With a menu that reads like a list of exhibits at an art gallery and dishes that looks like they belong there, it's little wonder then that his restaurant, Osteria Francescana, was recently ranked as the second best in the world.
Clearly, there is huge demand in the the U.S. market for Italian wine, but at the same time, there is great competition. Debra and Dino Santonastaso, two enthusiastic Italians, have recently begun selecting and exporting wines to the U.S.
A friend who shares my love of automobiles said I had to meet Giacomo Mattioli, owner of Ferrari Maserati Beverly Hills and Ferrari Maserati Silicon Valley. He asked if I would like a ride in the new Ferrari FF? Would I, yes!
What do you get when you have Pierre Hermé, Massimo Bottura, Andoni Luis Aduriz, Grant Achatz, Jeffrey Steingarten, Elizabeth Falkner and Johnny Iuzzini all under the same roof? The StarChefs International Chefs Congress.
The rich gold threads, the draw of silk's soft touch, and the history that brought remarkable Caucasian and Ottoman embroideries to an eastern Mediterranean hill are a must-see for visitors to Lebanon.