Tonino Lamborghini, whose father Ferruccio brought us that dream of a sports car, has opened Tonino Lamborghini's Caffé Corsa at the new Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallendale.
Italian-born executive chef Paolo Del Papa, besides having the best name of any Italian chef in town, will be serving up homemade pastas, assorted salumi and cheeses, fresh salads, Neapolitan pizzas and traditional Italian desserts. Papa's signatures include penne alla Bolognese Lamborghini style, and branzino al forno with lemon artichokes and asparagus. Sommelier Massimiliano D'Agostino offers wines from various regions of Italy, as well as the Tonino Lamborghini brand. I was once given a tour of the Lamborghini vineyards, located in lush Umbria near Lake Trasimeno, by Ferruccio's daughter Patrizia (Tonino's half-sister). I have a feeling the two vineyards are not one and the same. The vineyards and winemaking facility that I visited, on the sprawling family estate called La Fiorita, produces over 800,000 bottles per year. I have two of them -- cool labels, which, as you probably know, should be a foremost consideration when purchasing wines.
There is also a Lamborghini car museum on the premises, in case you're thinking of visiting. Or you can travel to the Tonino Lamborghini Caffé Corsa in Hallendale, which is much closer. In fact, sipping the family wine might be the closest you'll ever get to tasting the thrill of a Lamborghini.
Tonino Lamborghini Caffé Corsa
The Village of Gulfstream Park
501 South Federal Highway