ranking

All posts tagged ranking

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

Published May 3, 2013 by Tony

The World’s 50 Best Restaurant has been prepared based on the votes of the Diners Club World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, a group of food critics, chefs, restaurateurs and gourmets long course. The Academy is made up of representatives of 26 macro regions of the world, each of which is composed by a jury of 36 members.
The brothers Joan, Joseph and Jordi Roca, who run El Celler de Can Roca (Girona in Spain), have stood on the top step of the podium in the ranking The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. In the hit are 29 European restaurants, including five Spaniards and six positions occupied by the French, even though most of them lose altitude.
Italians retain a strong presence with four restaurants in the standings, in particular up to third place the chef Massimo Bottura with its Franciscan Osteria di Modena, picked up as the best. Its cuisine embraces centuries of Italian tradition in a modern way, and on the podium gaining two positions compared to 2012.
The other Italian restaurants, reported in the rankings, The calenders are brothers Alajmo, in twenty-seventh position, and Combal.Zero of David Scabin to 40th place. He made his debut among the top 50 restaurants in Piazza Duomo in Alba with chef Enrico Crippa, 41st. Nadia Santini of Dal Pescatore restaurant of Canneto, won the award for Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef.

1. El Celler de Can Roca – Girona, Spagna – Chef: Joan, Joseph e Jordi Roca
2. Noma – Copenhagen, Danimarca – Chef: René Redzepi
3. Osteria Francescana – Modena, Italia – Chef: Massimo Bottura
4. Mugaritz – San Sebastián, Spagna – Chef: Andoni Luis Aduriz
5. Eleven Madison Park – New York, USA – Chef: Daniel Humm
6. D.O.M. – San Paolo, Brasile – Chef: Alex Atala
7. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal – Londra, UK – Chef: Ashley Palmer-Watts
8. Arzak – San Sebastián, Spagna – Chef: Juan Mari Arzak ed  Elena Arzak Espina
9. Steirereck – Vienna, Austria – Chef: Heinz Reitbauer
10. Vendôme – Bergisch Gladbach, Germania – Chef: Joachim Wissler

Here’s for the complete ranking:
http://www.theworlds50best.com/list/1-50-winners/

10 BEST ITALIAN BEACHES

Published April 8, 2013 by Tony

TRIPADVSOR RANKING

The Italian website Tripadvisor has selected the ten best Italian beaches. On Tripavisor’s site, you know, the judgment is expressed by travelers and tourists staying somewhere. Here’s the traveler’s choice out of a total of 276 locations examined.

1 – “Spiaggia dei conigli” (Beach of rabbits) –  Lampedusa, Sicily
The islet of Rabbits is a lovely place in the south west of the island of Lampedusa. It is an isle located in the center of a wide bay, where the real gull nests.
Caribbean’s colors and a white beach that give a unique landscape. The wonderful sea, instead, does not make easy your departure.

spiaggia-dei-conigli

2 – “La Pelosa Beach” – Stintino – Sardinia
A long and wonderful beach at the bottom of Capo Falcone, northern extremity of the island, close to the small fishing village. The sand is extraordinarily white and thin and the seawater is transparent.

“La Pelosa Beach” – Stintino

3 – “Cala Mariolu” – Baunei –  Sardinia
Its name is due to the fact that the beach was frequented by a monk seal. The fishermen called this place “mariolu”, ie thief, because the seal often managed to steal the fish directly from the networks. The beach of Cala Mariolu is gorgeous, characterized by small pebbles of pink marble mixed with sand. The water is clear blue.

Cala Mariolu – Baunei

4 – “Cala Brandinchi” – Capo Coda Cavallo, Sardinia
Cala Brandinchi is located in the village of Capo Coda Cavallo, in the municipality of San Teodoro. The beach has a background of white and very fine sand, bright hues, and surrounded by a pine forest and dunes.

Cala Brandinchi - Capo Coda Cavallo

5 – “Spiaggia di Tuerredda” – Teulada, Sardinia
Situated in a beautiful bay between Cape Malfatano and Cape Spartivento is considered one of the most beautiful beaches of Sardinia for its clear and fine sand and the transparent color of the sea, which seems a Caribbean landscape.

Spiaggia di Tuerredda - Teulada

6 – “Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo”- Sicily
The beach of San Vito lo Capo is enclosed in a small bay between the beautiful Natural Reserve of Zingaro and the Reserve of Mount Cofano, near the village of San Vito. Picturesque and popular seaside resort nestled in a landscape of great effect. The beach is beautiful, long and very wide, with fine white sand, lapped by a turquoise sea, clear and transparent.

Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo - Sicily

7 – Tropea seaside – Calabria
With its different bay and inlets, Tropea is very attracting. Some of these bays and beaches are accessible only from the sea. The sand is white and fine and the sea clear and transparent.

Tropea - Calabria

8 – “Baia del Silenzio” (Bay of silence) –  Sestri Levante, Liguria
Sestri Levante is a promontory called “island”, which extends towards the sea remaining united to the mainland by a thin strip of land that separates the Bay of silence from the Bay of Fables. During the summer the water is not as clear as in Sardinia, but it is a very lovely place.

Baia del Silenzio - Liguria

9 – “Spiaggia del Fornillo” – Positano, Campania
The main beach in Positano is set like a precious jewel between Amalfi and Sorrento coast. This stretch of coastline has often been described as the most beautiful in the entire Mediterranean. One after another, green and rocky mountain lunge dramatically into the Mediterranean blue sea.

Spiaggia del Fornillo - Positano

.

2013 SANREMO FESTIVAL

Published February 18, 2013 by Tony

(Read here for the prior post about SanRemo)

The Italian Song Festival 2013 has ended. On Saturday night, the sum of the data from the tele-voting and jury of quality, has determined the winner among the 14 singers BIG in race. Here are the final standings:

1) Marco Mengoni

The Winner with the song “L’Essenziale”

2) Elio e le storie tese

3) Modà

4) Malika Ayane

5) Raphael Gualazzi

6) Daniele Silvestri

7) Max Gazzè

8) Chiara

9) Annalisa

10) Maria Nazionale

11) Simone Cristicchi

12) Marta sui tubi

13) Simona Molinari /Peter Cincotti

14) Almamegretta

Interestingly, two of the singers in the competition (M. Nazionale and Almamegretta) are Neapolitans. Friday night, instead, had already taken the award ceremony of the new proposals (rookie), with the following ranking:


1) Antonio Maggio

The Winner with the song “Mi servirebbe sapere”


2) Ilaria Porceddu
3) Renzo Rubino
4) Blastema
5) Andrea Nardinocchi
6) Paolo Simoni
7) Il Cile
8) Irene Ghiotto

Antony and the Johnsons / Birdy

Bocelli with the son / Asaf Avidan

Presenters with Carla Bruni

Bar Rafeli performs as a drummer

Litizzetto’s look

The model Bianca Balti and Fazio


For those interested, here is the translation of the winning song’s lyrics.

THE ESSENTIAL
the heroes say
“when the going gets tough,
it is to play!”
Blessed are they then
if exchange insults with the good.
It happens to us
to make the war and then aspire to
peace
and in my silence
delete each your single pain.
To appreciate what
I could not choose.

As the world falls apart
I compose new spaces
and wishes that
belong to you
that always are to me
the essential.

I will not accept
another error of assessment,
love is able to
hide behind lovely words
that I have spoken before
they were empty and stupid.

As the world falls apart
I compose new spaces
and desires that
belong to you.
As the world falls apart
I walk away from the excesses
and bad habits,
I will go back to the origin,
I get that you are to me
the essentia

Love does not follow the logic
Takes your breath away and thirst.

As the world falls apart
I compose new spaces
and desires that
belong to you.
As the world falls apart
I walk away from the excesses
and bad habits,
I will go back to the origin,
I get that you are to me
the essential.