Featured Blog / 06.12.2020

A Lucanian Hero in Washington



Chef Luigi Receives Slow Food Snail of Approval for Aperto

On February 25, 2019, Chef Luigi Diotaiuti accepted Slow Food DC’s “Snail of Approval” Award for his 2nd restaurant, Aperto. The “Snail of Approval (SoA) is awarded to businesses that incorporate the Slow Food ideals of Good, Clean & Fair food. When customers choose a restaurant awarded with the SoA, they know they are consuming […]


Chef Luigi Honored for 25 Years of Service

In Rome, on November 13, 2019 Chef Luigi Diotaiuti was honored for 25 years of professional service by the Federation of Italian Cooks. The Collegium Cocorum ceremony was held at the Italian House of Representatives. 


Chef Luigi Participates in Zoofari

On May 16, 2019 Chef Luigi Diotaiuti was featured as a celebrity chef at the National Zoo’s annual Zoofari: Bite Night. He was featured on ABC 7 News Channel 8 News preparing his Mini Lamb Meatball Sliders. Both of his restaurants, Al Tiramisu and Aperto took part in the longest-running restaurant tasting event in DC! […]


Chef Luigi appeared at the NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo

As an International Marathon Runner, healthful and delicious dishes come naturally. Luigi shared recipes from his Al Tiramisu Restaurant Cookbook as he wowed the crowd at NBC4’s 25th Health & Fitness Expo. Barbara Harrison moderated as Chef Luigi and his son Enea Diotaiuti prepared healthy food and healthy drinks.


Chef Luigi’s Pasta Lab in Italian News

On April 15, 2015, Culinary Ambassador Luigi Diotaiuti was featured in a picture with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno newspaper.  The article discussed the Chef’s initiative to pair pasta experts – mostly housewives- in his native region of Basilicata with professional chefs to ensure that unique, hand-made pasta shapes […]


Italy’s Highest Cooking Show

On May 19, 2019 Chef Luigi Diotaiuti was featured in La Nuova for having created the “Highest Cooking Show in Italy.” Each year, his  “Sirino in Transumanza” event is proud to present the highly publicized and televised “Highest Cooking Show in Italy” which consists of Chef Luigi Diotaiuti’s collaboration with the Union of Lucanian Cooks […]

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