Antonio Race was born and raised in Campania, in a small town on the coast North of Naples called Miliscola.
Antonio is a well-respected chef, restaurant owner, and wine consultant.
first restaurant, now nearly twenty years old, is where Antonio
first introduced Colorado to his
outstanding culinary creations.
Pulcinella Ristorante Ft. Collins has been a recipient of the Wine Spectator Best Award of Excellence for 12 years.
has also opened Pulcinella Lafayette in 2001, and Pulcinella Denver in 2007, which likewise offer the same level of excellence in food, service, and wine selection.
Antonio's expansive list presently houses over 900 carefully selected wines, and his
staff is required to study various winemaking regions on a weekly basis.
Not only is Antonio
staff but the entire community by holding his
monthly wine tasting dinners and his
more informal Friday afternoon tastings.
also opened from scratch two progressive ventures.
The first, in December of 2000, was a wine bar in downtown Fort Collins called Ciao Vino, very advanced beyond its time.
The second, Mediteranneo
in Hermosa Beach, CA, was opened in 2003 and has since become the place for food and wine connoisseurs!
has two passions in his
life: food and wine.
has a true gift as a chef and also has an extremely well educated palate.
commitment to excellence is strongly displayed in his
role in the company will be to promote the wine to distributors in the respective markets.
role as U.S.
representative will be equally important in the relationships between the Italian producers and American markets.