You've probably seen the meme about wine and cooking: "I tried cooking with wine for the first time last night. After 5 glasses, I forgot why I was in the kitchen."
Even if this is you, have no fear.
General "cooking with wine" rules including things like "don't use cheap wine," or use a dry whit ... More >>
When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>
The construction is finally finished in the former home of Zen32, at 32nd Street and Camelback Road, in the Biltmore Neighborhood. And at 5 p.m., Sunday, November 4, Central Bistro, the modern restaurant featuring flavors from Italy, France, and Spain, opens its doors after nearly nine months of rem ... More >>
See also: Local Bistro Owner to Open Central Bistro in Phoenix
If you've driven by the northwest corner of Camelback Road and 32nd Street lately, chances are you've noticed a fair amount of construction going on at the former home of Zen 32.
The space in the Biltmore neighborhood, which sat vacant ... More >>
It looks like there are finally signs of life starting to happen at 3160 East Camelback Road -- and they promise to be tasty ones.
The property, on the northwest corner of Camelback Road and 32nd Street, was the former home of the upscale sushi restaurant Zen 32 for nearly fifteen years, until own ... More >>
Courtesy of Local BistroChef Andrea Volpi of Local Bistro learned to cook at an early age, watching his mother in the kitchen and helping her with fresh, simple recipes like this delicious Italian Bolognese sauce. Mangia!
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Chef Volpi is a big fan of salads.Yesterday, we spoke with Chef Andrea Volpi of Local Bistro about his gypsy ways and his life growing up in Italy. Today, the conversation continues...
First cooking job: I was a manager at a 14-top place in Chicago in '87. My job was to make ... More >>
Courtesy of Local Bistro
Milan-born chef Andrea Volpi fancies himself a gypsy. After learning to cook in his mother's kitchen, Volpi enrolled in a top Italian culinary school; then traveled through Italy and Spain for several years before crossing the ocean and set ... More >>
Andrea Volpi, the Milan-born chef who impressed the Valley with his Italian cuisine at La Locanda in the '90s, and later succeeded Claudio Urciuoli at Taggia, will be heading up the kitchen at Local Bistro, a new European eatery set to open in early November.
Restaurant owner German Osio, ... More >>