Wednesday, June 4, 2014
LARRY LIPSON - WINE REPORT FROM FLORIDA
For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Costa Rica weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine. His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS – CELEBRITY CHEF & TV PERSONALITY OPENS NEW RESTAURANT AT THE CROMWELL IN LAS VEGAS
De Laurentiis’ self-titled restaurant, GIADA, will greet guests with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, al fresco dining and a signature antipasto bar, a first for Italian eateries on the Strip. Areas of the restaurant will feature automatic retractable windows – a first for the Las Vegas Strip – boasting prime views of the Bellagio fountains, Caesars Palace and Bally’s Grand Bazaar Shops. Giada is available for live interviews to discuss her debut restaurant - everything from the cuisine and the design to the breathtaking views and her new role in the Las Vegas culinary scene.
Globally renowned chef Giada De Laurentiis was born in Rome where the culture of food and family was an ever-present staple. Cultivating Italian cuisine in the kitchen of her grandfather’s restaurant and later commencing her culinary career at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, De Laurentiis was born to exemplify her heritage in the kitchen. Since her 2002 debut on the Food Network, De Laurentiis has become one of the most beloved and recognized international faces, starring in many TV shows, “Everyday Italian,” “Giada’s Weekend Getaways,” “Giada in Paradise: Capri, Santorini, Monaco and Thailand,” “Giada At Home,” “Food Network Star” and serving as a correspondent on NBC’s Today, where she highlights current trends in travel, cuisine and lifestyle. De Laurentiis is the author of seven cookbooks, all of which have charted on the New York Times best-seller list, along with the three recent releases: Giada De Laurentiis's Recipe for Adventure: Naples!, Paris!, and Hong Kong! the first three books in a new children’s chapter book series that transports readers to famous food cities around the world; and Giada's Feel Good Food, a collection of De Laurentiis’ secrets for staying fit supported by her healthy recipes.