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Not in time for Wilton’s annual spring restaurant week, Zio Italian Kitchen Pizzeria & Bar is preparing to open at 1 Danbury Road in space that was previously a John’s Best Pizza restaurant and lounge that closed in February. The new restaurant takes its name for the Italian word for “uncle” in reference to Frank Sandolo, who has ran the John’s Best restaurant for 47 years, with niece and nephew Joann and Robert now taking the lead on Zio Italian Kitchen.
The John’s Best name dates back to 1962, with the Sandolo family originally the island of Ponza off Naples, Italy. John’s Best restaurants remain today under various owners on Westport Avenue and Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk, the latter under a prolonged renovation; as well as on Ethan Allen Highway in Ridgefield and Federal Road in Brookfield.
"Giudizio Universale. Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel", the long running show produced by Artainment Worldwide Shows, has debuted on March 15th at the Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome.
The Sistine Chapel is the absolute protagonist. One of the most incredible places in world art history is at the centre of a show born from the contamination of many different artistic forms: the physical action of the theatrical performance meets the intangible magic of special effects, the advanced technology is at the service of a story made by words and images never seen before. The 270° immersive projections take the viewer to the very centre of the event.
The President and Board of Directors of The Leonardo da Vinci Society cordially invite you to: Gala Di Primavera Dinner, Entertainement, and Auction. Saturday April 7, 2018. 6pm Cocktails and Silent Auction; 7pm Dinner. The Century Club of San Francisco - 1355 Franklin St, San Francisco.
The proceedings will benefit the Leonardo da Vinci cultural programs and especially the upcoming celebrations of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death (1452 Anchiano, Italy 1519 Amboise, France). Gala Committee: Amelia Antonucci, Valentina Consolo, Vincent Fausone, Paola Tonelli, Isabella Weiss Di Valbranca, Sabrina Longega Wilson.
The restaurant situation on Seventh Street has been in flux lately. The most recent change to the cluster of eateries is a new Italian restaurant serving mostly old-school dishes. Pubblico Italian Eatery bakes pizza and crafts pasta in-house. The menu, too, will feature new-age dishes like cauliflower steak over polenta, and includes many gluten-free items.
The kitchen is led by chef Danny Garcia, who has more than 25 years of experience making pasta. Each pasta is made at Pubblico and the dishes include clam linguine, seafood fettuccine, and lobster ravioli. The ravioli comes with shrimp and scallops in a brandy cream sauce.
Met Opera ENCORE: “Rossini’s Semiramide,” a high definition re-broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera, will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance — its first in nearly 25 years — with Maurizio Benini on the podium.
The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast. Estimated run time is four hours, including one 30-minute intermission. Sung in Italian with Met titles in English.
Sinatra's, the classic Italian-American restaurant on Kenmore Avenue, will move to its new building across the street following a charity auction on March 19. The new Sinatra's at 945 Kenmore Ave., Tonawanda, can hold twice as many people for dinner, said manager David Ortolano. New features will include gluten-free pasta, a broader selection of Italian wine, and a patio.
What won't change is the menu prices, Ortolano said. The last night for dinner is March 18, wrapping up 37 years of red-sauce excellence at 10 p.m. At 6 p.m. March 19, the restaurant's furnishings and decorations, down to the plates, will be auctioned off for charity, Ortolano said.
Giancarlo Palazzone grabbed a pastry bag Sunday and squeezed out little dabs of white cream onto a tray of deep-fried zeppole with cannoli-style filling. His fingers flew over the tray as he plunked a small black cherry atop each zeppole and then powdered them all with confectioners' sugar. These delicious pastries are variously baked or fried and filled with whipped cream, cannoli filling or custard.
Palazzone started making the treats at 3 a.m., and he repeated the process all day long. This is how Palazzone, and many other Italian-American bakers throughout North Jersey, spent their weekend. He was getting ready for the Feast of St. Joseph, which is Monday, and zeppole are an integral part of the celebration.
When: From Tuesday, April 10, 2018 to Friday, June 01, 2018 From 6:00 pm To 7:30 pm - Where: Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC 20008 - Organized by : IIC Washington, Embassy of Italy - Entrance : Free - Reservation May Be Required
The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute are pleased to present the exhibition opening of Mirror, Mirror On The Wall by Patrizio Travagli.
Patrizio Travagli invites us to turn our attention to the disturbing singularity of the mirror. How many times have mirrors deceived us? How many times, even if for a few moments, have we believed that the reflected image was a window or a door, an entrance not to Wonderland, as it was for Lewis Carroll's Alice, but to our own common, everyday world?
Whether you are looking for classic red-sauce Italian, a sleek environment for cocktails or a brunch destination with mimosas and fried chicken and waffles, Manchester’s Trattoria Toscana offers it all. In June, Michael Beers and his aunt and uncle, Joseph and Laurie Citino, opened their restaurant in the Hartford Road space most recently occupied by Corey Wry’s CW’s Chops and Catch. Wry, who also owns Pastrami on Wry and Corey’s Catsup & Mustard in town, sold the restaurant ...in late 2016.
Food has “always been at the forefront of our family,” Beers says. The family’s culinary experience has roots on Hartford’s Franklin Avenue, as Beers’ grandfather owned a restaurant in the city’s “Little Italy” section (that’s now Francesco’s Ristorante.) Beers worked there from age 14 through college, earning a marketing degree from Central Connecticut State University.
From April 24th thru 29th, acclaimed fashion designer Salvator Argenio will be presenting his outstanding collection of Neapolitan haute couture at Hotel AKA (123 W 44th St.) in Times Square, NYC. To make an appointment contact the maestro at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Argenio Napoli on Facebook.
The Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Feast Committee will kick off its landmark 125th annual feast by honoring all the candlehouses and religious groups on April 21 at Elmcrest Banquets in Elmwood Park. Caliendo’s Banda Napoletana will receive the Fr. Benjamin Franch Biretta Award at the event.
Cocktails will be served at 6:30 p.m., awards will be presented at 7:30 and dinner will be served at 8. Dinner music will be provided by Frank Fratto. For details or to make reservations, call the rectory at 708-344-4140. The 125th annual Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel will culminate on July 15 with a 9 a.m. Solemn Mass in Italian in the church, a morning procession to a noon field Mass and a second procession following the Mass.
Another Tryon business is expanding into a new space. A Taste of Olives & Grapes is moving to 10 N. Trade St., where The Tryon Bottle was located. Store manager Jessica Phillips said they plan to use the extra space for events and to offer pottery made by local and international potters.
“The store really has an international flavor,” Phillips said. Along with Italian olive oils, Phillips and storeowners Kimberly and Ron Tarach stock Italian pastas and crackers, sea salt from Croatia and balsamic vinegars. Ron travels to Saudi Arabia for spices, and Phillips brings in local goat milk cheeses and garlic cloves. They also offer honey pots, chutneys and spreads to compliment the crackers and cheeses.
Here is a quick quiz for the opera aficionado. The biggest opera house in Italy is in Milan, Venice or Palermo? Palermo?Yes, Milan’s La Scala may have more seats, and La Fenice in la Venezia is more venerable by a century, but Palermo’s Teatro Massimo is easily the biggest in Italy, a sprawling, 83,000-square-foot, neo-romantic edifice that dominates the Sicilian capital’s antique skyline. In Europe, only L’Opéra in Paris and the State Opera in Vienna are bigger.
The Teatro M...assimo is not nearly as well-known internationally as those other theaters, but it is an opera house with a back story that few artistic venues can match. That in turn has contributed to bold experimentation in bringing high culture to a troubled community. Superintendent Francesco Giambrone, a medical doctor by training who administers the Teatro, invites visitors to its terra-cotta and copper-clad rooftop, some 250 feet above street level (and reached by ladder from the eight-story-high backstage), for both the view and the parable it represents.
Calabro Cheese once - back in the 1980s - had a small retail cheese store as part of its overall operation. Well, the family has decided to bring the store back and it will be celebrating with a grand opening on March 19th. Calabro Cheese Corporation has been producing premium cheese since 1953. When the East Haven manufacturing plant opened in 1980, founder Joseph Calabro had a small cheese store.
The cheese store has been closed for many years but the Calabro family has dec...ided to restore Joe Calabro's vision. "We still have a very loyal group of residents that have maintained a connection to the plant," nephew and now President Frank Angeloni said. "We want to contribute to the shopping experience here in East Haven again, by giving our community the opportunity to choose from a larger variety of freshly made artisan cheeses, directly on site again."
Theresa DeSalvio's modern version of Pinocchio is no children's tale. There is no cute marionette turned real boy, no singing cricket named Jiminy, no mischievous kitten underfoot called Figaro. Her version is no Disneyfied story. It is closer to the original cautionary tale of bad choices by Italian writer Carlo Collodi.
"Collodi's Pinocchio is a very dark story," said DeSalvio, a Glen Ridge painter and visual artist who describes her work as allegorical. In Collodi's version, Pinocchio kills the talking cricket with a hammer. The cat isn't a loyal tagalong companion but a murderous traitor, who in the first ending, puts a noose around the puppet's neck and hangs him until dead.
Some 70 classic cars that could have qualified for the Mille Miglia, Italy's most-famous open road race, will make their way to Carson City during the 28th annual California Mille. The cars will motor to San Francisco's Nob Hill on April 15 for a free car show and preview of the California Mille. Alfa Romeos, Porches and Mercedes-Benzes will take their places next to Jaguars, Ferraris, Bentleys and other classics on Mason Street, closed to traffic between Sacramento and Calif...ornia streets.
The public is invited to see the cars and meet the drivers from 16 states and Colombia from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, California Mille co-directors David and Howard Swig will greet fans and recall the history of the Mille Miglia (a 1,000-mile race) that ran from 1927 to 1957. On April 16, at 8:30 a.m. the Italian flag will be waved outside the departure arch at Mason and California streets, officially starting the four-day, 1,000-mile tour.