OK, admit it. When Da Vinci's changed ownership a few months ago, you were worried that the Pope's Pillow would disappear like your favorite products sometime do at Trader Joe's. Not so. The new owner, Alberto Gallo, and chef Carlo Bruno have every intention of keeping the beloved towering dessert on the menu. Both hail most recently from Michigan, where Gallo was a customer at Café Bruno, before he convinced Bruno to flee the brutal winters for Tucson's temperate climes. Bruno cooks Sicilian/New York-style with signature dishes osso buco and chicken braciola. Chef Bruno has been in the restaurant biz for 35 years with stints at Sardi's and Orsini's. He was responsible for opening all the Palm Restaurants from New York to San Francisco. He brings an Italian bite of the Big Apple to the Old Pueblo. Located at 3535 E. Fort Lowell Road, 881-0947.
Is There a Toque in Your Future?
Pima Community College's culinary director, Barry Infuso, invites wannabe chefs to the culinary school open house on March 31 at 6 p.m. at the Desert Vista Campus, located near Irvington Road and Interstate 19. Call 206-5164 for reservations.