From the monthly archives:

February 2009

Milan: Ristorante Rita

by gigi on February 24, 2009

On our second day in Milan, we ended up around the Duomo area again during lunch. Since Milan is quite well-known for its tasty “fast food” options, we decided to go to one of the several cafeterias in the area. When we say fast food, we don’t mean burgers and fries though. Fast food in […]


Post-Valentine’s Day Debrief

by gigi on February 22, 2009

It’s been a bit over a week since Valentine’s Day and I thought I should share with you what Jenkins and I did that day before it started to become untimely. Jenkins and I are usually pretty low-key for V-day and we try not to buy too much into the commercialism of it all. The […]


Milan: Pastarito Pizzarito

by gigi on February 17, 2009

After our thoroughly enjoyable stay in the Lake Como region, Jenkins and I boarded the train and headed for Milan. Milan was a relatively short hour or so train ride away and we only planned to stay for two days and one night while en route to Cinque Terre. Our morning in Milan was mostly […]


Varenna, Lake Como: Eremo Gaudio

by gigi on February 13, 2009

Jenkins and I were feeling particularly lazy one evening and did not want to make the 10 minute walk down the hill into town for dinner. It had rained quite heavily earlier that day, and we were also a bit afraid of getting caught in a torrential downpour. As a result, we made the decision […]


Bellagio, Lake Como: Trattoria San Giacomo

by gigi on February 9, 2009

Jenkins and I took a short ferry ride to Bellagio one day and spent pretty much the entire day there. If Bellagio rings a bell to you, it may possibly be due to one of 2 reasons: (1) it’s where the Bellagio hotel from Las Vegas got its inspiration or (2) it’s where George Clooney […]


Restaurant Meals – Pay at your Discretion?

by gigi on February 5, 2009

Rory brought to my attention an interesting article at the other day. Due to the poor economy and the fact that it’s hitting Londoners extra hard, a London restaurant has implemented a “pay what you want” policy for the month of February. At The Little Bay restaurant in Central London, business has been hit […]