Modena-based Osteria Francescana has once again clinched a top spot in the annual awards for the world's 50 best restaurants. The restaurant lost out only to Renè Redzepi's Copenhagen-based Noma which reclaimed the number one slot and Spain's El Celler de Can Roca which came in second.   Last year the four-time Danish winner lost out to...

In accordo e con la partecipazione di ANICAV, Associazione di categoria delle conserve vegetali, l'ICE-Agenzia organizza un'attività promozionale dedicata al settore, con particolare attenzione al pomodoro pelato.   In considerazione delle forti potenzialità che il pomodoro pelato presenta all'estero come ingrediente di base della cucina ita...

by Hugh Merwin   Manuel Mainardi, a co-founder of the production company Creative Chaos, has been serious about bikes for 15 years and racing them for five. After he was temporarily sidelined by a motorcycle accident a few years back, he began to draw out plans for a shop where "people could come in to sit down and play cards, or stand up at...

Martinique Bistro in New Orleans will close after 20 years, co-owners Cristiano Raffignone and Kelly Barker announced in a Monday (Jan. 5) press release. The pair has leased the space at 5908 Magazine St. to Nick Lama, 33, the chef de cuisine at Gautreau's.   Raffignone and Barker will continue to own the property. Renovations to the space -...

We are excited to introduce a fun new initiative: Italian cooking classes for children! Brought to you by the ICC children's language program, this pizza making event has been designed to be fun and informative for parent and child.   Join us on Saturday, February 7th, 12:00 – 2:30 PM as we create pizzas at Rebecca's Authentic Italian Bakery...

Inspired by East Coast delis and red sauce Italian restaurants, Tione's on Main, part of the Medallion development in the Old Bank District of downtown L.A., will open its doors on Monday for lunch service.   Tione's is a tribute from Executive Chef Christian Page to the food he ate growing up in Stamford, Conn. Page is currently the executi...

Twelve-year-old Nathan Odom won Fox network's hit show Master Chef Jr. last night taking home $100,000 in the process. The 12-year-old San Diego native faced off against Andrew Zappley, an 11-year-old from Westford, New Jersey in the final.   Each young cheftestant had 90 minutes to prepare a three-course meal. Andrew's final meal was i...

On a frigid Friday evening, a milling crowd gathers outside the front door of Vincenza & Margherita Italian Bistro. Inside, couples, standing in the foyer or camping on couches near the hostess stand, juggle glasses of red wine in one hand and bulky winter coats in another. Every stool is occupied at the lively bar where a bartender sprinkles a...

by Carrie Rengers   As Rita's Italian Ice franchisees Jeff and Jay Miller expand the concept in Kansas, Wichitans have an opportunity to try the ice for free on Friday. It's a 23-year tradition for the Philadelphia-based Rita's to give away its flavored ice to celebrate the first day of spring.   Last year, the Millers' first Rit...

Chef/owner Adrian Hembree has developed Grazia Italian Kitchen in Pearland into a successful restaurant operation in a matter of months. The cuisine at Grazia Italian Kitchen on 9415 West Broadway Street includes a popular dish known as Pasta Mike & Jen and handmade mozzarella cheese.   Pasta Mike & Jen is made with grilled chic...