Italian Cuisine

  • Triade Negroamaro Primitivo Nero di Troia 2012

    … I’m rather glad I didn’t have to ask for this wine by name. It has a heck of a name. Triade is OK, I could cope with that, but it’s the triad of grape names that follow that I may not get to the end of safely if I was ordering a second glass. These are three popular Italian grapes. Primitivo is best known to our colonial cousins as Zinfandel…

    Golly's Wine Drops- 3 readers -
  • Friday Sips & Nibbles

    …I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting wine and food items that are upcoming. ********************************************************** 1) The 10th Annual CityFeast in Boston’s North End will be held on Sunday, January 25, at 6pm, The event is a fun-filled evening…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 2 readers -
  • squatt wine shop retrobottega, 75011

    … A chef friend whose opinions I value highly once raised a sceptical eyebrow when I praised La Retrobottega proprietor Pietro Russano's cooking. At the time Russano, a former sommelier at the late restaurant Rino, had just opened his low-key 11ème Italian cave-à-manger and, as is often still the case today, he was manically performing all roles…

    Aaron Ayscough/ not drinking poison in paris- 5 readers -
  • Thursday Sips & Nibbles

    …I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting wine and food items that are upcoming. ********************************************************** 1) On Sunday, July 27, at 6pm, Chef Paul Turano of Tryst Restaurant in Arlington is collaborating with New England’s very own root…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie -
  • Thursday Sips & Nibbles

    …I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting wine and food items that are upcoming. ********************************************************** 1) On July 23, at 6:30pm, Legal Harborside will team up with Michelle DeFeo, Executive Vice President of Laurent-Perrier…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie -