by Suzy Fleming Leonard   When having lunch with a nice Italian girl from Jersey, it's good to remember she's going to be picky – very picky – about her Italian food. "When you look at the menu and you see certain things that are part of Italian culture, you say, OK, this guy is authentic," said Rita Moreno of Suntree. "It's hard to fin...

When chef Jenn Louis set out to perfect pasta dumplings in Italy, she was occasionally met with such disdain from local chefs she might as well have been trying to push the doughy fare to the Paleo diet crowd. "Each person I interviewed and cooked with had a different notion about what was and was not gnocchi.   When I approached the su...

by Lesley Abravanel Pomellato jewelry hosted a special fundraiser for Baptist Health South Florida at the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne Residences on Wednesday at which Andrea Bocelli sang for an hour for an intimate group of 75.   Bocelli's mother was seen in the audience, patting her heart as she was clearly moved and emotional during his per...

The Central Gulf Coast Lodge of the Order of Sons of Italy in America is inviting all Pinellas County residents to join in celebrating Florida's Italian and Italian American Heritage Month at an exciting Festa Italiana dinner and raffle on Saturday, October 4 at the Clearwater Country Club.   The Honorable Adolpho Barattolo, Italy's Consul G...

Italian builder Otam announced that Florida-based Denison Yacht Sales will represent the yacht line in the United States.   "We are honored to represent the Otam brand here in the U.S. and we are sure that we will have a successful future together," Denison CEO Bob Denison said in a statement at the recent Miami International Boat Show. "Wit...

by Ashley Brozic & Alejandra Torres Mention to your man that he has to wear a blazer in August, and expect a grunt of despair. Now mention to him that you know of a blazer that's light enough to inhibit sweat and masculine enough to elicit the respect of everyone in the room, and you might just get him to perk up a bit.   Enter Casa de...

As stated in wwd, Emilio Pucci continues to invest in its retail network and has opened a 1,728-square-foot boutique in Miami's Design District, which follows the unveiling of a Manhattan flagship in November. This is the brand's third location in Southern Florida.   "Florida has historically been a strategic market for us, so we're especial...

The Magic City is home to countless restaurant imports, but Petit Miami is one of the few to arrive at our shores via Milan. Despite its French name, this month-old Sunset Harbour spot is actually an Italian bistro. With the exception of salmon teriyaki and seared tuna tartare with yuzu sauce, Petit's repertoire consists of classic, unfussy Italia...

"Certo, è una grossa cifra, ma faccio finta che non esista: non è da lì che arriva il business". Dario Snaidero sorride e prova a minimizzare. E con qualche ragione. Perché in effetti non capita ogni giorno di ricevere una commessa da 450mila dollari per una cucina, l'equivalente in Italia del costo di un paio di appartamenti.    Il mil...

Il Prof. Antonello Pileggi medico ricercatore presso l'Università di Miami ha ricevuto lo scorso 11 ottobre il riconoscimento Eccellenze Calabresi in U.S.A. Il premio e' stato patrocinato dalla Regione Calabria, il Consolato Generale d'Italia a Miami, l'ODLI (Organizzazione per la Diffusione della Lingua Italiana, agenzia operante sotto gli auspici...