His Family Opened Italy’s First Pizzeria, and He’s Coming to South Florida


Where was pizza invented? Italy, of course. And there was a first pizzeria, Pizzeria Port’ Alba, in 1830 in Naples, Italy. One of that pizzeria’s family members is making a stop on Oct. 29 at Louie Bossi’s Ristorante Bar and Pizzeria, 1032 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. One great pizza family at another great pizza venue!

Meet Chef Gennaro Luciano at 1 p.m. at Louie Bossi’s. He’s famous for his signature pizza (pictured), as well as his family’s history with the pizza. What a great ancestry to have… and he’s only making three stops in the U.S.

Luciano will showcase his trademark pizzas, and talk about his family’s history, so you can pick up pizza-making tips, too. This is a free event, so show up hungry.


Chai Rum pairing dinner at Burlock Coast

Rum running takes on a new meaning with the rum-pairing dinner Oct. 22 at Burlock Coast. There are nightly rum-paired chef tasting menus, but this one goes over the top in a good way.

While Burlock (in the Ritz-Carlton, 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954/302-6460) has more than 150 kinds of rum (wow!), only the Chai Rum from Trinidad will be served at the four-course dinner. Starting at 7 p.m., Chef de cuisine Gavin Pera’s dishes include an Osetra caviar amuse bouche, tuna, octopus, squab, quail, black truffle with venison, and more. It costs $150 per person, excluding tax/gratuity, and reservations are required.

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