NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

This time of year, chef Antonio Mellino closes his famous Amalfi Coast restaurant Quattro Passi for the season and comes to Miami Beach to put his two Michelin star touch on his eatery Forte dei Marmi. He leaves one sun-drenched seaside resort town for another, aided there by his son Fabrizio and here by his other son, Raffaele. Named after the Tus...

Matteo Perin is an Italian designer who creates custom-made, luxury clothing for international celebrities and business leaders. He has growing ties with Birmingham, including Shaia's of Homewood Inc. How did you first become involved in Birmingham? I met Ken Shaia – of Shaia’s Homewood – while I was in New York City. He told me all about his store...

Polito’s New York Deli on Bayshore Boulevard in Port St. Lucie serves authentic upstate-style thick stacked deli sandwiches, knish and desserts. You might recognize Polito’s if you’ve ever stopped at Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery in Fort Pierce from 1 to 5 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon because the deli provides the food.Polito's has a handful of tabl...

Officials with the Italian Feast showed their support for Dorchester District Two by handing over a $10,000 check to the Dorchester District Two Educational Foundation. Jay Lombardo, event director and president of the board of trustees for the Italian Feast, said this is the third year the Italian Feast has donated money to the foundation: it cont...

The curator Maria Cristina Didero believes the living room to be the most cherished space of any household. ‘It’s where guests are welcomed – a place of openness, relationships and intimacy.’ Renewing her partnership with Fendi for its tenth presentation at Design Miami, Didero has commissioned a suite of living room furniture, aptly and simply tit...

Buongiorno a tutti! Nada's Italy Small Group Tours is ready to hire a "Journey Expert" for its new upcoming location in Delray Beach, FL! (we are keeping the Charlotte, NC office, so don't worry, more parties coming soon!!). Do you live & breathe to travel and want to share your excitement with others? Are you in love with anything Italian? Are you...

A restauranteur with 20 years experience is planning to open an Italian eatery in Forsyth next week. Minori’s Italian Ristorante is expected to open Tuesday at 22 West Main St. at the corner of S. Jackson St. “Italian is my heritage,” said co-owner Chelsea Larkin, whose maiden name is Minori. “I specialized in Italian food in college and it’s somet...

One of the reasons traveling to Europe is on so many bucket lists is the lure of local gastronomy. I’ve never met anyone lucky enough to taste the bounty of the continent who isn’t wowed. Recently, I reported that Bulla Gastrobar was like a culinary visit to Spain. And now, just weeks later, I can confirm that chef-partners Michael Mina and Don Pin...

Developers Ugo Colombo and Valerio Morabito just bought the Bay Harbor Continental site for $20.5 million. Property records show the partnership paid P3 Investments about $400 per square foot for the 1.2-acre development site at 1135 103rd Street in Bay Harbor Islands. It was previously approved for a seven-story, 29-unit boutique condo project des...

About a block from Lincoln Road, Rosetta Bakery attracts a steady stream of customers via Italian breads, pastries, and small plates. Now the Collins Avenue concept, which opened in November 2015, is set to expand with cafés in Brickell, Aventura, North Beach, and other parts of Miami-Dade County. "This was our plan all along," co-owner Tommaso Bul...

Veteran Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo now trails only Martin Brodeur (691), Patrick Roy (551) and Ed Belfour (484) on the NHL's all-time wins list among goalies. Luongo, 38, talked about racking up wins (and losses), his Italian heritage, showing his wit on Twitter and whether poker is part of his plans after he hangs up his skates.  

“C’è un nuovo presidente al Comites di Miami”. Come riferisce oggi Gente d’Italia, il quotidiano diretto a Montevideo da Mimmo Porpiglia, “in seguito alle dimissioni di Gino Caputo, una rinuncia dovuta a problemi personali, il Comites ha eletto alla presidenza Barbara Cornacchia, docente, già consigliere e che faceva parte della Commissione Lingua...