After more than a year closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rosalie Italian Soul will reopen Thursday, Sept. 16. Chef Chris Consentino, winner of season 4 of "Top Chef Masters," originally opened Rosalie inside downtown Houston's C. Baldwin Hotel in 2019. Jacob Coronado, the former chef de cuisine at Nobie's, is coming on as the new executive c...

When: Tue, October 19, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM CDT - Where: The Italian Cultural and Community Center, 1101 Milford Street, Houston, TX 77006 What is the meaning of “Aperitivo Italiano”? An aperitivo (or apéritif) is often described as being similar to the American happy hour, but in reality, it’s much more than that. An Aperitivo is joyous an...

One of the first restaurants to shutter at the start of the pandemic will finally resume service this week after 18 months away. Rosalie Italian Soul reopens its doors inside downtown's C. Baldwin Hotel this Wednesday, September 15. First opened in October 2019, Rosalie is the first Texas project for acclaimed chef Chris Cosentino, known for his re...

Fans of the storied and lavish fashion house Gucci: rejoice. The iconic brand has just unveiled a new lifestyle line for those who can’t get enough GG in their life. The new collection will be released on September 10 at the Houston Galleria location. Offerings include satin silk pajamas featuring different Gucci House prints; these come in a print...

Tue, October 12, 2021. 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM CDT. River Oaks Country Club - 1600 River Oaks Boulevard - Houston, TX 77019. Buy tickets here. Join us for the second annual Italian Cultural & Community Center Fashion Show and Luncheon. This year’s theme, “La Dolce Vita”, will celebrate Italian culture, creativity, and couture.  On October 12th, 2021, we...

The Italian Cultural & Community Center is pleased to launch a new scholarship program for Houston area college students participating in study abroad programs in Italy. Study abroad programs should be greater than four weeks and up to a full semester. Completed applications must be submitted by November 15, 2021. To know more or download the appli...

It was all things Italian when a stylish clutch gathered to salute the Italian Cultural & Community Center ‘s second annual fashion show and luncheon, which will be held October 12 at River Oaks Country Club, honoring designer Victor Costa.  For this occasion, luncheon chairs Cheryl Arolfo Byington and Patti Imbrogno Murphy proudly displayed their...

Houston's luxurious Hotel Granduca has switched things up at its fine dining restaurant. After 10 years of operating Ristorante Cavour, the hotel will soon welcome a new concept called Alba Ristorante. Slated to open next month, Granduca owner Giorgio Borlenghi named Alba Ristorante for both a city in northern Italy that's renown for its white truf...

Stevie Kim, Managing Director of Vinitaly International and the founder of Vinitaly International Academy, together with VIA faculty member Henry Davar, hosted media and trade for an exclusive happy hour tasting benchmark Italian wines and discovering the structure and impact of the VIA programme. During the event, Stevie Kim announced a new schola...

TONY MANDOLA’S, the restaurant owned and operated by Tony and Phyllis Mandola, announced last month that they would be closing the doors of its flagship location on 1212 Waugh. The restaurant, which has been serving Houstonians since 1982 with a diverse array of seafood dishes featuring Italian and Creole cuisine, announced its closing on July 26....