By John Golden Hugs Italian Restaurant, as its name might suggest, was an inviting and charming place to dine. Even though a few dishes were disappointing, the overall dining experience was enjoyable. The service was very attentive and gracious, and the décor, though fitted out in predictable Italianate kitsch, was bright and cheerful. Regarding...

Festa Italiana invites home cooks to enter their favorite easy-to-prepare Italian recipes in the festival's inaugual Chef's Choice Recipe Contest. A committee will select the top five, and those participants will be asked to present their dish to a judging panel at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20 in the Cucina Showcase at Festa Italiana. The panel includes...

Are you passionate about Italian foods? Would you like to expand your repertoire? Improve some cooking skills? Then this is your chance.   In conjunction with the second annual Little Italy Pasta Sauce cook-off, Giuliano Bugialli will teach a class at Tess' Kitchen store, to be determined at a later date.   Read more   Source:&...

A Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen will open in August in the Spotsylvania Towne Centre food court. The new restaurant will serve crispy Neapolitan, thick Sicilian and stuffed-style pizza, as well as homemade pasta, authentic Italian entrées, salads and specialty items.   Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen is one of five fast-casual restaurant bran...

I was chatting up some Oak Ridge friends the other day, and that's how I learned about the opening of the new Little Nicky's on South Peters Road.   I had not been aware of the original Solway location, which apparently has had quite a following. My friends raved about it, which was enough to send The Grub Spouse and me in the direction of t...

On recent bitter nights when most Park Avenue South restaurants were half-full, Shelly Fireman's new, Italian-fantasy Florian had hardly any of 175 seats to spare. Like Fireman's Trattoria Dell'Arte, Fiorello and Bond 45, Florian packs customers in and sends them out happy — a crowd that includes me.   Read more   Source: http:/...

Polls from recent food events in the US show that Americans have a passion for Italian food. Their curiosity about Italian products is constantly growing. After years of recession and crisis, their attention to quality food, traditional cuisine, and organic products is on the rise.   The watchword is "value," and Americans are quite concious...

  WTI Magazine #66    2015 August, 21Author : MIPAAF      Translation by:   The first evidence of olive growing in Abruzzo date from the period of Roman domination, when the protectionist measures adopted by Rome favoured an expansion of olive-growing and the olive oil industry. Virgil speaks of olive trees in the Marsica, near Lake Fucino, whil...

The annual XII NOVA CONFERENCE takes place on November 21st-22nd, 2015 in New York city, in collaboration with the Columbia Business School and the Nova association. The theme of this year's conference is The Great Beauty: how excellence wins globally, with a focus on Italian excellence in the Fashion, Luxury and Food & Beverage industries. &n...

by Al Mancini A truly exceptional dining experience begins well before you take your first bite of food, and remains with you well after you've left the building, in the telling and re-telling about the meal. And while Aria's new Italian spot Carbone fails to fully deliver on two of its most hyped features, it nonetheless wowed me as one of the mo...