The Rich Agricultural Region of Basilicata

Basilicata (June 5-25)       Forming the instep of the Italian "boot," Basilicata is a territory predominantly consisting of mountain and hill landscapes. The Lucanian Dolomites, a mountain range in Basilicata, are a particularly nice area of the Appennines with densely wooded terrain containing a number of picturesque lakes. Basilicata is bordered by Campania, Calabria, Puglia and the Tyrrhenian Sea. Although the primary economic source for … [Read more...]

Liguria – Passion for Pesto, Pasta & Seafood

LIGURIA May 1st - 21st, 2017 The food of Liguria is the food of celebrating the return of loved ones. Since the return of seafaring Ligurians was anticipated for months or sometimes years, "Welcome Home" celebrations have become an important part of Ligurian tradition. The daily tasks of Ligurians haven't changed for generations. Each day, up and down the region's coast, an abundance of shellfish is harvested. Ligurians consume enormous … [Read more...]

Take Home This Spicy Redemption

If you— like us— enjoy a little spice in your life, you won’t want to miss April's redemption. Imported from Italy exclusively for Il Fornaio, this high-end mixture is a token of our thanks to guests who dine from the Festa Regionale menu. With hot peppers, eggplant, bell peppers and olive oil, it’s a great complement to everything from avocado toast to pastas and soups. We have suggested some delicious uses for our Vegetable Hot Spread … [Read more...]

The Culinary Wealth of Calabria

Calabria April 3rd-23rd Through the ages, Calabria has harbored myriad people and cultures from countries surrounding the Ionian sea, all of which have left an imprint on the region's history and traditions. For example, a number of Greek colonies formed along the Calabrian coastline, quickly gaining so much wealth and power that the area was named Magna Grecia. Join us April 3rd-23rd to experience the wealth and power of Calabria's … [Read more...]