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Emily Phillips Named Executive Chef of Vivere

Italian Village Restaurants—Chicago’s original Italian destination —announced the appointment of Chef Emily Phillips as executive chef of its contemporary Italian concept, Vivere.With a versatile culinary background and contagious passion for the restaurant industry, Phillips joined the Italian Village family as Sous Chef in Summer 2018 before recently being named Executive Chef.

Boston’s Introduces Winter Pasta and Wine Pairings

Just in time for winter, Boston’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar is gearing up to warm our bellies and raise our spirits with delicious pasta dishes and wine pairings. The casual dining concept, which combines a family-friendly restaurant and sports bar under one roof, rolled out their latest cozy creations on October 22.

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse Heads to Irvine

Chef/Restaurateur Steve DiFillippo has brought popular East Coast-based concept Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse to Irvine, California. The restaurant will open Wednesday, October 3 at Irvine Towers for dinner service and will be the newest addition to the Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse family of restaurants with existing locations in Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, and New York City, among others.

Babbo Italian Eatery Plans 9th Metro Phoenix Location

Locally based Babbo Italian Eatery is growing. The family-owned restaurant concept plans to open its ninth Metro Phoenix location in Goodyear, Arizona. in early 2019.“We opened our first Babbo Italian Eatery in the West Valley more than 15 years ago,” says owner Ken Pollack.

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse Honored by Wine Spectator

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse Eau Claire has just been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2018 Restaurant Awards. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers.

Farm to Italian Table

The Italian cultural heritage of local food sourcing—olives from your neighbor’s vines, cheese from cows or goats in your uncle’s pastures—is common among the country’s most decorated chefs and their dishes.

How to Pair Wines with Italian Food

Americans might have grown up on red-sauce joints, but the broad flavors of Chicken Parmesan and spaghetti with meat sauce don’t convey all of the flavor nuances that Italy has offer—on the plate or in the glass.

The Real Deal

It’s become a popular trend for U.S. chefs to source ingredients from specific regions and farms, and many chefs and owners even meet the farmers who raise produce and animals before buying goods from them.

Inspiration Italy

Perhaps no cooking style speaks to tradition as much as Italian cuisine. And perhaps no culture on earth holds food as closely as the people of Italy. From pesto ground from basil leaves in the north to the sweet cannelloni found down south in Sicily, Italian foods are much adored for their regional flair and their down-home characteristics.