Open That Bottle: Gino Marghella

Open That Bottle: Gino Marghella

“Saturday we got married. Sunday, Italy won the World Cup, then Monday we opened up the Southside store. 2006 was a great year,” says Gino Marghella, General Manager of the Italian Centre Shops. In true romantic Italian style, his mom went to Italy on vacation, fell...
Off the Menu: Almond Shortbread

Off the Menu: Almond Shortbread

You know how chefs always tell you how easy something is to make, ”you just add this…” or “just whip us that”, which is fine if you’re a chef, and it’s second nature to you, but not so easy for us home enthusiast cooks. After running three pairing dinners in November...
Watermelon, Lime and Mint Granita

Watermelon, Lime and Mint Granita

Photography and recipe courtesy of Renee Kohlman Granita is an Italian frozen dessert not unlike sorbet , except that granita is made by hand and not a machine. The result is a coarser, flakier texture, almost like a fruity bowl of snow. The first bite of granita has...
Open That Bottle: Dario Berloni

Open That Bottle: Dario Berloni

“We have the best selection of large format bottles (at Teatro) as I call myself a bon vivant, which is about sharing and enjoying the finer things in life – but not by yourself,” says Dario Berloni, President of Teatro Group. “And if you have so many friends like I...
Open That Bottle: Jim Button

Open That Bottle: Jim Button

“It’s hard to always do it the right way. There’s a lot of short cuts that can come along, and to have a partnership group that says, “let’s not take that shortcut” has always been our saving grace,” says Jim Button, co-founder of Village Brewery. Born in Germany to a...

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