November 16, 2015 - Monday 12:00 PM - Williams-Sonoma - 340 Post Street - San Francisco, California 94108. Join us at Williams-Sonoma Union Square on Monday, November 16th to celebrate the launch of Giada De Laurentiis's newest cookbook, Happy Cooking. GIADA DE LAURENTIIS is the Emmy Award-winning star of Food Network's Eve...

By Leeann Doerflein   Chef Yusmin Puche Gottardo is bringing her authentic Italian cooking that has grown popular at farmers markets in Crawfordsville and Lafayette to a storefront at 127 E. Main Street. Gottardo and her husband, Valentino, are bringing Crawfordsville a taste of the old country their new restaurant, Valentino Italian Cuisine...

by Emily R. West The timer started chirping on Matthew Antonovich's phone in his back pocket. Looking up from pounding out his pasta dough, he strides toward the oven, the smells providing only a sampling of what's to come. "I do all of this myself," he said, reaching toward the handle. He then resets the timer on the bread.   "This is...

by Donata Marrazzo   At around 9 pm, in the frescoed rooms of Palazzo Lante, in the via Monterone, near Piazza Navona, in Rome, the Missionary Workers of the Immaculate start chanting the Ave Maria. It is the prayer sung by the workers that run the Eau Vive, a restaurant that specializes in French, international, and fusion cuisine: the...

by Sarah Kaplan   More than a dozen Italian restaurants and pizzerias are opening in D.C. this spring. Here's one more to add to the list: Arcuri, which opens tomorrow in Glover Park.   The Italian-American eatery is co-owned by four friends who have worked their way through the D.C. restaurant scene: Bryce Gerlach, Joe Chapman, Adam...

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...