The recently re-organized Pannese Society did more than generate revenue and exposure last Thursday night during a dinner and fundraiser at Ciara Restaurant and Lounge.   "We were sold out!" said Louis Spremulli, a Johnston resident who, along with his wife Carla, created excitement for the Pannese Society's rebirth after a trip to Panni, Fo...

It might not bode well for a restaurant when your first thought is: Are those edible?They were thin breadsticks that towered out of a champagne glass so high that my friends and I had to move them aside in order to make eye contact when we sat down for dinner at La Sera in Wyckoff. The glass nearly toppled over as we did so, and we wondered whether...

Mrs. Kemoll introduced our city to Sicilian fare in 1927 in the intimate curtained-off dining room adjacent to her living quarters -- cozy, but with room to grow in elegance. Four generations later, Kemoll's Italian Restaurant has sophistication covered: • $55 for $100 to spend on food and drink for two • Dazzling panorama of the Arch and city from...

by Erin Perkins   Soon-to-open venture Vincent Chicco's chef Aaron Lemieux may have a French surname that translates to "the best" and come from behind the line at brasserie Rue de Jean, but he has Italian food at heart. In a interview with Lemieux, he states his last meal would be his "mother's stuffed shells" and goes on to explain the ite...

by Lynn Woods   From Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1, Mohonk Mountain House will host a brand-new event: the Wine and Food Festival of New Paltz.   The festival will feature seminars by celebrity sommeliers, chefs and wine experts; tastings of a wide selection of wines culled from mostly small vineyards in Europe and the US, wit...

Eataly New York is joining the ranks of gourmet retailers offering store tours and cooking classes for children. "Our goal is to inspire this love and understanding of high-quality food, so we have introduced two new ways to get your kids as excited about the kitchen as we are," says the Eataly website. Passport to Eataly is a one-hour store tour...

Most hamlets with a population of less than 4,500 could only dream of Armonk's foodie cred. It's a newly(ish) bloomed dining out destination that includes worthy stops such as Amore Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen, Fortina, Restaurant North, Marc Charles Steakhouse, Beehive, and Moderne Barn.   The latest addition is Zero Otto Nove (089 in It...

by Frank Cohen   Are well-established pizzerias from outside New Haven coming to the Elm City to prove themselves or to enjoy even greater "street cred" among kindred souls? We can't be certain.   Some of it might even be push back against the expansion of the Frank Pepe brand. But with the opening of Colony Grill in Milford, Tarry Lo...

by Bill Armendariz   Luna Rossa Winery is bringing a taste of the old world to the new world. Based on the popularity of last year's Pizza Night, Sylvia D'Andrea is firing up the winery's brick oven and flavoring her Italian pies with pecan wood. "We want to bring back our Pizza Night every other Tuesday, beginning April 7," said D'Andr...

Are you in the mood for Italian food? Well, here's a great reason to indulge your craving for pasta. The Association for Developmentally Disabled of Woodford County is hosting their 8th Annual Italian Feast fundraiser this weekend. Here with more about this tasty fundraiser is Jonathan Gaurke​,Director of Administrative Services.   If you wo...