This unique collection of more than 100 mouthwatering recipes reveals the history of Al Tiramisu, Washington, D.C.’s “most authentic” Italian restaurant, as well as the life story of its Chef/Owner Luigi Diotaiuti. The book welcomes readers to Al Tiramisu – sharing memories and favorite dishes of both celebrity diners and cherished clients. Chef Luigi then leads a culinary tour back to his homeland of Basilicata, Italy and shares secrets from some of the finest dining establishments around the globe where he began his career. The final chapter outlines Chef Luigi’s life in America and includes recipes that he served at the James Beard Foundation and in cross-cultural culinary venues on both sides of the Atlantic. Each beloved recipe represents Al Tiramisu’s “elevated” Italian cooking style and features an Italian cooking tip and a wine pairing.