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The Vespa Spring Day Brunch at Adriatic

What a beautiful sight it was watching 60 shiny Vespas descend at once onto the Adriatic showroom in Johannesburg, in a burst of chrome and colour. On Saturday, 3 September, the members of the Gauteng Vespa Club took a lovely spring day ride through town and ended their journey at our Vespa Spring Day Brunch event. (more…)

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Pizza Making Master Class – Event

Gianfranco Soncini and Massimo teach us how to make authentic Italian pizzas and breads at the Adriatic Pizza Making Master Class. Thank you to those who joined us in our pizza-making class with Molino Soncini Cesare Flours. We had great fun learning the secrets of pizza making. Here is a home recipe from the Molino […]

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Barista Essential Toolkit

Motta Metallurgica, makers of fine metal household products, have made a name for themselves producing excellent quality barista equipment for coffee making. Their product range offers full-kit barista equipment and individual items. We explore the range in light of the everyday necessities that any professional or at-home barista would use. Milk Jug Milk jugs are used […]


[Recipe] The perfect weeknight pasta

Spaghettini Aglio Olio with Calabrese Peperoncino This traditional Italian pasta from Calabria in southern Italy is a favourite of Natalie (28), a law graduate, and Dale (30), research analyst in the finance industry. The couple, who live in Johannesburg and both have Italian heritage (Natalie in Padua, Veneto; Dale near Caserta, Campagnia) share a love […]


The Best Blogs & Websites for Italophiles

We’ve selected a list of some great blogs and websites (in English) about Italian food and culture for you to enjoy! Got your favourites? Do let us know in the comments section below. Here are some of ours, in no particular order… ITALY Magazine This website from ITALY Magazine covers everything from where to […]