How International Women’s Day is celebrated in Italy

International Women's Day, or La Festa Della Donna, is a popular holiday in Italy and is celebrated each year on 8th March. It’s a day that is internationally recognised for the contribution and celebration of women's economic, political and social achievements. The holiday is deeply rooted in the feminist struggle for equal rights and the [...]

2018-03-08T14:39:32+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Information|

Our guide to a truly special Mother’s Day treat

Whether you’re rushed off your feet with work and your own children, or you have the extra bit of time to spare for the greatest love of your life, your Mum, we’ve put together a handy little guide to impressing your Mum on Mother’s Day. If you live or work in the Jewellery Quarter or [...]

2018-03-15T09:43:19+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Information|

2018 Food Trends – Mushrooms

There's so much room for mushrooms in 2018! From mushroom infused coffee and cocoa to matcha tea blends, these trendy fungi are set to crop up in other unexpected places this year. Packed with protein and an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamins and fibre, the benefits of mushrooms are plentiful. They also help to lower [...]

2018-02-20T10:43:22+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Information|

Valentine’s Menu at Cucina Rustica

"Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate." - Alan D. Wolfelt. And nothing says 'I love you' like fine Italian dining at Cucina Rustica on Valentine's Day. We like to think that we Italians know a thing or two about both food and love, so you won't go wrong with a Valentine's meal [...]

2018-02-07T11:27:12+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Information|

Combating the January Blues with Italian Food

It’s THAT time of the year. The buzz and glamour of Christmas and New Year have passed, and the festive decorations have been put away for another year. It’s easy to feel a little bare and lacklustre in January. But we’re here to remind you of the simple things that can bring back your sparkle [...]

2018-01-17T13:22:03+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Information|

Tips for Planning the Perfect Work Christmas Party

Christmas is just around the corner and the work Christmas parties are in full swing. If you’re the designated party planner for this year, you’ve probably already found yourself faced with several issues; from dress code to bookings and deposits, there’s a lot to think about when planning the perfect work Christmas party. Throughout the [...]

2017-12-22T14:07:47+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Information|


Much like in England, Christmas for Italians is based around spending time with family and friends and indulging in delicious, hearty food. Christmas festivities officially start for most Italians on the 8th December when decorations go up in the streets and around the homes. Let us talk you through a typical Christmas in Italy, including [...]

2017-11-30T14:28:38+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Information|


Everyone loves Italian food, whether it’s a delicious bowl of warm hearty pasta or a comforting cheesy pizza. Italians also give us another reason to love their cuisine, their desserts! Most people know and love the famous Italian coffee based dessert, tiramisu. So we wanted to share with you our top tips on how to [...]

2017-11-17T15:51:07+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Information|


If you’re looking to visit the beautiful Italy in the near future, we’ve pulled together our top tips on finding the finest Italian food in a couple of our favourite cities. First stop, Venice If you’re wandering around the streets of beautiful Venice, you must try a bowl of Venetian risotto. When rice arrived in [...]

2017-11-03T09:56:35+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Information|