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Ciao Bello is ITALIANISSIMO!

No one can evoke the authentic flavors of Italian cooking like Tony Vallone.

As he likes to put it, the new Ciao Bello menu is “Italianissimo!”

Come see what’s new at Ciao Bello, including our Italian-inspired brunch menu.

Click here for menus.

Please call 713-960-0333 to reserve.

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Just a few seats left for our July 28 dinner with Tony!

Just a few spots left. Please call at your earliest convenience to ensure availability.

PLEASE CALL 713-960-0333 TO RESERVE.

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A NIGHT IN THE MARCHE
with Tony Vallone

Thursday, July 28
7:00 p.m.
$95 per person
not including tax & gratuity

TO RESERVE PLEASE CALL 713-960-0333

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Paper City features Scott Sulma and shares his insights into the world of fine wine

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“I clearly recall the first time I saw Scott Sulma in action,” writes Paper City lifestyle and food editor James Brock.

“It was at Tony’s, and he was talking to guests seated at a table near mine. Earlier in the evening the guests, a young man and woman who seemed a little uncertain about the menu and wine list, oozed discomfort. Sulma, I am now certain, had noticed their anxiousness as well, and was on a mission, smile on his face, voice calm and authoritative. He explained a few of the menu items, and talked about some wine selections. The young couple’s demeanor changed rapidly, to one of ease and anticipation. Another culinary crisis averted, two more guests won over and satisfied. That’s the Sulma formula.”

Click here to read Brock’s profile of Scott.

“Beyond the Gin and Tonic”: Ciao Bello brunch cocktails featured in Buzz magazine

In case you missed it, Ciao Bello’s brunch cocktails were featured this month in Buzz magazine by one of our city’s leading food writers, Dai Huynh.

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“Ciao Bello,” she writes, “is a principal player in incorporating Italian bitters and liqueurs to lend complexity to drinks. A play on a classic, its Antica Manhattan is chilled liquid jazz made with Carpano Antica, the Italian king of sweet vermouths with notes of caramel and vanilla and hints of bitterness. Another popular toast at Ciao Bello brunch is amaro, a bittersweet digestif topped with ice-cold soda and an orange twist.”

“‘The Italians have been doing this for centuries,’ said general manager and partner Scott Sulma, “and now amaro is starting to be popular with mixologists and sommeliers.” Aromatically complex, amaro is made by aging and infusing sweetened grape brandy with fragrant herbs, flowers, citrus peel, spices and aromatic bark.”

“Another refreshing cocktail is the Sicilian 75, instead of French 75. Here, Sulma married gin, prosecco and Solerno, a liqueur made with native Sicilian sanguinello blood oranges picked at the peak of ripeness.”

Click here for the complete article.

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AT CIAO BELLO’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SUNDAY BRUNCH.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR CURRENT BRUNCH MENU.

An Italian white wine for red wine lovers July 28 at Ciao Bello

best italian white wineClick here for the July 28 “Night in the Marche with Tony Vallone” menu and wines.

One of the wines we are the most excited about for our July 28 “Night in the Marche” dinner with Tony is the Garofoli Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Superiore Podium.

Many still remember the ubiquitous fish-shaped, green bottles of Verdicchio that used to be shipped from the Marche to the United States back in the 1970s. At the time, nearly all the white wine that reached the U.S. from the Marche was inexpensive table wine.

But today, Verdicchio from the Marche has emerged as one of Italy’s greatest white wines, comparable to the finest whites of France.

On Thursday, July 28, Tony will be pouring the Garofoli Verdicchio, a rich and elegant wine that fine wine collectors and red wine lovers are raving about.

After vinification (i.e., its transformation from grape to wine), the wine is “aged on its lees” for 15 months, similarly to the whites of Burgundy. The lees (the sediment that forms in wine after vinification) give it a creamy, mouth-watering character and intense flavors and aromas.

Even the Napa Cab lover will surely appreciate its grace, power, and structure.

“The July 28 event is one not to be missed,” says Tony. “And the wines will be poured generously, as always.”

A NIGHT IN THE MARCHE
with Tony Vallone

Thursday, July 28
7:00 p.m.
$95 per person
not including tax & gratuity

TO RESERVE PLEASE CALL 713-960-0333

Click here for menu and wines.

A night in the Marche with Tony, Thursday, July 28

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Above: The gorgeous Piazza del Popolo (People’s Square) in historic Ascoli Piceno in Italy’s Marche region is one of the most famous piazzas in the world.

We are thrilled to announce that Tony Vallone will be hosting the next event in his Italian Regional Cuisine series dinners on Thursday, July 28: “A night in the Marche.”

Not a lot of people know the Marche beyond foodies and Italophiles but it’s home to one of Italy’s richest culinary traditions.

And just like all of Tony’s regional dinners, the wine will be free-flowing.

A NIGHT IN THE MARCHE
with Tony Vallone

Thursday, July 28
7:00 p.m.
$95 per person
not including tax & gratuity

TO RESERVE PLEASE CALL 713-960-0333

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