Italy in New York: Alta Cucina Opens for Lunch

I have been missing Italy a lot these past few days. It's the holiday season, Sant'Ambrogio, the beginning of le citta' adorned with Christmas lights and of course missing my friends. What I always miss is the ease of eating a good meal at lunch without paying a fortune. When I worked in Italy, you... Continue Reading →

Wine of the Week: Luna Mater Frascati Superiore 2009

My lastest wine of the week is Luna Mater 2009 from Fontana Candida. This wine is a Frascati Superiore from the Lazio region. I had this wine last week as part of a delicious meal at the new Cafe Des Artistes. I have had many wines from Frascati and the Castelli Romani throughout the years... Continue Reading →

Italian Restaurants: Ai Fiori

I have decided to expand the blog to include reviews of Italian restaurants. Here's one that I wrote for the Alta Cucina Society website on Michael White's Ai Fiori in the Setai on 5th Avenue and 37th Street. White has created a mini empire in New York restaurants as the owner of Osteria Morini, Ai... Continue Reading →

On the road again…

I'm off to Italy for a client for a few days and I expect it to be lovely. I hope to just enjoy lots of good food and wine in my spare time and see old and new friends in and around Rome. I'm very excited. I've been a busy bee though although you wouldn't... Continue Reading →

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