Sotto Sopra Baltimore! I’d had a few days on my friend Lauren’s farm in Pennsylvania eating excellent steak, communing with odorous goats, and generally being looked after in fine style. Lauren safely delivered me to Baltimore and after a little walk around their harbour Christmas market during which time we ate a decent savoury crepe, …

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Il Buco

Il Buco Merry Christmas! Having spent large phases of this odyssey dining solo, the US leg of the journey has seen me connecting with more and more friends for highly convivial evenings of shared dishes and much merry badinage. The latest co-conspirator to join my happy throng was Rosabelle who had joined many years previously …

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Rosetta

Rosetta I’d heard strong reports about Rosetta, a restaurant in Roma Norte with an Italian influence, so made sure to make a lunchtime reservation to check it out. In a similar style to Cancino the setting was a stylish old palazzo but even more impressive. I was transported to a wonderful little enclosed courtyard at …

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Francesca’s Italian Kitchen I’d had a very good wander around the middle bits of Christchurch and while my original plan was to eat in one of the less formal eateries, I bumped into Francesca’s Italian Kitchen, next to the Isaac Theatre Royal, at just around the time when a seat and a menu felt like …

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Pizza Pomodoro I’d been universally advised that I needed to check out Wellington pizza institution Pizza Pomodoro. It had been in my crosshairs to visit on my opening night but like everywhere else it was shut due to Labour Day. I ventured in after a lactic climb up Mt. Victoria. It’s essentially a takeaway and …

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