Piedmont (Italy)

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Dia de los Muertos at Malo

    El Gran Malo is hosting a big, bad Dia de los Muertos party on Saturday, November 3 -- all day long. In addition to a giant Dia de los Muertos shrine on the patio, the gastrocantina will have crafts to make your own veladoras (Mexican saint candles), papel picado and more. In the early evening, mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    What's the Deal With "Old" Wine?

    So, what's the deal with old wine anyway? Wednesday's post on What are "Tannins" in Wine? got me thinking about the widely divergent ways Europeans and Americans perceive and approach the consumption of "old wine." Tannins and "tannic structure," after all, are part of what gives wine its longevity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Craving Creminelli

    ​One of the items from Liz Thorpe's cheese-tasting class that I didn't mention earlier this week was the soppressata that some of you may have noticed sitting in the background. That soppressata was from Creminelli Fine Meats, an artisan meat producer based in Utah, where a third-generation I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Fall Wine Tasting at Simposio Ristorante

    ​In 2007, Vasco Luti, owner of Simposio Ristorante, opened the restaurant's new location in an unlikely shopping center at the corner of Westheimer and Dunvale. Historically, this native Tuscan focused on Northern Italian cuisine, but last night, Simposio debuted some new wines and Southern It ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 11, 2009

    Big Flavors, Little Tables

    Marco Wiles expands his Westheimer restaurant empire with another great Italian joint.

  • Dining

    August 7, 2008

    Crash Course at Ristorante Cavour

    Get a real Italian experience -- in both food and service