Originally from Naples, Italy, GianFranco Sorrentino carries over 30 years of experience in restaurant management, some of these include Quisitana Hotel in Capri, Dorchester Hotel in London, Four Seasons Hotel in Tokyo, Bice Restaurant in New York, and The Leopard at Des Artistes, in the New York landmark the Hotel des Artistes. In September 2001 he opened il gattopardo, with his wife Paula Bolla Sorrentino and his talented Executive Chef Vito Gnazzo. On today's episode of Food Talk with Mike Colameco, we hear from GianFranco himself as he talks about the restaurant industry and staying true the culture of restaurants and Italian roots.

Aline Baly is in the studio to talk about Chateau Coutet, a sweet wine from the Sauternes-Barsac appellation located in Barsac, in the southern part of France's Bordeaux vineyards. Château Coutet is one of the oldest Sauternes producing vineyards, and is described as a "twin" of Barsac's other Premier cru estate, Château Climens. On today's episode, they discuss the changing culture of wine, and how Chateau Cotet uses social media as a form of communicating with the new generation of wine drinkers.

This program has been sponsored by Cento, King Arthur Flour, and Colavita.


"When we thought about the restaurant, we wanted to do a southern italian cuisine."

-- GianFranco Sorrentino on Food Talk with Mike Colameco