Springtime @italianbynight

Springtime @italianbynight

Spring, or as we say at Italian by Night, Primavera has sprung! New antipasti… New pastas with lighter sauces… And shell-fish… Plump, succulent seafood in garlicky tomato and wine reductions. I confessed to my daughter Kate on opening night that I was … Continue reading

where there’s a love – there’s a way

where there’s a love – there’s a way

When I originally wrote the menus for what has become ‘Italian by Night’, it was with the assumption that whomever would use my recipes would be doing so in a kitchen specifically designed to turn out mountains of perfectly ‘al dente’ pastas. So ‘whomever‘ is me, along with Chef Andrew … Continue reading

our shared passion…

our shared passion…

When I developed the menus for Italian by Night, I started with the antipasti. The beginning of the meal reveals the essense of the kitchen. I wanted our guests to taste  our concept in their first bite. During my initial discussions with Liz, … Continue reading

an astronaut who likes lobster

an astronaut who likes lobster

I’m just days away from the opening of Italian by Night and my brain is on overdrive – my body too, if the carbuncle (aka cold sore) I’ve been nursing for the past week is any indication. I’ve always had a head down, … Continue reading

Me cool? – I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Me cool? – I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Being called ‘cool’ by people half your age is awesome! Yesterday morning as I was perusing my Twitterfeed I read the tweet “barbbarbbarb I’m excited to be included in this list of local blogs: @bitebymichelle @judithmackin @chelsdonaldson @station_nation @barbbarbbarb #Saltys“. I almost spewed … Continue reading