Riccardo Costa

Riccardo Costa, was born in Bologna, one of Italy’s food capitals. From the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, Riccardo earned a BFA. In Italy and New York he worked as an assistant to director Spike Lee, among others. In his free time Riccardo is an accomplished chef. Learning to cook from his grandmother, a famous Bolognese socialite from the ’50s, he assimilated all the century-old family culinary secrets. He has recently penned a cookbook of some of these traditional Italian recipes, which he shares with friends, acquaintances, celebrities, intellectuals, politicians, and artists who come to his apartment to eat exceptional food, discuss ideas, and network.

We Love Pork!

Pork is used to make the filling of tortellini, bolognese ragu, crescentine or gnocco fritto, and many other specialties. We Love the Mangalitsa Pork! We Love Pigs!

Made in Italy For a Cause

Made in Italy For a Cause

Italian culinary tastes step up to a challenge. On April 18, the New York Stock Exchange hosted a charity event for Working on a Dream.

Wines of Portugal in NYC

Although Italian and French wines often play the main role, Portuguese wines are not be outdone in terms of quality, variety and taste.