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
Fresh fodder from a trio of culinary pillars. By Mark C. Anderson Thursday, March 31, 2011 I’ve watched Carmel icon Rich Pepe – he of Peppoli and Little Napoli fame – trade punches with a pro boxer a fraction of his age and earn the keys to Hoboken, N.J., from the mayor, but I’ve never seen him quite this excited. He was touring me through his newest project, Vesuvio Bistro Italiano in the former Piatti, last week. Maybe he was stoked because the place, as he said, “is beginning to look like a restaurant and not a
Rich Pèpe has just returned from what he described a "whirlwind trip" where the city of Hoboken honored him and his childhood friend at the local chapter of the Hudson County Boys and Girls Club. Mayor Dawn Zimmer awarded the "key to the city" to Emmy Award-winning actor Joe Pantoliano and restaurateur Rich Pèpe, who grew up in Hoboken together back in the 60’s. Pepe & Joey
Joey Pantoliano, (aka Joey Pants), is working on his new documentary called No Kidding Me Too. It is his intimate look at his mental disease and how he breaks down the walls of perception and ignorance. Joey's upcoming book that he is working on-also the point here is because he is dyslexic he is doing a special audio book on audible.com that he wants to shed light on and the element of learning to read through this mode of literature. He has also started a new pasta line with his business partner Rich Pepe called Pepe and Pants which they are
Ciao Amici (hello friends), Mr. Italy is here to explain the Italian tradition of the "aperitivo". Stopping off at the local wine bar for a glass of prosecco or Italian cocktail after work is the perfect way to end your day, or begin your evening by meeting up with friends to get the night started. I also want to introduce my cousin Kristine Jannuzzi as a contributing writer for ASK MR ITALY. Our Pèpe ancestors came "over on the boat" from Avellino and landed in Hoboken, New Jersey. As Italian-Americans, Kristine and I are proud of our heritage, travel to Italy often, and
Dear Mr. Italy, Here in America I see today’s chefs put salt and black pepper on EVERYTHING! But yet when I travel abroad, I rarely see black pepper used much at all, especially in Italy. And growing up Italian-American, I don’t remember my mom and grandmothers using it much either. What’s the story? Gina Raggazina, Brookline, Mass.