The Sophisticated Cuisine of Piemonte

Piemonte, a region in northwest Italy, is celebrate for its fine wines and cuisine. This region is the home of many Michelin-starred restaurants that take full advantage of local produce and use traditional cooking techniques. The interest in local cuisine is especially prevalent in the fall, as white truffle harvest season arrives. Piemonte is known as a hub for white truffles. Worth their weight in gold, truffles are used extensively in … [Read more...]

Corte Madera Film Festival Menu!

Il Fornaio Corte Madera presents a Special Film Festival Menu! Bring your ticket or stub for a same-day showing of a Mill Valley Film Festival or Italian Film Festival movie and dine from our honorary Film Festival Menu! Mill Valley Film Festival (October 5th-15th) Italian Film Festival (September 23rd-November 4th) RESERVATIONS: 415.927.4400 … [Read more...]

Cook Porcini Risotto Like an Italian Chef!

  Il Fornaio Passaporto holders who dine from our Festa Regionale Friuli-Venezia Giulia menu October 2-22 will receive a bag of Porcini Mushroom Risotto Mix. Il Fornaio's Executive Chef Maurizio Mazzon has provided his recommended preparation below:   … [Read more...]

The Flavors of Friuli-Venezia Giulia

           Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a northeastern region of Italy, bordering Austria to the north, Slovenia to the east, the Adriatic sea to the south and the Veneto region to the west.           The landscape of the region varies dramatically; in the northern areas it is rocky and rough and the cuisine includes a lot of game and grilled meats, as one heads south toward the Adriatic Sea, the land is more flat and dry, therefore seafood plays a … [Read more...]