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iL TOCCO My Heart

My dear friend and chef extraordinaire Gabriele Bertaccini invited me to be a special guest at one of his über exclusive Culinary Mischief dining events by iL TOCCO.  “Thirty passionate food and wine lovers come together in an elegant loft space or unique location to share an exclusive dining experience with friends or people with similar interests.” Every Mischief dinner is held at a different location with a unique six course menu, giving the epicurean in all of us a one of a kind dining experience. Notice I’m gushing? I am! Not just because I admire Chef Gabe as a person, but because his creations are nothing short of exquisite.


Gabriele founded iL TOCCO Food in 2008 and has become a force to reckon with. It’s no surprise given that at just 13 years old he landed his first gig at a restaurant which helped fuel his passion for the culinary arts. His story is awe inspiring… but, his creations are even better. This Culinary Mischief: “An Italian Culinary Love Affair” was held at the Clayton on the Park in Scottsdale, AZ.  Continue reading


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