Dario Cecchini

When we started this journey almost 4 years ago, we would not have dared to dream of receiving so much incredible...

Rhapsody of Hickory

I sat down on a wooden bench in front of a simple mountain lodge in the Italian mountains with a marvellous...

Ketchup on the Menu

Curtice Brothers on Monocle’s The Menu with Markus Hippi interviewing Mario C. Bauer on the revival of an old ketchup brand...

Love doesn’t require Schnitzel

Some people prefer their home to feel safe and comfortable. Others prefer the rush in public spaces. In Vienna, where hospitality...

The Nobility of Childishness

Although adults’ ultimate goal in life is finding happiness, they rarely find true happiness as easily as children do. And children...

Marco Simonis and the Finer Things

Cooking delicious food is as simple as enjoying it. It requires neither skill nor expertise, neither talent for it nor a...

Mindfulness and Candour

Some years ago I read a book by Simon Sinek in which he noted that People do not buy what you do but why you...

Viennese Accomplishments

The most delightful of days usually are the ones to which I wake up in the morning asking myself what to cook for dinner....

Field Trip to Copenhagen

I am the Curtice Brothers’ gopher. My job is to take care of everything apart from the complicated things. I do not...

The first 10.000 Bottles

No one was convinced that this would work except Mario and Vittorio. It seemed that we had not found the right...