A Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

Treat your mother to something special this year, bring her to Sentieri Italiani’s Wine Intensive! The weekend after Mother’s Day Sentieri is hosting Italian-trained wine sommelier Annie Shapero for an afternoon of Italian-wine education and tasting! After eight years in Italy, Annie now heads up DiVino, a wine tasting events … Continue reading

Victorious Vino: Italy Takes the Lead in Becoming the World’s Largest Wine Producer in 2015

Italy is known, of course, for its delicious cuisine, its rich history,and its beautiful art. But let’s not forget its magnificent wine. 2015 was a banner year for Italian wine as Italy surpassed France in becoming the world’s largest wine producer, according to European Union data How did it happen? In … Continue reading

Celebrating « La Pasquetta » in Italy.

“Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi.” (“Christmas with your family, Easter with whomever you like.”) So goes the saying that Italians like to invoke on Easter weekend and, specifically, on Easter Monday or Pasquetta (literally: “Little Easter”). A national holiday, nearly everything shuts down and Italians go fuori … Continue reading

A bit about the Italian actress, Paola Cortellesi

Italian film Scusate se esisto brings out controversial themes such as gender roles.  Architect Serena Bruna works at a restaurant in Rome.  After discovering a new architectural renovation project that she could work on, she happily threw in a bid.  However, in this male dominated field, taking on this project … Continue reading

Carnevale di Venezia!

Put on your masks because today begins the world-famous festival Carnevale! But just what is Carnevale, exactly? Like Mardi Gras, Carnevale is an annual festa that takes place during the two weeks before Lent and is one last chance for a sensory blowout before the Lenten fast begins. Not to be confused with … Continue reading

Italian Cultural Event: Briscola at Bella ‘Mbriana

Let’s Play Briscola! Saturday, February 27th, 4:00-7:00pm   Join Sentieri at Bella ‘Mbriana Caffè for a evening of Briscola, the traditional Italian card game. Learn the rules, try a practice hand and play a tournament to see who are the most skilled Briscola players in the group!  Appetizers will be served by … Continue reading

A Holiday Inspired Expression

Natale con i tuoi; Pasqua con chi vuoi. “Christmas with your parents and Easter with whomever you want.” We are about to enter the holiday season.  For some, that means getting ready to celebrate with our families, exchange gifts and cook delicious, extravagant meals that will keep us full until Spring. … Continue reading