Hi, I am Jess Andrenelli and on April 1st 2014 (April Fools Day) I moved to Hanoi to begin working as an assistant manager at Il Faro, an Italian restaurant and hotel in Tay Ho. I have a passion for Italian food and Vietnamese cuisine too, and I started this blog to share activities and events in Hanoi, and posts for delicious Italian food recipes that you can cook at home.
Since then I’ve worked as Wine Advisor with The Warehouse Hanoi, with Linguini Fini Hanoi as Manager & Marketing, Wine Consultant for Linguini Fini Hong Kong and now happily back in Hanoi as an Account Manager with Da Loc Wines. I’ve always believed if you have a book, fine wine, sunny weather and a little table outside in the shade then you are in heaven. Now I’m at the beginning of a journey through vineyards, aromas, flavours, history and tastes. It’s funny: I grew up in Chianti where I could see the vineyards from our villa and yet only now, here in Hanoi, I’m finally immersing my heart and taste buds into a world of excellent wines from all over the world and I know my journey will be exciting and adventurous.
For our Italian food lovers check out the Recipes. For Wine Lovers, events and wine tastings in Hanoi and ‘Nights out in the city’ for those who enjoy live music. Much more too, from archeological and cultural sites to visit in Vietnam and our regular up-dates on ‘Meet The Bears’ at the Tam Dao Bear Sanctuary. For Wine Lovers check out the Events and Wine & Food Pairings.