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Pèpe International, Inc.
PO BOX 901
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

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Pèpe International, Inc.
Corner of Dolores St. & 7th St.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
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October 2011

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Christian Pepe

by Andrea Stuart

Seated in a high chair with marinara smudges settled into the creases of his youthful smile, a young Christian Pèpe was introduced to the family business, Pèpe International, when he was a sprout. As he grew, he could be found in the back of the family bakery dusted in flour, awaiting his turn at the counter. When that time finally came, the 11-year-old could barely peer over the counter as he assisted customers. Son of Rich Pèpe, proprietor of Pèpe International, Christian has cleaned

Review By Ulia Zettie Rich Pèpe gives Carmel more bustle, housemade breads and Italian flavor with new Vesuvio. On Fire: The incendiary theme at Vesuvio carries from the name to the rooftop firepits (above) to the fire-roasted artichokes and pizzas (inset) to the bar/ lounge’s flammable feature. Vesuvio, named after Italy’s Mount Vesuvius, erupted three months ago in the old Piatti Ristorante space at Junipero and Sixth in Carmel. As the volcano responsible for burying the town of Pompeii and a symbol of

Every year Concours Week on the Monterey Peninsula just gets bigger and better. And to celebrate, we’re offering this Prix Fixe menu Friday-Sunday at Vesuvio on the Concorso weekend.   Prix-fixe menu $45.00 ANTIPASTI chef pèpe’s assortment of appetizers served family-style arancini di riso prosciutto & melone garlic-tomato bruschetta PRIMI roasted red pepper soup white bean & vegetable soup charred beef filet mignon carpaccio parmesan polenta & braised lamb “tamale” spicy house-made spicy sausage, peppers “agrodolce” mozzarella alla “burrata”, heirloom tomatoes insalata insalata “riccardo” heirloom iceberg wedge, tomato, pancetta, blue cheese “amalfitano” romaine, prawns, avocado, gorgonzola & caesar insalata “di gorgonzola” mixed greens, gorgonzola, tomato, candied walnuts   SECONDI

  Hosted by Italian Winemaker Piero Antinori Menu created by visiting Antinori Chef Kim Wiss and Pèppoli Chef de Cuisine Angela Tamura Marchese Piero Antinori Please join us and savor the cuisine and wines of Antinori as chefs Angela Tamura of Pèppoli and Kim Wiss from Antinori's "Antica" Napa Valley estate, each prepare two original four-course prix-fixe dinners for you to choose from. Each dish will be paired with an Antinori wine (priced separately).  Piero Antinori will be in the dining room all evening to meet you and share his passion for all things “Italian.”  Our wine servers will be on hand to help you in selecting

Carmel will never be the same. The new Vesuvio restaurant is located on the corner of 6th & Junipero in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. Last year when Pèpe heard that Piatti was considering closing its restaurant and the building was for sale, he jumped at the chance to own this landmark building in Carmel. Pèpe chose the name "Vesuvio", because it is the symbol of power and strength of Southern Italy. It is the volcano (Mt. Vesuvius) which overlooks the bay of Naples and erupted in 79AD burying Pompeii. Naples (Napoli) was the ancient port for Rome during the Roman Empire, and this region was