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Friday, November 17, 2006

The Tomkat phenomenon


Word comes today that Rialto is tilting Italian after the renowned restaurant remodels early in 2007. Chef Jody Adams, who is taking over as sole owner Jan. 1, says she'll keep some of her signature French and Mediterranean dishes, but plans "Italian-inspired" creations such as slow-braised rabbit with chestnuts and olives, and little pizzas on the bar menu.

Anything Adams makes is wonderful, but there must be something in the air. Everything is turning up Italian, from the new Copia in Charlestown (which replaced Greek) to Incontro in farflung Franklin.

Could it be the confluence of stars lurking on the horizon right now? Tomkat, we mean, of course. Their nuptials (Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, baby Suri) outside of Rome this weekend have Hollywood biggies stacking up like cordwood in Italian hotels. In our celebrity-obsessed culture, no wonder the all-Italian all the time is washing this way.

Posted by Alison Arnett at 03:54 PM
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