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A Restaurant Guy

“I’ve told so many people that [Restaurant Guys Radio] is basically Car Talk for Food, and I mean that in the most positive way. I don’t know how often you guys listen to Car Talk but that’s quite a compliment.” >> Listen: hi | lo

--Charlie Trotter

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Alard Tardi

Alan Tardi began his career at Chantrelle and then Lafayette. In 1992 he opened up his restaurant Follonico, in New York City. The restaurant was praised for its Italian cooking. After the restaurant closed in 2001, Tardi made his home in Castiglione Falletto, Italy. He now divides his time between New York City and Castigilione. He works as a freelance writer and restaurant consultant.

Romancing the Vine: Romancing the Vine, is Alan Tardis journey from New York to Catiglione. In this book he describes his life in the Piedmont district of Italy. Tardi tells of his time working in the vineyards, the friends he made and his love, Ivana. Romancing the vine is about Alan Tardis journey to rediscover himself . The story follows Tardis time In Castiglione and the cycle of the vine. The book contains local history and 25 recipes.

Podcast Date: 1/23/2007

The Restaurant Guys

Who Are The Restaurant Guys? Every week, Francis Schott and Mark Pascal host the Restaurant Guys, a show that's as informative as it is fun. Francis and Mark own Stage Left Restaurant in the heart of New Brunswick's theatre district, and, along with their expertise in a wide range of fine dining and wine matters, they bring to the table humor and intelligent conversation, perfect for the midday listener. The show includes discussions and interviews with famous chefs, restaurateurs, wine and food writers, critics; and the Guys even give stuff away occasionally.