BERRIES HAVE THE BEST MOUTHFEEL, the way you can feel each one individually in your mouth—like tapioca, or really well-cooked sushi rice. But people have lost some important berry vibe. These days everybody wants them to be sweet. I think they should be sour. That’s what I liked about saskatoons when I first encountered them in Newfoundland, where they call them serviceberries. I also like how the harvest window is so small. They’re not exactly rare. But commercially, you don’t see them that much. The last thing is that they’re really good for you—rich in anti-oxidants and very healthy. —J.C.
If you’re planning a summer trip to Italy, why not start your holiday before you even take off by flying with Alitalia?
Think “Best of Italy, ” and you’ll come up with a seemingly endless list of dreamy things. For starters, there’s Italian art. Culture. Haute cuisine. Italian cities. Pasta. Italian Chefs. The Mediterranean. Italian design. Roman ruins. Pizza. Soccer. Gelato.
Now you can add Italian airline Alitalia to that list. Alitalia has redesigned their customer experience with the help of strategic partnerships with some of the country’s leading suppliers like Poltrona Frau, Bulgari, Richard Ginori, Ferrari Trento, and Lavazza.
Guests will enjoy fabled Italian hospitality at their stylish Casa Alitalia lounges, and marvel at their new cabin interiors (among the most modern and stylish in the skies), an in-flight entertainment system with WiFi and international roaming, superior in-flight amenities, stylish Italian-designed uniforms as well as an “enhanced” Italian dining experience in Business Class.
Food lovers take note. The airline has won the Global Traveler Magazine Award for ‘Best Airline Cuisine’ for seven years in a row. Their menus stand out for their quality, refinement, and authenticity, all inspired by traditional Italian regional cooking. The fruit of their creative chefs, meals are paired with wines selected by Alitalia’s sommelier in collaboration with the Italian Sommelier Foundation. Which goes a long way towards explaining why they have won the award for Best In-Flight Wine Program at the Saveur Culinary Travel Awards.
Alitalia flies direct from Toronto to Rome between April and October. The flight is operated with an A330 aircraft configured in 3 classes of service: Business, Premium Economy, and Economy. Rome’s Fiumicino airport is the airline’s hub and a world-class airport. Alitalia serves destinations in Italy, Europe, the Middle East and beyond. As a member of the Sky Team alliance and as an Etihad Airways Partner, members of Alitalia’s loyalty program MilleMiglia enjoy many benefits, including access to hundreds of lounges and reciprocal earn and burn privileges on partner airlines, spanning over 1,000 destinations around the globe.
For more information visit Alitalia.com