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Italian 101: “Fare una Passeggiata”

If there’s one Italian tradition I love the most, it has to be the ritual evening “passeggiata”.  Fare un passeggiata literally means, to make a walk.  It simply wouldn’t be Italian enough to take a walk.  Oh no.  Italians own that walk.  They make it. Continue reading

Forget Diamonds. Bartenders are a Girl’s Best Friend.


Ah, the lovely Aperol.  I first tasted this hyper-electric orange liquer in Firenze, where they mix it with some combination of Prosecco and sparkling water.  The resulting concoction is called a “Spritz”.  There is some variation of this popular apperitif served in every city in Italy.  Recently I tasted an amped up version, (Vegas-Style) from one of the best bartenders I know: Coop at CarneVino.

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