Dear Readers - My name is Gian Antonio Pepe. I am the youngest son in the Pepe Family, responsible for running the day-to-day of our restaurants and bakeries, with lots of help. Over the past few years you haven’t heard much from us on our blog, but I plan on writing to you more. I’m not sure exactly what I’ll be sending—restaurant updates, coupons, event invites—but I promise to make it worth your time. In our first attempt at this blog revamp, I’d like to tell you more about our new pizza oven! The story starts ten years ago. When my brother and I
As seen in the legendary cookbook by Mary Chamberlin INGREDIENTS (serves 6) In a large old fashioned pour-spout coffee pot, combine all ingredients and cook over low flame campfire for 2 hours. 5 cups water, chicken stock, or meat broth (or any combination of the above) Note: add some beer, port wine or a shot of whisky for added authenticity 1 shot of espresso, or a teaspoon of instant coffee 2 pounds stew meat and/or poultry (any combination of beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, rabbit or game can be used) Note: meats need to be cut into 1-inch cubes, and poultry or rabbit cut in quarter sections 2 tablespoons butter 2
And now you can see it at Little Napoli! Some say it is the subject that makes the picture. Others believe it is the story told by the photographer. Yet for young stringers in the '70s, whether it was a celebrity sighting, a prize fight or the president, they got paid $15 a photo and just hoped they got the shot. Mostly, these independent photographers, working on contract for the Associated Press, hoped to add up enough images by the end of the month to make rent. Back then, Randy Tunnell was young, skilled and willing
Published: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 7:50 AM Updated: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 8:33 AM HOBOKEN - Two native sons of the Mile Square City will be honored next month at the 13th Annual Hoboken Boys & Girls Club fundraiser. Childhood friends who grew up in Hoboken - Joe Pantoliano, an Emmy-award winning actor, and Rich Pepe, a chef and restaurateur on the West Coast - will be awarded Keys to the City by Mayor Dawn Zimmer for their respective families' contributions to the city for three generations. The duo, known as "Pepe
More from The-World-Is-Rich-Pepe's-Restaurant-and-We're-Just-Dining-In-It file: The man behind Little Napoli, Peppoli at Pebble Beach and much more has another gangbuster Italian concept already in place for the Piatti space at Sixth and Junipero: Vesuvio. The plan is to take the so-called "Mediterranean diet" to Mount Vesuvious-type heights. Think mouthwatering Italian olive oils, grains, beans, and fresh fish, with all the Southern Italy wines. "I'm so excited about the opportunity to showcase my Southern Italian family and also revitalize that part of Carmel with some new energy, " Pepe says. Vesuvio erupts in spring 2011. By Mark C. Anderson Reprinted from Monterey County Weekly, Nov 11-17,
Ciao Amici (hello friends), I'm honored to announce that on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 Joey and I have been invited to cook dinner in New Jersey for the Hoboken Boys & Girls Club for their annual fundraising party "An Evening with Two Guys from Hoboken”. While that's exciting on its own, we've just learned the Mayor of Hoboken will be presenting us with the Keys to the City! As you may know, our families emigrated from Italy through Ellis Island over a hundred years ago, settling in Hoboken, New Jersey. It was there that Joey and I
Have a best friend from high school you're still close with? Went into business with? Ended up in jail with? Maybe even married? All entries will receive an 8x10 autographed photo of Pepe & Pants! We want to hear your story. Leave a comment below with all the sordid details!
Congratulations ERIN ARNESE - WINNER! You are crowned "The Next Negroni" and win dinner for 4 at little Napoli in Carmel-by-the-Sea. October 29, 2010, Erin entered the following cocktail recipe. "Sevencello" 1 oz vodka 1 oz lemoncello 2 oz 7-up (or any lemon lime soda) 2 oz fresh lemonade Sliced lemons for garnish Fresh mint for garnish Add 7-up last. Stir all ingredients lightly to preserve the bubbles.
Ciao Amici (hello friends), A few years ago I was invited to become a partner with a group of close friends in one of Monterey County's premiere wineries, Ventana Vineyards. It's been great to be involved in this venture, and I'm proud to be hosting Ventana Vineyards at Little Napoli for the 14th Annual Great Wine Escape Weekend Winemakers' Dinner. Please plan to join us and savor the wines of Ventana Vineyards, and enjoy the Italian cuisine and ambiance at Little Napoli Bistro Italiano in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Mark your calendar for Saturday, November
"As a restaurateur in Carmel, California, it is my passion and dream to pass along and share the Pèpe family lifestyle and traditions through my restaurant, wine, travel, and hospitality ventures." These are the words spoken by Rich Pèpe, owner of Pèpe Winery, and Little Napoli Restaurant in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Pèpe winery began when Rich heard that his friend Piero Antinori was going to sell some of the grapes from his Atlas Peak vineyard estate. With the help of Napa Valley winemaker Glenn Salva, Pèpe crafted a wine that would elegantly live up to its Atlas Peak pedigree. Pèpe Winery's unique blend of
WINNER ANNOUNCED! Click here to see the winner. Winner receives dinner for 4 at Little Napoli (and the cocktail named after them at Vesuvio Restaurant in Carmel) We're looking to discover a new cocktail, and name it after the creator. Want to be the next Negroni? All you have to do is send us a new and original cocktail recipe, AND include a video of you making it. (or at least some cool photos). Submit it to us below in the comments section, via email, or on Facebook. Winner will receive a dinner for 4 at Little Napoli, and we'll feature the
(well, voted by Diana) I had one prerogative for my trip to the Carmel area. Not to spot Arnold Schwarzenegger perusing the scene at the Concours d’Elegance car show nor to snag a cute car aficionado’s phone number for my depleted collection, but to get and eat a brownie from Carmel Bakery. A colleague and I stumbled upon the Carmel landmark that has been open since 1906, two years ago when we looking for a place to grab lunch in town. After gorging on pancakes and eggs at a local cafe, we went back to the bakery to order some of their