Mike Langner, manager of business interests for Fabio Viviani and Jacopo Falleni, announced this week that Barsac Brasserie, a fixture in south San Fernando Valley for the past 21 years, will be under new ownership and new management. With the collaboration of three restaurant and bar experts: Chef Fabio Viviani, Top Chef Season 5 breakout star and Fan Favorite, Jacopo Falleni, award-winning mixologist, and Lisa Long, long-standing owner/manager of Barsac for 21 years. Grand Opening for Firenze Osteria is Saturday October 24th with complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM. The public is invited to attend. - PR NewswireWe are curious as to whether or not Stefan will be there and if you will be serving lots of scallops!
Fabio Vivani, the Fan Favorite for Bravo TV's "Top Chef" will host this year's Gilroy Garlic Festival Garlic Showdown July 26, officials said. - Gilroy DispatchIf you have not been to the Garlic Festival up in Gilroy (garlic capital of the world) you are missing a pungent treat. There were two volumes of The Festival's recipes...The Garlic Lovers Cookbook, Volumes 1 and 2 and I see that they have been updated.
While we’re still mourning Carla’s loss to Hosea in the season finale of Top Chef: New York, we have delightful news that was confirmed to us by the man himself yesterday.
Fabio is getting his own show.
That’s right, Season Five’s breakout star, the Italian Stallion, Fabio Viviani, is coming to a TV screen near you.
Do you hear that?
It’s the faint sound of mouths watering and panties dropping.
Local chef Fabio Viviani will host a cooking class, serve a three course gourmet Italian dinner with wines and discuss wine and food pairings from 6 to 9 p.m. Tues., Feb. 10 at Cafe Firenze Italian Restaurant & Martini Lounge, 563 W. Los Angeles Ave., Moorpark. (more info - pdf)
Viviani, a contestant on Bravo's "Top Chef Competition," is a co-owner of the restaurant.
Participants of the class will receive a recipe booklet of the foods and wines served during the evening.
Artiste Impressionist Winery & Tasting Studio and Sunstone Winery will provide the wine for the event.
The cost is $100 per participant. The event is a fundraiser for St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Camarillo. - SimiValley Acorn