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Just looking at a truffle, one would not suspect the firm, round, coarse, lumpy nugget would produce such devoted followers and prices in the thousands for mere ounces.   During a special dinner at the Country Club of Landfall Thursday, Jan. 15, the black truffle was the center of attention as guest Italian chef and hotelier Carlo Zarri trea...

by Lizzy Alfs   Handcrafted pasta will be the focus of a new restaurant and retail shop planned for East Nashville. Brothers Ryan and Danny Nicoletto, owners of East Nashville-based Nicoletto's Pasta Co., are preparing to open Nicoletto's Italian Kitchen at 2905A Gallatin Pike later this month.   Since launching their pasta...

Since the Real Italian Deli opened just under a year ago in Palm Desert, the deli-store combination has dished out traditional Italian sandwiches and desserts, and kept the shelves stocked with house-cured and imported deli meats, olive oils, fresh and frozen pastas and vinegars that could rival any New York City deli.   "I want to bring the...

There's always poker and slots talk at the Isle Casino and Racing, but now the Italian restaurant is speaking a new language: seafood, including lobster francaise. The restaurant, called Bragozzo Osteria and Wine Bar, has revamped with a more sophisticated menu, says Mark Sicilia, Isle's senior director of hospitality.    Checks sh...

The dine-around bunch and I had spent the day car-shopping with the Retiree in Greeneville, and a thoroughly pooped and over-heated bunch we were. The Retiree was looking for a hybrid vehicle of some sort. Her mentioning this to the sales force of several dealerships was greeted in each case with the same enthusiasm Jaws had for the opening of Long...

By Evan S. Benn   Miami was this close to getting Grato, chef Clay Conley's new pizza-pasta place, in our back yard. Conley and his partners say they scouted locations in Wynwood and Coral Gables before deciding to plant Grato in Palm Beach County (1901 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach), a few miles from where Conley's sister restaurants Bucca...

The champagne bar at Campiello was abuzz on a Tuesday summer evening at 5:30 p.m. And why not? French champagne Perrier Jouet was going for $5 a pop. We sank our noses into the froth and breathed deeply. While the bright citrusy notes are more acidic than I prefer in my champagne, this is luxury sipping on the cheap. The fountain trickled musically...

by Piers Evans   American Airlines (AA) will fly daily from Miami International Airport (MIA) and Malpensa (MXP) from November 21. With the new service, travellers from Milan can access more than 100 destinations throughout the US, Caribbean and Latin America, said the airline. Due to its growing Italian population and fashion industry, Mi...

It was the dinner and not the school bell that rang at 9:30am on Saturday, October 26th when the Italian Wine Specialist Certification Course commenced. Perfectly staged at one of Miami's most popular Italian restaurants, Toscano Divino, a group of wine professionals and recreationists gathered to learn all that there is to know about Italian wine....

America's first Spoleto - My Italian Kitchen will soon open in Central Florida.Construction is underway at Plaza on University near the University of Central Florida with an anticipated opening in January. Spoleto has plans to open several other locations throughout Orlando including one in Winter Park by the end of April. Spoleto, a popular...

This column is about the experience of food in Chattanooga. I will take people out for dinner and lunch dates at various restaurants in the Chattanooga region. It is not meant to be a review per se, but an account of a one-time experience at a restaurant. Your mileage may vary depending upon your expectations.   This week, Monica and I visit...

Whether it be owner Jerry Furio going out at 3 a.m. to Immokalee to get the freshest vegetables available or the store being the only licensed retailer in Lee County to sell certified Angus beef, Paesano's Italian Fresh Market & Outdoor Patio Caf has become the place to go for the best Italian food, wine, meats and cheeses. This year, Paesano'...