Neapolitan cold coffees

Neapolitan cold coffees

Eduardo De Filippo used to say that a Neapolitan can give up everything except a cup of coffee. Deep connoisseur of Neapolitan things, the great Neapolitan dramatist certainly was not wrong. In summer, however, with the arrival of heat, not everyone likes to drink the...

The Gambrinus artists: Gaetano Capone

The Gambrinus artists: Gaetano Capone

by Simona Vitagliano In the second room of the Gran Caffè Gambrinus, along with other period paintings, it is possible to admire a canvas by Gaetano Capone called "Sommozzatori" which depicts a classic maritime scene, where the water appears so realistic - in those...

Cafes: gatherings of associations, committees and clubs

Cafes: gatherings of associations, committees and clubs

Article written by Michele Sergio and published in L'Espresso Neapolitan of the month of August 2019 When they opened their doors, in the XVIIIth century, the first "Bottega del Caffè" immediately became the favorite haunt of intellectuals, politicians, writers and...

The coffee foam

The coffee foam

Article written by Michele Sergio and published in Rome on 04 August 2019 It is the Neapolitan tradition to buy the foam, the classic and ancient ice cream of southern Italy, of Neapolitan origin but widespread throughout southern Italy and, in particular, in the...

History and curiosity of the croquembouche

History and curiosity of the croquembouche

by Simona Vitagliano A tower of cream puffs stuffed with cream, custard or chantilly cream and held together by a melted hot caramel flow: it is not a dream, but a typical French dessert that can also be tasted at the Gran Caffè Gambrinus! Curious to learn more?...

Kanelbullar, the typical Swedish dessert

Kanelbullar, the typical Swedish dessert

by Simona Vitagliano Since IKEA opened its offices in our cities, Sweden suddenly seemed to us a land much closer and "within reach", despite the enormous geological and geographical differences that separate us. But in reality, there is much more of this country that...

The artists of the Gambrinus: Raffaele Tafuri

The artists of the Gambrinus: Raffaele Tafuri

by Simona Vitagliano The Gambrinus, we know, is the "home" of many fine paintings and works of the early twentieth century, which have found space in its premises and which, even today, accompany Neapolitans and tourists in the daily ritual of coffee. Among these...

Luciano De Crescenzo and Neapolitan coffee

Luciano De Crescenzo and Neapolitan coffee

Article written by Michele Sergio and published in Rome on 21 July 2019 The multifaceted Neapolitan engineer, in addition to being a writer, actor, director and television host, was also the greatest expert and witness of Neapolitan coffee in recent years. The...