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When Italian film star Sophia Loren arrived to America, she easily managed to impress two men: Frank Sinatra and Cary Grant.
The singular greatness of Italian vermouth is a function of the area’s access to high-quality wine and fresh, vibrant botanicals.
The world’s most ambitious free-trade area is colliding with a surge in economic nationalism.
Italian law enforcement is circling in on Italy's most wanted Mafioso fugitive, executing dozens of search warrants on known associates of Matteo Messina Denaro.
Italy wants Libya’s coastguard to take responsibility within three years for intercepting migrants across about a tenth of the Mediterranean even as Libyan crews struggle to patrol their own coast and are accused of making deadly mistakes at sea.
Overshadowed by powerhouse destinations like Rome and Florence, Modena flies under most travelers’ radars. But given that this northern city is the birthplace of many Italian icons — from balsamic vinegar to Ferrari cars to famed tenor Luciano Pavarotti — there’s no shortage of cultural and culinary riches to discover.
EasyJet has announced 20 new routes for 2018, opening up a number of intriguing options for UK travellers.
Italian Street Food Festival is the perfect combination of picturesque settings, traditional food and festive fun, as trusted Italian born Vincenzo Prosperi takes you on a culinary adventure like no other.
Naples' Christmas artisans are at it again, turning figures from current events into ceramic characters to decorate miniature Nativity scenes that take over Italian living rooms this time of year.
Italy's Senate gave final approval Thursday to a law allowing Italians to write living wills and refuse artificial nutrition and hydration, the latest step in the Roman Catholic nation's long-running and agonizing debate over euthanasia and end-of-life issues.
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The upcoming exhibit features works by two generations of San Francisco photographers: Alessandro Baccari Sr. (1888 – 1966) and his son Alessandro Baccari Jr. (1928 – ). The exhibit has been designed to explore the development of the creative process and how drama and excitement comes into focus through planned use of light. Each of the photographic images is dramatically unique and reflects the photographers’ insights into composition and design. For Baccari Sr. and his son, creativity is a survival skill and the cutting edge is within one’s mind. As photographers they made up their own laws of composition and in so doing brought originality to their work.
With many years as a Chef in Italy, our friend Simone Proietti Pesci has vast knowledge of Italian wines and also has developed preferences for his favorites. Come and meet Chef Simone, visiting us from the acclaimed Le Delizie Del Borgo restaurant in Umbria, and join in sippin’ his favorite Big, Bold Red Umbrian wine and how it compares to three of his favorite Big, Bold red wines from other Italian regions. He will share his techniques for choosing wines and pairing them with the correct food, which he has creatively done for this tasting. This is the unique insight and in person expertise that wine enthusiasts can only dream of experiencing, so don’t miss this opportunity and buy your tickets today!
• Tasting of 4 hand selected wines
• Pairings featuring homemade accompaniments prepared by Chef Simone
• Tasting notes so you can track your wine knowledge
• 10% discount on all wine and glassware purchases for the night
This tasting begins at 7:30pm unless otherwise listed and guests are encouraged to arrive a few minutes ahead of time to allow for check-in. All guests planning to consume alcohol must have valid government-issued identification. Menus are subject to slight change due to market availability. A vegetarian option for any food paired with the tastings may be substituted upon sufficient notice.
Ready to take your wine knowledge to the next level? Most winemakers will tell you that the best wines are made in the vineyard, not in the winery. Viticulture 101 will help you understand everything that can influence the wine in your glass. Hoyt Scharff, one of Eataly’s talented and passionate sommeliers, will lead this tasting of four Italian wines that truly express the place where they are grown.
In this class, guests will learn:
- how terroir influences the wine in the glass
- about the influence of climate and environment on wines and winemaking
- about Italy’s indigenous grape varietals
- how vineyard management techniques can also influence the wine
One of the things that make pasta so perfect is how simple it is. Quality ingredients for a refined pasta dough to be paired with a matching sauce is the formula to experience a pasta in its truest form. However, practice does make perfect in the art of pasta making, especially to enjoy in any variation from an egg stuffed pasta to a dried shape pasta. Accompany La Scuola Chef in this interactive hands-on workshop and observe him demonstrate fresh pasta dough and shaping techniques. In this class guests will:
- Learn about the history and origin of dried and egg pasta.
- Enjoy two pasta course prepared by La Scuola Chef paired with two wines.
- Participate in enhancing your pasta making technique to create a fresh egg and dried pasta in various shapes to take home.
- Take home the menu, adapted recipes, wine tasting notes and a gift box with pro pasta tools and a 10% off gift card to use in your next visit at Eataly.
As part of the 30th Edition of the AFI European Union Film Showcase, Italy presents the screening of Napoli '44 (Naples '44).
Working from a wealth of archival footage and carefully selected fiction films, Italian documentarian Francesco Patierno adapts British travel writer/novelist Norman Lewis' celebrated WWII memoir for the big screen. With incisive wit, wisdom and affection, Lewis chronicled his time as a British Army sergeant stationed in Naples from 1943 to 1944. As narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, Lewis bears hard-eyed witness to the population's difficult recovery after years of fascist rule, Nazi occupation and the devastation and degradation of war.
Director: Francesco Patierno
Italy, 2017, 80 min