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  • Gruppo Italiano (GI) and Il Gattopardo Group recently put on a rare Italian pastry baking demonstration by famed Pastry Chef, Pietro Macellaro. The i-Italy team got the opportunity to talk to the master chocolatier as well as the owner of Italian fine dining restaurants, Gianfranco Sorrentino, in an exclusive interview.
  • Eating spaghetti like in Italy? This is the promise of Gruppo Italiano. A true all-round Italian experience. Photo: Sora Rosa - Villa Tor Carbone (Lazio) © www.foodmetender.com
    At New York's Italian restaurant Il Gattopardo, owner and restaurateur Gianfranco Sorrentino hosted a Members & Press Cocktail Reception for the non-profit organization Gruppo Italiano (GI), which promotes authentic Italian cuisine in the US. The night featured many guest speakers and the presentation of the GI Scholarship Program. Part of GI's mission, in fact, is to assist Italian students and professionals to come and work in the US, where they will learn how to tell their country’s culture through dining experiences. i-Italy by the way, is glad to announce its media partnership with GI, whose mission it shares in full.
  • There is nothing wrong, of course, in following the Fathers’ prescriptions in favor of a republican (as opposed to democratic) form of government. But in this case the electors should not be constrained by their pledge when they meet. They should behave as free agents, independent thinkers, and deliberative representatives, not as mere delegates of their parties or even of their voters.Interestingly, in these very days a petition that has collected 5 million signatures is being circulated to this effect on the Internet.
  • Dining in & out: Articles & Reviews
    Claire Moccia(December 17, 2015)
    The Hotel des Artistes, now a luxurious apartment complex, has long been among New York City’s most illustrious buildings. Its major attraction, however, is the restaurant it hosts, which has passed through the hands of many owners since it first opened in the 1920s.
  • A fascinating photographic exhibit on view at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò until June 19th. Ralph Toporoff speaks to the audience on the opening night and shares his amazing life changing experience. “The Leap of the Leopard: 1963-2013” is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Luchino Visconti's masterpiece film Il Gattopardo. On view for this special occasion are his photographs on the set of the film fifty years ago. Also on display are two original film posters, made available by Posteritati.
  • Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò in New York celebrates this anniversary with an exhibition of beautiful and unseen photographs from the set of the film shot by Ralph Toporoff. On view June 2 - June 19, 2013. Mon-Fri 10-5 An interview with Ralph Toporoff, on the occasion of the exhibition.

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