27 05, 2013

Gelateria Fatamorgana Opens New Central Location

May 27th, 2013|Categories: Food & Wine, Gelato, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|3 Comments

When the Piazza Monte d’Oro branch of Il Gelato closed earlier this year, the historical center of Rome was robbed of one of its few exceptional gelato shops. The loss was felt by visitors and locals alike who starred forlornly into the abandoned space once filled with so many dozens of delicious flavors. The only [...]

21 05, 2013

Changes at All’Oro in Rome

May 21st, 2013|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|Tags: |0 Comments

Bizarre garnish, great view at The First Luxury Art Hotel. All’Oro, Riccardo Di Giacinto and Ramona Anello’s Michelin star restaurant closed its Parioli branch back in December 2012 and opened in the First Luxury Art Hotel shortly thereafter. For months, lunch service at the new All’Oro location near Piazza del Popolo was dedicated to a [...]

20 05, 2013

Istanbul’s Cusine in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2013|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Turkish Cuisine|0 Comments

I never used to have a problem with public speaking. I owned the stage back in high school when I was in student council (no, I am not ashamed to admit that I peaked in the 1990s). Then again, I used to practice my speeches. I should start doing that again. I just got home [...]

17 05, 2013

Where to Eat in Istanbul Right Now

May 17th, 2013|Categories: Food & Wine, Istanbul, Restaurants, Travel, Turkish Cuisine|3 Comments

Earlier this week, Eater ran my Istanbul Heatmap, a collection of places that are new (or at least have something new about them). If I could have written only about the places I love, no matter how long they have been established, the piece would have gone a little something like this: […]

15 05, 2013

Parla Food Italian Craft Beer Dinner June 10 in NYC

May 15th, 2013|Categories: Beer, Culture, Katie Parla Events, New York City, Travel, Wine & Spirits|2 Comments

I am super excited to be hosting another Italian craft beer event at Jimmy’s No. 43 in the East Village. On Monday June 10 at 7PM, I will be serving some really fantastic and relatively rare beers paired with dinner. Tickets cost $45, reservations are essential and you can book online. Here’s what I’ve got [...]

7 05, 2013

“Katie Parla’s Istanbul” Now in the App Store!

May 7th, 2013|Categories: Culture, Istanbul, Restaurants, Travel, Turkish Cuisine|6 Comments

I am super excited to announce the arrival of “Katie Parla’s Istanbul”, which hit the App Store a few hours ago! For over a decade, I have been studying Istanbul and its food, tracing the origins of the city’s dishes, crisscrossing the Bosphorus in search of ingredients and feeding my full-blown obsession with […]

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