Lorenzo Simonelli is house hunting in Houston's Inner Loop and is looking for Italian restaurants to check out now that he has become the CEO of the new Baker Hughes. He sat down with the Houston Chronicle at his north Houston office to discuss the transition, his role and the new company that trades on the New York stock exchange as BHGE. Edited e...

Who: Vincenzo Montecuollo, wine director at Potente  Background: Growing up in a small coastal town 30 minutes north of Naples, Montecuollo first tasted wine that his father made only for family consumption. At 21, he landed in Bristol, England, where he worked for a Piemontese family and learned to speak English at their restaurant. A trip to Orla...

IT’S OFFICIAL: The fourth annual Taste of Italy Houston wine and food fair will be held on Sunday (trade) and Monday (trade, media, and consumers), January 28-29, 2018. And many of the exhibitors will also be presenting their products and meeting with trade members at the Savor Italy event to be held in Los Angeles on January 25-26 (click here for...

With the successful opening this month of its first Italian fast-casual location with counter service and open pasta and pizza-making stations, Russo’s Restaurants is eyeing worldwide franchise growth opportunities. Internationally acclaimed Chef Anthony Russo, the creative power behind Russo’s New York Pizzeria® and Russo’s Coal-Fired Kitchen®, an...

The event is free, the experience . . . priceless! Have you ever wondered what it's like to play a Stradivarius? Houston-area violinists - past and present - can to try their hand on such a musical treasure this weekend. Friday, June 16, 7 p.m. in Dudley Recital Hall - UH Moores School of Music , Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., UH Moores Schoo...

My husband and I, both members of Houston’s Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC) and frequent guests at their wine tastings (read about past events here and here), were thrilled to attend their first ever Italian wine seminar in four two-hour classes over the course of four weeks, led by Master Sommelier Craig Collins (Meet the Sommelier at t...

Two major Houston Italian eateries — sweet and savory — have teamed up for a very special, very edible collab: a limited edition gelato flavor. Dolce Neve, the newish Heights gelato shop(and Austin import) on N. Main, and Chef Ryan Pera of Coltivare, the wood-fired pizzeria on White Oak Drive, have created a gelato flavor that is fruity and sweet —...

Join us for the Summer Italian Film Festival. Enjoy four weeks of Italian masterpieces. Films in Italian with English subtitles. The Italian Cultural and Community Center, 1101 Milford Street, Houston, TX 77006. All four films will start at 7:15 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Suggested donation at the door per film: $5 for members, $10 for non-members....

Dear members and friends, we are excited to have our friends at Tiburon Transmedia - a boutique transmedia house established in Central Texas - come to Houston for the premiere of their movie "Tiramisu for Two"! "Tiramisu For Two" tells the story of Giorgio (Bobby Olson), a very peculiar Italian man, who travels from Rome, Italy to San Marcos, Texa...

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli before he heads back to space for the third time! Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli is just one of the astronauts who will be joining us for the IACC Happy Hour on Tuesday, May 9 at Arcodoro in Houston’s Galleria neighborhood. IACC Happy Hour. Tuesday, May 9. 6:00 p.m. Complimen...