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latest at Massimo’s – from wheat free bases to Raclette

GNOCCHI From now every pasta dish in our menu is also available as potato gnocchi FARINATA WHEAT/GLUTEN FREE During our long stay in Genova we learned about Farinata, a chick pea flour thin focaccia, so we bought 3 copper pans and we started baking our own version.

Massimo & Tracy are back

March 2014 The transplant went very well,  after a 4 week stay in hospital and 3 months intense monitoring by very professional specialists in Genova, Massimo was finally released at the end of Janaury, to fly home to beautiful South Africa! Thanks to Loretta,  Massimo has her shiny new bone marrow and everything is going well. ...

100 days milestone

here is an 'almost 100 day update' of Massimo's bone marrow transplant. Massimo doing very well. He saw his doctor yesterday and she wants to remove the catheter next week, which means he doesn’t need any more IV treatments. The dr wants to see him early next week and is still waiting for the results of 1 more test. If that’s ...

Tracy’s update on Massimo

Well once again time has flown by…..Massimo has been out of hospital since 26 September, and is doing well.  He picked up a cold in the first 10 days, which did set him back a bit –in fact he’s still has a cough & blocked nose! As soon as the doctors knew he had a cold they took extra measures ...

the Transplant

Wow, I have just realized it was July 9 since we last sent out an update.  Time really has bee running on since we arrived in Genova at the end of May. There are some gory details in this report so get someone else to check it out before if you have a weak constitution! As I write Massimo is actually ...

Latest news from Italy

It's about time we told you what's happening here in Italy. Everything has depended upon Massimo getting in shape for the bone marrow transplant procedure; having a battery of tests and antibiotics to clear up infections before he can be admitted.....hopefully in the next 10 days or so. But we have ensured we've made the most of our free time in ...

News from Massimo and Tracy

Massimo & Tracy are away in Genova, Italy where Massimo will have a bone marrow transplant to cure a rare form of blood cancer. Luckily his sister Loretta is a perfect match as a donor. Follow www.massimos.co.za and @MTwillbeback on Twitter for our adventure in ...

New book ‘Taking it easy’ featuring our recipes

‘Taking it easy’ 20 SA top chefs (including us!) cook for family & friends Chefs feaured: Bertus Basson ♦ Chantel Dartnall ♦ David Higgs ♦ Franck Dangereux ♦ Giorgio Nava ♦ Cobus van der Merwe ♦ Liam Tomlin         ...

Take away – 10% off

Order and pick up your take away (spuntini, salad, pasta, mains, pizza or dessert) between 5 and 7pm (Wednesday to Sunday) and get a 10% discount.

New B.t.S Focaccia (Between the Sheets)

The lucky ones who tried it fell instantly in love with our Focaccia di Recco. Recco is a small fishing village near Genova, in Liguria, the Italian region bordering with France. Recco is famous for the Focaccia, a very thin bread stuffed with cheese and topped with rock salt & rosemary. We have renames it B.t.S. (Between the Sheets).  Is now possible ...

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