We have always had a love story with Italy. But for the very first time we decided to spend our summer holidays in Tuscany when we would normally head towards the wonderful beaches of Corsica at this time of the year.
We have not been disappointed so far. We found last minute a wonderful spot at the Locanda Rossa hotel, just an hour north of Rome and just a few kilometres away from the medieval town of Capalbio. A great place for families as there is a dedicated pool for kids as well as a big lawn play area including a football pitch.
The highlight has been the food so far which a few pasta dishes direct from heaven. A dedicated post will follow emphasising the local specialities.
For now, back to the pool. Ci vediamo dopo !
Great new brewery and coffee shop in the heart of Richmond, Surrey. The high street is being reinvented with more boutique and artisans then ever before. #KISSTHEHIPPO
Buhti is our local yoga and Pilate club in Richmond, Greater London. A boutique studio with fantastic teachers also offering fresh and organic food. If you are a local or visiting, this is a gem.
“Terminal #1” is the latest restaurant opening by the renowned and ex 3 star Michelin owners Jacques and Laurent Pourcel. Visiting our family in Montpellier for the festive season, we took the opportunity to have lunch there yesterday with the kids. Before I get to the good stuff, let me point out a few things that need attention and fixing. The receptionist was rude and pretty hopeless during the 20 minutes we had to wait for our table to be ready. Generally the staff present lacked experience and kept forgetting pretty basic things we did ask during the meal. I also find the decoration and design very dark and far too heavy. Some Nordic minimalistic design would have been a better fit but one could argue this is subjective. Which it is !
Now to the good part of the experience. All dishes were very good. Meat, dish, deserts. The wine Peyra 100% Chardonnay by the glass at 6.5€ excellent value for money. It could have rated excellent overall by being a bit more simple as a few dishes appeared to be a bit too sophisticated.
Overall an 8/10 for the food but barely a 5/10 for the atmosphere & staff. Still worth a visit.