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MOST RESTAURANT WEEKS work on a pretty simple pay-for-play basis. Not Italian Restaurant Week. Its existence owes to the Extraordinary Italian Taste campaign, an effort backed by both Italian government agencies and North American associations, such as Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas, to promote certified Italian food products. The campa...

Il gruppo Enel Green Power Nord America (Enel) ha recentemente annunciato la chiusura di un accordo di partnership per un valore di 375 milioni dollari con GE Financial Services (GE"). A rilanciare l'annuncio è l'Ufficio Ice di New York spiegando che, secondo i termini della transazione, GE ha acquisito una partecipazione azionaria del 51 per cent...

The best Italian chefs will tell you, you don't mess with a classic. That's something Damian's new general manager, Johnny Mandola, has been taught his entire life. "These guys have seen me grow-up."

Are you an Italian Grandmother with recipes going back generations that you would like to share with Rossella Rago, host of the on-line cooking show, Cooking With Nonna and winner of the Food Network's 24-hour Restaurant Battle? Then here is you chance to play co-host during the Houston Italian Festival on Sunday, October 13. Rossella Rago, presen...

"We have many plans for the celebration, yet, first on list is to give back to the community. Every Wednesday in October, we will donate ten percent of total sales for the day to Texas Children's Hospital," said Andy Provost, general manager, Corelli's Houston.   Other specials Corelli's is offering during the celebration include an annivers...

By James Beaty Larry Giaudrone and Rosemary Benedetto's road to the Italian Festival began when both of their grandparents emigrated to the United States. While Giaudrone's grandfather worked in the coal mines in the McAlester and Krebs areas, both sets of Benedetto's grandparents moved to north Texas, where they became cotton farmers.  ...

By Scott Cantrell Well, that was a fun concert: a hit parade of arias and orchestral movements from operas by Verdi and Puccini, followed by Respighi's spectacularly vulgar and spectacularly entertaining Roman Festivals.   The perpetrators Friday night were the Dallas Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Roberto Abbado and tenor Carl Tan...

Domani e sabato, 1 e 2 febbraio lo Houston Ballet presenta "Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal", che rappresenteranno "Cantata" e "Le Quattro Stagioni" del coreografo italiano Mauro Bigonzetti, uno dei più rinomati creatori contemporanei di danza. Gli spettacoli si svolgeranno presso il Wortham Theater Center a 501 Texas Avenue, nel centro di...

The Grammy-nominated early music ensemble Ars Lyrica Houston continues its 10th anniversary Discoveries season with the modern world première of Alessandro Scarlatti's La Sposa dei Cantici on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 8 pm in Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Artistic Director Matthew Dirst gives a pre-concert lecture on...

By Holly Jackson The sky was the limit at the Italian-themed "Under the Tuscan Moon" fantastico fundraiser. Lutheran Social Services of the South held its 15th annual Make a Difference Gala.   The benefit was sold out with 350 attendees at Brazos Hall, a turn-of-the-century and recently restored warehouse in downtown Austin.   Read m...

Representatives from six commercial food producers from the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna are visiting Houston this week on a trip organized by the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas. Their tour of the city included a walk-around tasting with Houston food buyers and restaurateurs yesterday at the Hilton Houston Post Oak, follow...

di Tiziana Ciacciofera Triolo   Renato De Pirro è nato in Toscana ed oggi dopo una brillante carriere nelle cucine tra le più rinomate degli USA è Corporate Chef della prestigiosa Lombardi Family Concepts Restaurants. De Pirro, diplomatosi alla IPSAAR di Spoleto comincia la sua carriera presso la Locanda di Ansedonia a Grosseto per poi gest...