Italian Team Scores in Your Kitchen

Cooking Italian at home is such a unique and satisfying experience, it even has its own Spotify playlist. Few pleasures in life rival the heavenly aromas of a kitchen stove sauteeing traditional Italian ingredients like garlic, onion, and tomato. And if you’re like me, you consider artisanal sauces and pastas a form of currency, and a cupboard full of such items a virtual treasure chest. … Continue reading Italian Team Scores in Your Kitchen

Support your local Malibu restaurants during the Covid lockdown

The world seems to be at a standstill. Our biggest joy was dining out and enjoying exciting food with friends. Now for all of us, that has been put on hold as we learn to eat alone daily in our homes or with our families. When you tire of cooking at home, treat yourself and your loved ones to NOT a night-out, but a night-in … Continue reading Support your local Malibu restaurants during the Covid lockdown

Elevate Your Italian at BG Lounge above Nerano in Beverly Hills

UPDATED: You can find Nerano and BG Lounge on Postmates and Grubhub! Now offering 15% off on take-out and delivery orders. For every $100 spent on take-out order,s you’ll earn points towards a gift card to spend on a future order. Cocktails to-go too! With room for only about 30 seats, BG Lounge above Nerano is found upstairs through a retro red illuminated alley walkway … Continue reading Elevate Your Italian at BG Lounge above Nerano in Beverly Hills

A taste of Italy in Temecula

Sometimes when I think of Temecula I think of cheesy wineries and annoying bachelorette parties, but the new Bottaia Winery has me reconsidering that notion with its new upscale refined wine country farmhouse experience, with stunning vineyard views backed up to a mountainous landscape. Adjacent to the Ponte Vineyard Inn Resort, relaxed Bottaia Winery grows and harvests only Italian varietals. Just a year old, intimate Bottaia … Continue reading A taste of Italy in Temecula

sixth + mill in DTLA dishes up southern Italian

To add to Downtown LA’s booming culinary scene,  Southern Italian inspired dishes are being served up at unpretentious sixth+mill pizzeria and bar – including Neapolitan-style pizzas, pastas, and seasonal plates. Next door, you can find their sister restaurant, The Factory Kitchen serving up southern Italian dishes at a bit of a higher price point. Tomato-based concepts and dishes inspired by the Southern region of Italy … Continue reading sixth + mill in DTLA dishes up southern Italian

Pasta Masters, endless pasta bites during L.A. Times Food Bowl

Endless pasta is an Italian girl’s dream. Add in the best local LA and internationally renowned chefs in town plus flowing specialty wines from Antinori, Peroni beer, and cocktails at Mr. C  Beverly Hills, and you have the best night out yet! The “Pasta Makers” series event for Los Angeles Times Food Bowl on Thursday, May 23 had pasta lovers mingling over unlimited plates of tortellini, … Continue reading Pasta Masters, endless pasta bites during L.A. Times Food Bowl

Eat Your Heart Out At Eataly

Since their humble beginnings in Torino, Eataly has always been all about bringing people together with high-quality food. In Los Angeles and across the US, they keep this alive by working closely with local and Italian producers who share our passion and dedication for food that is good, clean, and fair. After one year in Los Angeles, they have learned that the people of Los … Continue reading Eat Your Heart Out At Eataly

Southern Italian cuisine with a Michelin star chef at Luigi al Teatro

The restaurant Luigi al Teatro speaks to me. Perhaps it is because my ancestors came from southern Italy but before I even dine, the restaurant mesmerizes me with the design and intimate outdoor bar with hanging bulbs and seed pockets growing produce off the walls. Just 11 months old, Luigi al Teatro is tucked behind Main Street Santa Monica in what is almost Venice. The youngest … Continue reading Southern Italian cuisine with a Michelin star chef at Luigi al Teatro

No. 10 Scores Again, this time in Los Angeles

A dozen years ago, Italy took center stage as its national soccer team hoisted the FIFA World Cup Trophy, thanks in large part to the man they called “the little artist,” Juventus star Alessandro Del Piero, number 10. Today, his artistry is evident not on the pitch, but in the dining room of the Beverly Grove restaurant that bears his iconic jersey number. Situated in … Continue reading No. 10 Scores Again, this time in Los Angeles

Toscana in Brentwood, almost 30 years Italian strong

Years ago Bar Toscana in Brentwood was a place I met friends for cocktails in my single days. Thankfully this intimate cocktail bar (since 2010) that sits next to the Tuscan trattoria TOSCANA on San Vicente is still around –  for almost 30 years now! That is quite a feat in Los Angeles where peoples’ tastes change daily and many Angelenos tire of restaurants only … Continue reading Toscana in Brentwood, almost 30 years Italian strong