Florence: Robiglio

I wish we had more days to try out all the coffee and sweets shops in Florence. After Caffé Gilli we tried Robiglio next. We didn’t stand at the bar this time because we were hot and tired and wanted to sit and rest for a bit. Those marzipan looked like real miniature fruit wereContinue reading “Florence: Robiglio”

Florence: Caffè Gilli

Florence had a lot of museums and cultural attractions but they also had several pasticceria and  confetteria which drew me like a moth to a flame. One of the oldest sweet shops in Florence is Gilli located right across the Savoy hotel. So many types of candies! Ok… not tempted. OMG!! These cookies were just whatContinue reading “Florence: Caffè Gilli”

Florence: La Capanna Pizzeria Trattoria

After two museums we walked around looking for a place to have lunch and spotted this pizzeria. When we looked around we were surprised to find it was just next door to our B&B. That’s how near all the sites were to each other. La Capanna has been open since 1906 so it must beContinue reading “Florence: La Capanna Pizzeria Trattoria”

Florence: Osteria dell’Olio

We finally had a good meal in Florence thanks to Mary’s recommendation to eat at Osteria dell’Olio which was very near the Duomo. I forgot what this bread was called but I really, really loved the nutty taste and chewy texture. Does anyone know what this is called? Everything on this plate was good and fresh. IlContinue reading “Florence: Osteria dell’Olio”

Florence: Locanda Dei Cantonieri

Our very knowledgeable driver brought us to Locanda Dei Cantonieri, a quaint B&B ten minutes away from The Mall outlet for our lunch. As soon as I saw the orange cake in the display I couldn’t wait til dessert. The restaurant had only a few tables and we were lucky that there was a table forContinue reading “Florence: Locanda Dei Cantonieri”

Florence: La Repubblica Ristorante

Our first meal in Florence wasn’t very good. There were a lot of restaurants around Piazza Duomo and we tried our best to find a decent place to have dinner and ended up at La Repubblica. Our first clue should have been the big group of tourists outside the restaurant. I should have realized theyContinue reading “Florence: La Repubblica Ristorante”

Dinner at Napa Restaurant & Bar

Rochelle and Chris wanted to see my cousin Angie since she was a gracious host to us when we went to Taipei two years ago. We were thinking of a restaurant that was kid friendly and at the same time something new. Warren suggested Napa Restaurant & Bar in Quezon City. Napa and 8 SpicesContinue reading “Dinner at Napa Restaurant & Bar”

Lunch at Grissini, Grand Hyatt Hotel Hong Kong

Grissini at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Wanchai has the BEST Sunday lunch buffet in my opinion.  If you are in Hong Kong for just a few days and want to splurge on one good meal then I suggest you book early for a precious seat at their popular Sunday lunch buffet. Unfortunately we wereContinue reading “Lunch at Grissini, Grand Hyatt Hotel Hong Kong”

Lunch at Ozzie’s Corner Italian

My cousin La and I went to Ozzie’s Corner Italian for a quick lunch because she had a free coupon for dessert. When we got there she realized that she left it at home. No worries I’m sure the food was going to be good since Ozzie’s was a part of the Great American RestaurantsContinue reading “Lunch at Ozzie’s Corner Italian”