The Italian chef, restaurateur, TV personality, and founder of Giadzy —a marketplace for elevated Italian ingredients—brings a taste of la dolce vita to our latest pop-up dedicated to the fine art of entertaining.
Tell us about the Giadzy gift boxes you created exclusively for the shop.
Everything from the tomatoes to the oils, pasta, and truffles are made by small, often family-owned farms that have been making them for generations. It’s so hard to pick a favorite kit, but if I had to, it would be the Choose Your Own Pasta Adventure kit—a mix of my favorite pasta shapes from Naples, the most incredible tomatoes in the world (pomodorini from Corbara), along with my favorite herbs and spices you can transform into various recipes. Oh—and the Dolci Delight kit! I can’t live without sweets, and the truffles and choco-late hazelnut spread are divine.
“The secret to a great party is to always make sure there are plenty of snacks to nibble on in different areas. I also like to have something cooking when guests arrive so the house smells good. Ambiance is also key—light some candles and create a fabulous playlist.”