NEWS FROM : Food & Wine  

Before it even debuts at the Venetian's Grand Canal Shoppes, Midtown Manhattan’s Zeppola Italian Bakery already has plans for a second Las Vegas expansion. Still under construction on the resort’s replica of St. Marks Square, the cafe will replace the former home of French-inspired chain Paris Baguette. Designed by locals GT/AD Studio, the two-leve...

If you're looking for good old fashion Italian food with some new twists and updates, then a favorite spot on Long Island is a place to try. Opened in 1992, Suffolk County staple Caffe Amici in Selden is known for its homemade pasta nights, as well as for its traditional dishes, yummy pizzas, and specialty Italian cookies and desserts. It's also kn...

And why wouldn’t the first New York satellite of Florence’s renowned La Carraia Gelateria open in East Meadow? If the location, along the Hempstead Turnpike service road, doesn’t exactly bring to mind the Uffizi or the Galleria dell'Accademia, it is next door to the original Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace. La Carraia, which opened Sept. 24, is actual...

On October 26th and 27th, Assovini Sicilia, an association representing over 90 of the best wine producers across the island, will present a selection of  interesting and unique wines from Sicily to a US press and trade audience for the first time ever. In collaboration with Colangelo & Partners, the event will showcase the unique variety the islan...

A Westchester County Italian restaurant has become a go-to for some residents thanks to its selection of homemade pasta dishes and cocktails. TVB by: Pax Romana is located at 171 East Post Road in White Plains. The restaurant's menu includes pasta dishes such as spaghetti alla carbonara, penne alla vodka and ravioli. Guests can also choose from ent...

Following a year of virtual events, the Consortium of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena has announced the launch of the first annual Original Balsamic Week in New York. The inaugural, Original Balsamic Week will kick off in New York on November 1st and run through November 7th. With up to 20 restaurant partners, the collaboration will give foodies and Ita...

New local business Raffaele’s Italian Deli and Imports is bringing the flavors of Italy to the Clifton Park community. This new deli and import store, set in the newly built Rexford Landing plaza at 675 Grooms Rd., made its debut over the summer serving pizza, sandwiches, salads and more. Popular offerings include housemade meatballs, arancini and...

Hillary Sterling is no stranger to playing with fire. The chef’s car is stocked with a tiny Weber grill and a cast-iron skillet, so she’s always ready for an impromptu fireside meal, and she’s also cooked for a crowd over a raging flame on multiple occasions as part of a bonfire cooking series. Sterling says she’s gotten “a little obsessed” with th...

Italian chocolatier Venchi Chocolate has leased a New York City headquarters space as it prepares to expand its US retail footprint. Resolution Real Estate Partners’ Brett Weiss and John Monaco represented landlord Kiami Windsor Management in the 3,525 s/f office deal at 16 West 36th Street in Midtown West. Newmark’s Ross Kaplan and William Chaplin...

Four decades after celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich opened Felidia, her esteemed Midtown restaurant has quietly shuttered. In September, Bastianich sold the brownstone that’s been home to the Italian restaurant since 1981 as part of a $4.7 million deal, according to PincusCo. The building is now owned by Tony Park, the chief executive of real estate...

Like the old joke about the three most important things in real estate being location, location and location, it is always worth repeating that when it comes to cooking, the essentials are ingredients, ingredients and ingredients. Without good ones a good cook cannot produce a good meal; without the finest a great chef will never show his mettle. O...

Craving tortellini, piadina or gnocco fritto? There is no need to take a trip to Emilia Romagna in Italy, the Emilian tradition is served at Via Emilia 9 in Miami and Nonna Beppa in New York City. Two different names but one message in common: bring authenticity to the United States, and no modifications are allowed. Indeed, because if you want to...