre-theater - DB Bistro Moderne, Bar Boulud or Seasonal?

I too am a big fan of Marseille on 44th and 9th - both because it's convenient to the theater and the food is always good. For an out of towner the biggest mistake they make is eating far away from the theater they are going to. Eat somewhere that is a quick walk to the theater. Forget about a taxi ride there, insanity the clogged streets, you will be stuck in traffic.

Jun 05, 2011
dewi in Manhattan

Need BIG country-style breakfast in NYC (other than Clinton St Bakery)

This is a case for cooking breakfast at home, or going to any old Greek diner.

Best is to cook a breakfast for your friend. Such an easy meal to make. Resturants never serve you enough bacon to really satisfiy ones desire to eat alot of it!!!

If you are set on eating out, all the places i know have horrendous lines. But fit the bill for your request.

Good Enough to Eat
http://www.goodenoughtoeat.com/

Sarabeth's
http://www.sarabeth.com/restaurants.asp

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Good Enough to Eat
483 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

Sarabeth's
423 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10024

Mar 30, 2011
dewi in Manhattan

Anniversary dinner - cozy but excellent food recommendations?

I'm on the UWS I like Ouest for a quiet romantic dinner.
The booths are wonderful and i like sitting next to each other in a booth always sexy and romantic. That's me :)
www.ouestny.com
And the food is good.

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Ouest
2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

Nov 11, 2010
dewi in Manhattan

Salt bagel in NYC

H & H has the most atrocious bagels in town.
They are gummy and sweet, that is not considered a good NY bagel. They need to have a crisp bite with a light inside to be a good bagel.

I hate to reveal to the public my favorite bagel store since it is already too crowded whenever I visit. The inept staff does not know how to work a busy store with a long line.

The Bagel Store on the corner of 90th Street and Amsterdam Street.
They carry salt bagels all the time.
If you like really crispy bagels order the flat "flagel" bagel

Jul 22, 2007
dewi in Manhattan

101 Ways to Avoid Heatstroke in the Kitchen

Exactly what is wrong with blintzes and sour cream?
This was a good remeinder of old favorites

Jul 22, 2007
dewi in Features