Category: where to drink

Prosecco DOCG in the Heart of Texas at Paesanos

It’s literally a stone’s throw from the Alamo: Paesanos, a Texas culinary institution for 50 years and counting. When people think of Italian-American communities in the U.S., the first thing that comes to mind is the wave of immigration from Italy that came through Ellis Island in New York in the late 19th century and early 20th century. But what a lot of people … Read More Prosecco DOCG in the Heart of Texas at Paesanos

Where to drink Villa Sandi Prosecco DOCG: Osteria Mamma (Los Angeles)

Above: Osteria Mamma owner Filippo Cortivo. The menu at his popular Hollywood restaurant is a homage to his mother, whose cooking inspired him to go into the restaurant business. “When it comes to a lot of Proseccos,” said Los Angeles-based restaurateur Filippo Cortivo when the Villa Sandi USA blog spoke to him by phone yesterday, “you generally just drink one glass and move on. … Read More Where to drink Villa Sandi Prosecco DOCG: Osteria Mamma (Los Angeles)

Villa Sandi Cartizze Vigna la Rivetta at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago (Torali Italian Steak)

In a city like Chicago, renowned for its steak and myriad classic steakhouses, it’s not easy to stand out from the crowded field of red meat venues. But when you’re Italian, the whole equation changes. One of the places we’re looking forward to experiencing when Villa Sandi visits the Windy City for the Gambero Rosso tasting next week (Wednesday, February 27; click here for … Read More Villa Sandi Cartizze Vigna la Rivetta at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago (Torali Italian Steak)

Villa Sandi at Olive & June, one of Austin’s top Italian restaurants

Above: Housemade pastas at Olive & June, one of the top Italian restaurants in Austin where the food scene has been booming in recent years. Since its opening in 2012, not only has Olive & June stood out from the crowded field of new Italian restaurants in Austin, Texas, but it has also set a new benchmark for Italian wine in the state’s capital: … Read More Villa Sandi at Olive & June, one of Austin’s top Italian restaurants