Poached pears are simple to make and will be a cute sexy surprise for your valentine. This recipe is child friendly, since there is no alcohol added, allowing you to share this luscious dessert with the little cupids in your life too.
Strawberries à la Meringue is a great recipe to make with your significant other. And it will add just the right amount of spice to your Valentine’s Day!
Winter’s Tour de Force! A snowy journey.
Many have asked me for names and links to the places I have visited, so this newsletter will include all the details and will hopefully find you on a springlike day.
Mamma Maria is a true Italian oasis in the heart of Lahti, Finland. From its decor to its friendly Italian waitstaff to the well-prepared and authentic Italian food, this restaurant delivers a very warm and welcoming Italian embrace in the midst of a Finnish winter.
Restaurant:Chef and Sommelier in Eira section of Helsinki, Finland is a true “Gem!” A small place with a big heart. Kudos to Chef Sassu Lakkonen, Sommelier Joan Borgar and rest of the staff!
Post written by: Chef Franco Lania
Arancini di Riso better known as Italian rice balls or Risotto balls are an Italian favorite. In and out of the United States. Many Italian feasts in America serve a version of rice ball. The largest feast and most well known is the feast of San Genaro in Little Italy, New York City…where these rice balls are a yearly staple.
To be a guest writer on -MARIANI’S VIRTUAL GOURMET NEWSLETTER /Volume VIII, was a honor and greatly appreciated by me. http://www.johnmariani.com/current-issue
Two thumbs up Boston!…Maybe we in NYC… will follow the role model of your now thriving and once very Italian North End!
We should have known that chef Franco Lania had left, there had been a major and a catastrophic change in the kitchen and the experience was horrible! What a difference when a talented chef is no longer there.”