Nipper’s Cool Holiday Gift Suggestion #8

December 14th, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg

“Cafe Capriccio’s Chef’s Table” by Jim Rua

GIFT: “Cafe Capriccio’s Chef’s Table” by Jim Rua
AVAILABLE FROM: Cafe Capriccio and Capriccio Saratoga
COST: $20

Chef Jim Rua opened one of the Capital Region’s finest restaurants, Cafe Capriccio, back in 1982, and it’s still going strong. But he’s also written several cook books along the way. And in celebration of Cafe Capriccio’s 30th anniversary, Rua has just published his third book – a collection of original recipes, cooking techniques, family recollections and memorable characters – which completes a trilogy that also includes “Cafe Capriccio: A Culinary Memoir” and “The Pasta Lover’s Fast Food Cookbook.”

You can also find Rua signing copies of his new book at the Price Chopper at Loudon Center, Latham from 10am-2pm today (Friday, December 14) and at the Price Chopper in Slingerlands from 10am-2pm on Saturday (December 15).

Theremin Mini Kit
Moonshine Marshmallows
Edgar Allan Poe Lunch Box
“Joseph Cornell’s Manual of Marvels”
The Residents’ “Ultimate Box Set”
Ice Cream Sandwich Bench
Campus Queen Lunch Box


LIVE: Julia Donnaruma Trio @ Cafe Capriccio, 6/18/10

June 21st, 2010, 4:45 pm by Greg

George Muscatello, Julia Donnaruma and Michael Bisio

George Muscatello, Julia Donnaruma and Michael Bisio

Tucked away below the Empire Plaza and off of Madison Avenue on Grand Street in Albany is the lovely Café Capriccio: a culinary landmark to many a food aficionado because of its fabulous award-winning Italian menu. But to a few others Café Capriccio is known for something else: Jazz!

On many a recent Friday evening, the cozy atmosphere of the cafe’s comfortable bar becomes an intimate jazz-club with the vocal stylings of the wonderful Julia Donnaruma.

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