June 25, 2013 |
A native of Torino in Italy's Piedmont region, Marino Monferrato is general manager of Cecconi's in West Hollywood. In Italy, he worked with three-star Michelin chef Gualtiero Marchesi , then in London and in France. In 1994, Valentino's Piero Selvaggio lured him to Los Angeles to work at Primi Ristorante. He later became maitre d' and general manager at Masa's in San Francisco. At Cecconi's, the West Coast outpost of the trendy Cecconi's in London's Mayfair area, Monferrato can't keep himself from fiddling with the wine list.
May 1, 1989 |
King Glorious, making his first start since capturing the $1 million Hollywood Futurity in December, won by 21 lengths in the $52,050 Piedmont Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on Sunday. With jockey Chris McCarron aboard, King Glorious ran a quick 1:09 2/5. King Glorious, who was sidelined with a slight injury to his right knee after his win in the rich Hollywood Futurity, led from start to finish in the Piedmont, which was restricted to 3-year-olds bred in California. Owned by Four M Stable and Halo Farms and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, King Glorious earned $29,550 for his sixth victory in as many races.
November 2, 2004
How pleasant it is to wake up and start my day with the sun! It is so much easier than having to get up while the sky is still dark. Light in the morning is so much safer for joggers and for kids walking to school. Finally, six weeks after the autumn equinox, we've changed back to standard time. The changing of our clocks should happen at the equinoxes, when the daytime and nighttime are of equal duration. I hope readers will request Congress to correct the dates for changing our time system.
May 5, 2012 |
Barbaresco doesn't usually come in under $30 - and when you find a Barbaresco of this quality at this price, jump on it. One of the great bargains in Piedmont is the Paitin "Serra" from the Elia Pasquero family, which has been farming these hillside vineyards since the late 18th century. Very drinkable already, the 2008 has a lovely bouquet of cherries and earth. Complex and elegant, this Barbaresco has lots to reveal as it sits in the glass - concentrated dark berries, violets, tobacco leaves and more.
October 26, 1986 |
Still another carrier with a discount program for mature travelers is Piedmont Airlines, although its Senior Class club has some limitations for California residents. Piedmont's main route structure is in the East with excellent coverage from Miami to Montreal. It does, however, serve Los Angeles with two round-trip flights to and from its hub cities of Charlotte, N.C., and Dayton, Ohio.
November 4, 2010
Where to buy Piedmont reds Here are some of the places you can buy the wines mentioned in the story. 2007 Chateau Feuillet Valle d'Aosta "Torrette": Wine Expo in Santa Monica, (310) 828-4428, http://www.wineexpo.com, and the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, http://www.winehouse.com , about $25. 2007 Didier Gerbelle Valle d'Aosta "Vigne Tsancognein Torrette Supérieur": Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111, http://www.