Samsung Carla sits down with Adam Ostrow, Mashable’s SVP Content & Executive Editor, to talk about Samsung at CES 2012.
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This new restaurant and “fish works” makes the fashionable best of Genoa’s seafood: a fancy fishmonger’s decorated in black, white and chrome, with tables at which you can sit and sample the best of the day’s catch. Champagne, oysters and sushi are the local favourite for evening “aperitivi” (the place stocks 300 different wines), or there is a full menu served in the venue’s low-lit basement, featuring modern takes on old Genovese favourites such as baccala (salted white fish) with potatoes and tiny Ligurian olives. Details: Via Al Ponte Calvi 20r. Why visit? This underrated port is about to become a film star. A new thriller, simply entitled “Genova” and starring Colin Firth, uses the winding alleys and gothic atmosphere of this Ligurian city to great effect and puts the spotlight on its rich 16th and 17th-century architecture. Genoa is a city defined by its port: a working hub for vast cruise boats and cargo containers. The old town climbs directly out of this watery, industrial heart, a glorious, vertiginous mess of medieval buildings piled up against the base of the steep Apennine mountains it’s no surprise Henry James described it as “the most winding, incoherent of cities”. Four years ago Genoa was named European Capital of Culture, and the positive effects of that can still be seen in the polished port-side buildings. But, for the most part, this city remains reassuringly briny, unpretentious and just a little spooky after dark just the atmosphere for that …
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