Originally from Naples, Italy,Â GianFranco SorrentinoÂ 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.Â In September 2001 he openedÂ il gattopardo, with his wife Paula Bolla SorrentinoÂ and his talented Executive ChefÂ 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 wineÂ from theÂ Sauternes-BarsacÂ appellation located inÂ Barsac, in the southern part ofÂ France'sÂ BordeauxÂ vineyards. ChÃ¢teau Coutet is one of the oldestÂ SauternesÂ producing vineyards, and is described as a "twin" of Barsac's otherÂ Premier cruÂ estate,Â ChÃ¢teau 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.
"When we thought about the restaurant, we wanted to do a southern italian cuisine."
-- GianFranco Sorrentino on Food Talk with Mike Colameco