Travelling Dietitian✈

FOOD TO EXPLORE ✈


In this section I will discuss purely about food as enjoyment from an hedonistic point of view. 


With specific dishes for each country/city visited personally. 


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  37 Countries 




๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Florence - Italy:


 Overall Vote:
8/10 ★




Location:

Via Nazionale

114/R, 50123 Firenze FI, 

Italy




☆ Food: 9/10 

Even the most simple dishes are worth a try due to the quality of the ingredients, for example the varieties of ham and cheese just to mention a few and if you choose these, then something unique to combine with are the "coccoline" a fried pizza dough which goes very well with 

Regarding the drinks, there are many craft beers to choose from, one of the most famous called: Martellina 

☆ Vibe: 7/10 

Not exactly in the centre of the city but easy to find and near to the main station
This is a classic pub with a cosy atmosphere and you can always hear playing rock music in the background; Outdoor sitting is nice and recommended during summer 


✪ Interesting facts:

⍟  Funny fact about "coccole" which means literraly: cuddles in Italian, quite a good way to describe a dish and "coccoline" just means small/little cuddles, which is the word you will find in the menu of this pub


๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Riga - Latvia:

☆ Overall Vote:
7/10 ★

Location:                               


Riga - Latvia 


Address:

Big Bad Bagels

Baznฤซcas iela 8, Centra rajons, Rฤซga, LV-1010


                                     

☆ Food: 8/10 

Rated as one of the best food spot near the city centre, the bagels are very fresh and there are many ingredients to personalise it plus all the choices in the menu obviously, same applies to vegan and vegetarian alternatives

One of the most popular bagel is the: "Salmon in New York" with cream cheese, red onion, capers and spinach 
The one in the picture instead is the: BLT, bacon, lettuce, tomato, mustard, red onion and cheese 

They offer a large variety of smoothies as well in case you fancy something different from a coffee 


☆ Vibe: 6/10 

The staff is really polite and able to help in English too
Small but cosy location with few tables very close to all the main attractions in the city 


✪ Interesting facts:

⍟ Not too far from the bagels country of origin: Poland, mostly from the Jewish communities in the country

⍟ Funny fact there is a way of saying when someone slept a lot, which is: " I slept a bagel last night" in Yeshivish term, referring to the fact that bagels needs at least 12 hours of "rest" before baking

⍟ Latvia is located in the north-east of Europe and sharing the boarders with Russia, but is part of the UE and using Euro as currency, I have noticed more similarities to Central Europe than Eastern countries, at least in the capital city



๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช Tblisi - Georgia :




☆ Overall Vote:

9/10 ★




Location:

Restaurant Meama

address:

8 แƒซแƒ›แƒ”แƒ‘แƒ˜ แƒ–แƒ“แƒแƒœแƒ”แƒ•แƒ˜แƒฉแƒ”แƒ‘แƒ˜แƒก แƒฅแƒฃแƒฉแƒ, 

แƒ—แƒ‘แƒ˜แƒšแƒ˜แƒกแƒ˜



☆ Food: 8/10 


There are a lot choices in the menu, mostly classic Georgian dishes, so a good idea to try the local cuisine! 


Now considering that Georgia is the wine's birthplace (over 8000 years ago) one dish in particular caught my attention:

Pork with white wine sauce (as shown in the picture) 


The list of wine available in this location it's impressive, so finding the perfect wine to match with this dish was not difficult, the sauce enhance the taste of the meat and is not pungent at all, again to underline the right wine that has been chosen to appreciate more the overall taste

 

If you prefer something different, the fish based dishes are also recommended in this restaurant 


☆ Vibe: 10/10 


The location is not that easy to reach, is up on the hills, but the bright side is that the view from the restaurant it's really amazing and you can see the whole city while having your meal, the lights of the city create a better atmosphere so evening meals can make you appreciate more the view 


✪ Interesting facts:


⍟  As mentioned previously, 

Georgia is proud to be the birthplace of wine, 

and surprisingly at the border control 

after checking your passport, they give you

 a small bottle of wine as a welcome, 

and honestly receiving a gift during the

 passport check is unexpected and 

therefore more than appreciated:







๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Marrakech - Morocco :







☆ Overall Vote:

8/10 ★





Location:

Restaurant 

Chez Chegruoni



Medina Marrakech

Morocco 

North Africa 
















☆ Food: 7/10 


Tajine is definitely one of the most famous dish in the Moroccan cuisine, as the name comes from the pot where this speciality is served, quite spectacular to watch when you get this served on your table and the sound of the ingredient still boiling/cooking it's something unique.

I chose the one with mince which is slow cooked and a great match with the spices


☆ Vibe: 9/10 


There are different restaurants in the city centre that are offering a view over the city, since the streets are always busy and crowded, a terrace is the perfect way to enjoy the meal in peace and have a nice view


✪ Interesting facts:


⍟  Some restaurants have a really small and narrow entrance which is actually bringing to the terrace upstairs where they keep all the tables and usually the kitchen is in the middle floor so never judge from the "cover"


⍟  As you can imagine the taste of this dish changes around different region or North Africa depending on the regional herbs and spices used 


⍟  Recommend to have some Moroccan tea not only to enjoy the special way they serve that (trying to pour that from the highest point they can) but also because is very light in taste and a good match almost with anything you decide to eat this with 






๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Burano (Venice) - Italy:



 


☆ Overall Vote:

9/10 ★





Location:

Restaurant Fritto Misto


Burano 

(one hour from Venice city Centre)

North Italy






☆ Food: 9/10 


It's interesting that even the "plate is edible" made by wheat, which is very light in taste but the oil coming from the fritto misto (literally means mixed fried and in this case we are talking about seafood and potatoes) it's giving the specific taste to the plate as well, the result is that the taste is never boring but could be a little bit heavy, I managed to finish all the seafood which was fresh and not too oily, but only had just a quarter of the plate 


☆ Vibe: 9/10 


The location is just in front of the station and since we are talking about Venice, is the boat station, so as you can imagine the view is on the lagoon, which is always lovely.



✪ Interesting facts:


⍟  Murano and Burano are just an hour by boat (public transport) from Venice but they offer some unique view like the colourful houses or the incredible glass-making shops all around these small islands 


⍟ An interesting memory was this kind old lady making some elaborated glass creation in her shop just at the cashier, you can notice all the small details on these elaborated creations which is the reason why the glass made in here is famous around the world 








๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง  London - UK:




☆Overall Vote:  

7.5/10 ★






Location:


Bao Fitzrovia 



W1T 2JN

London, UK





☆ Food: 9 /10 


Inspired by the street food markets in Taiwan 

It offers a lot of choices in the menu included different Baos:

Like the classic one in the picture with Pork and Peanuts or the fried chicken or Lamb shoulder alternatives, plus the interesting crumbled Daikon one 


☆ Vibe: 6/10 


The location is nothing special, to not end up in the downstairs floor is preferable to book a table ahead

But keep in mind but the food is what really matters so totally recommend a visit here!



✪ Interesting facts:


⍟  They have different locations around London and opening a new one this year

 
⍟  It's interesting in the official website how they describe places and dishes from their hometown in Taiwan that inspired the menu here in London 
you can have a look here if curious BAO London








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