Valentine’s Day, February 14th, we are now in our sixth year!  How can I say thank you other than to say thank you.  Our house is full, and we are all happy.  This past weekend we celebrated Sicilian antipasti and dolce with Fabrizia Lanza of Anna Tasca Lanza next up is an evening with Dario Pennino of Mastroberardino Wines.  Looking ahead are events at the French Market, Bacon Fest and my yearly trip to the Las Vegas Pizza Expo.

In April I go to Caiazzo in Campania to be with Francesco Pepe of Antica Osteria Pizzeria Pepe. This will be a very special time in my journey as a pizzaiuolo. I have written of Francesco on a few occasions and of his recent special evening highlighting the harmony of pizza and wine. In this vein I asked my good friend and colleague, Seth Allen, of Winebow to write more on the subject and have already shared his wisdom with many in the restaurant community — both in America and Italy. We have posted his words on our website. I cannot express enough the appreciation I have for Seth, and his fellow wine mates, Peter Steinhouse and Maria Megna. I always learn so much from them!

To all who have enjoyed our pizza, spirit and love, there is more to come. To my wife and daughter, I cannot thank you enough.