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Introducing Vincenzo D’Antonio

VincenzoWe welcome Vincenzo D’Antonio to The Good Life as a contributing author.  D’Antonio will be contributing articles on his home country and educate you on Italian culinary traditions.  We met in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace where he accompanied the great Naples Pizza Master Enzo Coccia in a pizza demonstration and wine pairing.  He is pictured here in mid-thought as he is Coccia’s official translator.

About Vincenzo D’Antonio 

Food & Wine connoisseur and aficionado, Vincenzo gathered his expertise while working in the food and beverage sector in Italy. He is well-traveled throughout nearly every provincial capital and all of their unique little hamlets. He is welcomed as a guest and host of regional food and wine events where he shares his vast repository of wine and food info. He is an encyclopedia of all the acronyms – DOP, IGP, DOCG.

He now writes for ItaliaaTavola.net and he won a print journalist award from the region of Puglia (Salento Negroamaro). He has internal GPS in Italy and can easily sniff out the most charming places, wonderful wines and the most gorgeous views no matter the village, town or city.


Italian Wine Cheese and Charcuterie with Les Amis – Event Cancelled

Viva Italia
Help preserve Vancouver’s history by joining us for an Italian themed stand up cheese and wine tasting. Partial proceeds from the ticket sales will go to support The Vancouver Heritage Foundation.

Throughout the evening there will be tastings of cheese, charcuterie, olive oils, hors d’oeuvres, and Italian wines. There will also be a special charity raffle with proceeds going to the Vancouver Heritage Foundation. Raffle tickets are $10 ea, or 3 for $25.

The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is a registered charity that is dedicated to supporting the conservation of the city’s heritage buildings through education, public awareness and granting activities.

Foundation activities are open to everyone with a special emphasis on members of the public with an interest in the city’s history, building owners, related professionals and related organizations. Activities include workshops, lectures, tours, publications, and granting programs to paint, restore and maintain designated heritage properties.

Date: October 19, 2012
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: les amis du FROMAGE – 843 East Hastings Street

Cost: $45.00 per person.

Tickets only available for puchase online.

Prices do not include applicable taxes.

All ticket sales are final. Refunds or exchanges are not available.