After 9 months of my life in Manhattan,

My favourite restaurants in New York :

Blue Hill (American) : Perfect restaurant for all . Ingredients, Service … Amazing

Barolo     (Italian) :  Quality and Quantity

Kanoyama   (Japanese) : Sushi and Sashimi and more…

Quality Meats (American) : The best Steak in Manhattan ….

SD26    (Italian) : Wine Bar where you can have dinner with a huge wine list. At the restaurant service was perfect and food was good. 

Smorgas (Scandinavian) :  fair price for a very good entrée

Spina     (Italian) : Pasta, pasta and pasta, Homemade fresh pasta with finest ingredients.


Winemaker : Hermann J. Wiemer

Wineyards : Finger Lakes (NY)

Wine : Gewurztraminer 2007                 Beautiful fruit nose, not too dry is a perfect pairing for fish like tuna, crab, lobster and light meat.

Wine : Dry Riesling 2007                                  Perfect balance, lightly sweet is a perfect pairing for starter and pasta with pesto or fish.  

Fair price for a good wine. (not easy find in NY and in US)


Yesterday night, one of the most famous and expensive restaurant in Manhattan : Le Cirque

Nice place and very good food ……… but ……. the service was so poor …….

Jacket mandatory, but during the reservation no one told me …, no one gave me the wine list, the waiter removed my dish without removing the napkin. The starter arrived before my wine choice…. (2 minutes after the order),  the entrée arrived immediately after the hors d’ouvre (Dinner isn’t a speed competition). During the dinner groups of waiters spoke loud in front of my table …. and 2 guests fought a duel in the hall …

I think restaurant in nyc have to learn a lot about service ….

Perhaps I was unlucky, I will try another time …..

Superbowl Record

106 million watched 44th Superbowl, but how many watched the match Saints-Colts ? 1 million more or less ….

If you don’t like American football, you could do a lot of things …


Usually at the restaurant is nice pairing wine and food. So why in 99% of New York restaurants the waitress/waiter ask you first “What would you like to drink?” Choosing Wine or Beer or Cocktail before Food is impossible … Why don’t they understand ….


Monviso Mountain

A very nice, peaceful view. All around you may see the hills of the vineyards of famous wine ‘Dolcetto di Dogliani Doc’.

It is perfect for the spring,summer and fall holiday.

Many spaces outside the house: pergola, garden, solarium, park for the children, a big park where you can make long walks.

In autumn enjoy the vintage time and discover our regional best food and beverage such as ‘Alba’ truffle for example.

Homemade product following grandmother’s recipe, without chemicals preservatives, as wine, jams, fruit juice, fruits in syrup, tomato puree and other speciality goods are available.

Casa Matilda is just few minutes far from the centre of historical Dogliani town and 80 km far from the sea, at 40 km far from the mountains and just at 60 km far from Turin.