06/10/2013 05:57 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Red Wine and Cheese: Working in Orvieto

A favorite research chore for me in Orvieto is checking my restaurants...and then trying to find even better ones. (Actually, I guess that's a favorite research chore almost anywhere I go. Hey, it's a job.) I appreciate what I call "personality-driven restaurants," where the owner is forever enthusiastic about sharing his love of good cooking. Here at Ristorante La Palomba, when Gianpiero learned my favorite dessert was good cheese with red wine, he made sure I understood what he was serving and that I left with a lifelong memory.