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...]

A Region of Countless Delicacies

EMILIA-ROMAGNA March 6th - 26th Emilia-Romagna is arguably among the world's finest culinary regions, with a north-to-south agricultural plain containing some of the richest soil in Italy. Join us for dinner March 6 - 26 and enjoy a menu that highlights the authentic food of Emilia-Romagna! Taste dishes such as Trenette alla Riminese (spinach and egg pasta strands tossed with shrimp, scallops, crab, tomatoes, shallots and wild … [Read more...]