For the love of food and wine! Marco Ribaudo, Certified Sommelier, with 25 years in the food and beverage industry now invites you to join him in his latest adventure, the opening of la Cucina del Vino to share his culture and passion for creating unforgettable memories around the table.
Lisa Ribaudo was first introduced to wine by her Italian grandfather, Antonio Ribaudo. While Papa Tony made wine in the basement of his Detroit home, the Ribaudo siblings would be like glue to his side, enthusiastically crushing grapes with their little feet. In actuality – they were creating quite a mess – but it was in this quaint Detroit wine cellar that Lisa‘s love of the vine was first cultivated. It came as no surprise to the Ribaudo family when Lisa changed her career path to enter into the food and beverage business. The year was 1990, when entrepreneur, Joe Vicari, opened his first Italian restaurant in Warren, Michigan. What originally began as a part time job for Lisa quickly blossomed as the Andiamo business grew into multiple locations across metro Detroit. Lisa has held many hats at Andiamo over the past 25 years, however for the past 10 years Lisa held the position of Director of Wine Operations for Andiamo Restaurant Group. It’s said that parting is such sweet sorrow, and it really is for Lisa, as the Andiamo group was part of her extended family. That said, they are very supportive of her newest venture, which means the world to her. And so it is with great pride that we introduce you to, “La Cucina del Vino” – “The Kitchen of Wine”!
A lifelong dream is about to come true for this food, wine and people loving Sommelier! You will see quickly that Marco’s passion for family, friends, wine, food, art and music is contagious. His biggest joy is sharing that passion with others. Look forward to a host of wine and beer events, spirits tastings and education, cooking classes, and so on. La Cucina is not just another website, it’s a place and a space that we want you to feel is your own. A place to come to when it’s your time to relax!