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Easter Specials: April 14 – 19, 2014

Posted on April 14th, by nikki in Holiday, Menu Spotlight, Weekend Special, Written Articles. No Comments

Luisa Silvia would like to help you celebrate Easter and the wonderful gastronomic traditions by offering her guests some special seasonal options:

This week, until Good Friday and the end of the abstinence period, we will feature:

TORTA PASQUALINA – 12 layers … Read More »


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April 11-13 Weekend Special, Rigatoni risottati, pernici scozzesi, tartufo e spugnole

Posted on April 10th, by nikki in Weekend Special, Written Articles. No Comments

“Rigatoni with Scottish Partridge, Truffles, and Morels”

Inspiration

This week, Chef Luisa Silvia was intrigued by the gourmand eating habits of King Louis XIV. Every day at lunch, the court of Versailles would be admitted to watch the Sun King eat his … Read More »



April 4-6 Weekend Special, Lombata di bue alla reale

Posted on April 3rd, by nikki in Weekend Special, Written Articles. No Comments

“Royal Strip Loin”

Inspiration

The creative genius of Francesco Chapusot (renowned, nineteenth-century, Italian chef) never ceases to amaze Chef Luisa Silvia as she keeps exploring his classic tomes on cuisine. Silvia was enthralled by one of Chapusot’s recipes in particular this week: … Read More »



March 28-30 Weekend Special: Antico risotto alla Milanese

Posted on March 27th, by nikki in Weekend Special, Written Articles. No Comments

Antico risotto alla Milanese

Inspiration

Let’s start by going backward in time. It’s the fifteenth century and there’s yet another elaborate dinner in the House of Sforza. Mastro Martino da Como, the exalted family’s shrewd chef, has just prepared what he considers … Read More »



March 21-23 Weekend Special “Piccioni farciti alla Farnese sul loro risotto”

Posted on March 20th, by nikki in Weekend Special, Written Articles. No Comments

“Pigeon Risotto Farnese-Style”

Inspiration

This week, Chef Silvia was fascinated by a recipe that comes from the House of Farnese in the sixteenth century, which incorporates tender wild pigeon.

Many historical scholars concur that Parma (situated within the Emilia-Romagna region where Chef … Read More »



March 14-16 Weekend Special “Lo Sformato della Signora Adele”

Posted on March 13th, by nikki in Weekend Special, Written Articles. No Comments

“Mrs. Adele’s Flan”

Inspiration

This week, Chef Luisa Silvia has been reminiscing about her childhood: the intricate recipes she’d help her mother prepare for large family events, that earthy aroma of ragout and Barolo wafting through the long hallways of her classic … Read More »



March 7-9 Weekend Special “Taglioline Kamute e Ortica, Sugo di Carciofi e Pecorino con Sorpresa “

Posted on March 6th, by nikki in Weekend Special, Written Articles. No Comments

“Taglioline with Fresh Kamut & Nettle, Wild Artichoke & Sardo Sauce, and a Surprise”

Inspiration

This week, Chef Luisa Silvia has been experimenting. She’s been tinkering around with a grain grown only in Montana, which is used to prepare pasta, which is … Read More »



February 28- March 2 Weekend Special “Risotto in Crostata alla Bresciana, Prenici al Sugo, Morbidelle di Fagiano, Funghi e Tartufi”

Posted on February 27th, by nikki in Weekend Special, Written Articles. No Comments

“Brescia-Style Risotto, Partridges in Red Wine Sauce, Pheasant Quenelles, Wild Mushrooms, Perigord Truffles”

Inspiration

In one of his many elaborate books on cuisine, Attilio Peruzzotti (renowned Italian chef from the nineteenth century) describes a typical winter recipe—in a climate not dissimilar to … Read More »