Category Archives: Restaurants

The opening of Guliana & Bill Rancic’s Restaurant

The Restaurant became a REALITY a couple of months ago! & After the couple’s non-stop disagreement about where the location would be, they finally agreed it would be in CHICAGO!

Wondering why didn’t the E! News host name it Mama DePandi‘s after her mother—and her mom’s famous cuisine?

“As we got further into the planning for the restaurant, we realized that the name Mama DePandi’s felt more Old World Italian, and this restaurant is anything but,” says Giuliana. “We are very excited to be this close to the opening and can’t wait for Chicago to experience the delicious food that Doug has been creating for the menu.”

Don’t worry, though. Mama DePandi’s cooking will be a big part of RPM Italian.

Where did the name come from? it comes from the last initials of the partners in the venture: the Rancics, chef Doug Psaltis and the Melman siblings, R.J.Jerrod and Molly.

I Can’t wait to try Mama DePandi’s lasagna  ;p


Mari Vanna Restaurant-London

Mari Vanna is one of the new Russian cuisine restaurants in London. For those of you who are wondering what kinda of food you’d find in a Russian restaurant, Beef Stroganoff  is one my favorite dishes!

I loved everything about the restaurant, theme, food, atmosphere and service but most of all I loved the fact thats its Russian! Kinda different from what I used to eat in London (mostly asian).

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Wellington Court,
116 Knightsbridge

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 225 3122


Princi Restaurant-London

Atmosphere! Surrounded by marble is what made me love the restaurant. Princi is an Italian cuisine restaurant. We went there for breakfast, food wasn’t great but it wasn’t bad either. Although, in my experience the food wasn’t great, I still recommend it because of the interior plus I probably wasn’t lucky with my food choice.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7478 8888

Princi, 135 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0UT

La Petite Maison restaurant-London

La Petite Maison is high end French cuisine restaurant in London (it has a branch in NY and Dubai). Yummy!! Their food is delicious, service was amazing, to summarize I loved everything about this restaurant. The restaurant is built on the concept of the sharing. Dishes that have been done are served immediately.

Some of the dishes I loved:

-Onion tart with anchovies (I ordered it without anchovies)
-Burrata (is a must)
– Warm Chocolate Mousse (this dish made me a fan of chocolate mousse!)

Hot Chocolate Mousse!

Contact Details:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7495 4774
53-54 Brook’s Mews
London W1K 4EG

Novikov restaurant-London

Italian & Asian

Novikov two in one. The restaurant has an Italian cuisine and an Asian cuisine. Located in Mayfair the restaurant has caused quite the buzz with its atmosphere and delightful food! Next time your in London it might be worth the look.

The Italian:

The Asian:

Location & Contact:

50a Berkeley Street
Mayfair, London
W1J 8HA 

T: +44 (0) 207 399 4330

What to do in a day in Geneva?

Last summer I had fun spending the a day in Geneva. We went there in the morning and took the last train back to cranes montana. So if your going to do the same here are some suggestions:

Make sure that your arrival time in Geneva is before 2.30 pm so you can have lunch because thats when the restaurants close usually.

For Lunch/Dinner: Entercote is a yummy choice for those of you who are meat lovers! You can never go wrong with Entercote! Another place is Roberto their food is basically YUMMY!

Cafe: Auer is one of the famous spots in Geneva. I love their coffee!

Shopping: BonGeni is department store located on Rue de Marche

Have a tour ride, its so much fun I love to ride these tricycles! You can find them near the bridge next to the fountain.

Rue de Rive: is one of the main roads in Geneva where there’s a lot of shops. Basically its a nice place to have a walk and shop 😉

The Famous Fountain: How can we forget the famous fountain take a boat ride to have a close look at the fountain.

As you can see from the pix that day the weather was just amazing it started as a sunny day and ended with a bit of rain perfect combination, or at least for me 😉

Cecconi’s Mayfair, London

My visits to London are usually this time of year, which might explain my out of control cravings for exclusively restaurants in London! My craving this week is Cecconi’s Veal Milanese!

Situated in Mayfair, Cecconi’s is a modern day classic Italian restaurant. Originating in Venice and with outposts in West Hollywood and Miami, Cecconi’s has become a critically acclaimed dining destination featuring simply prepared Venetian inspired food.

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5A Burlington Gardens, London, W1S 3EP, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7434 1500

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 7am – 1am

Saturday: 8am – 1am
Sunday: 8am – 12am