Elio ”GOURMET” Crociani
A journalist with more than twenty years’ experience in the music world, he has extended his fields of interest over the years to include cinema, wine and food and forms of research into spirituality as well. The interest in these different aspects of culture has led him, almost naturally, to be involved with the international guide/magazine “Bongusto” in whose pages he collects news and reviews on national and foreign restaurants and hotels, discovered and appreciated during trips as a special correspondent at major cultural, musical and cinematographic events. In addition to often being the haunt of “personalities”, the particular feature of the places reviewed is that of being near places of contemporary culture such as theatres, sports halls, museums, Expos, and conference halls, etc. These are, however, structures making similar offers, but also paying special attention to non-traditional ones – hi-tech, organic, ethnic and vegan.
The site www.bongusto.net is also now available with the directory of reviews published by newspapers, magazines and radio/TV for everyone who wants to introduce themselves on the “Net”.
Inclusion of a business activity is, however, accompanied by a check on the offers by Gourmet-Journalist which makes trips around the world. The main objective of the search engine is that of supplying information to gourmets based on the most acclaimed guides with which Bongusto collaborates (Michelin, Relais&Chateaux, Mobil, Gault Millau, etc.), and giving greater visibility to the activities linked to wine and food tourism with photos and links through the Internet, an increasingly widespread tool.
Once reviewed in the media, all the companies in the sector (hotels, spas, restaurants, catering, pizzerias, taverns, bistros, disco-diners, gastronomy, wine shops, vine-growing and wine-producing, etc.) become members of the “Bongusto” Club and obtain their own Web address, which can be used on business cards and in brochures or guides.
The list of the business activities is strictly in decreasing order and takes into consideration the result obtained in the "Guide to the Guides" calculated annually by Elio Crociani.
In the near future, a list of business activities with the features requested will be available - just by keying in details of a favourite cuisine or the name of the requested area. For example, an Italian on holiday in London will be able to find out which are the best Italian restaurants in the English capital - and the same will apply for those looking for Indian cuisine on the Adriatic Riviera.
Maria Teresa Indellicati