Discover the Pleasures of Piedmont

Falls Avenue Resort has announced a new line-up of spectacular culinary experiences in Niagara Falls, including a Culinary Tour of Piedmont with Massimo Capra on Nov. 13, 2015. If you’re planning on embarking on this delicious culinary journey, here are three things to know about the amazing Italian region of Piedmont:

14210672489_318b5079f0_b1. After Sicily, Piedmont is the second largest Italian region. It sits in the northwestern corner of Italy and borders both France and Switzerland. Piedmont is surrounded by the breathtaking Alps and has a very unique and beautiful landscape full of spectacular valleys, mountains, rivers, and lakes.

2. The region cultivates more than 50 varieties of grapes and produces the famous Barolo and Barbaresco wines. Because the region is located in the foothills of the Alps, fog from the mountains helps to ripen the region’s Nebbiolo grape.

3. Piedmont is known as the capital of the slow food movement and continues to preserve the tradition of hand-made, artisanal cuisine. It cultivates delicious white truffles each fall and is also known for introducing the world to delicious Agnolotti and Corzetti pasta.

5 Refreshing Custom Cocktails for Summer

drink2Sitting down with a refreshing cocktail is one of the best ways to cool off after a day spent in the summer sun. After taking in all of the beautiful sights of Niagara Falls, a stop at the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra is the perfect way to relax and unwind with amazing food and drinks in a Fallsview setting. Here is a list of five of the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra’s most refreshing and popular cocktails, which are perfect for summer sipping:

The Capra
Created in honour of Massimo, this blend of vodka, dry vermouth, juniper and mandarin juice is refreshing and unique.

Marilyn Monroe
In honour of perhaps the Rainbow Room’s most famous guest we have added her signature drink to the menu. We think this cocktail of sparkling wine, Calvados and a dash of our house made grenadine would have made the famous blonde very happy.

Niagara
Our magnificent view requires a cocktail of equal proportion. We combine vodka, Cointreau, lemon and just a touch of ginger beer to bring the Falls to life.

Slowly I Turned
This drink is named for the punch line of Abbott and Costello’s iconic “Niagara Falls” sketch. The drink is in honour of Chef Massimo Capra’s father who introduced him to fresh grapefruit sprinkled with brown sugar (his favourite breakfast) and Abbott and Costello. This mix of vodka, Cointreau, fresh grapefruit, brown sugar and grapefruit bitters is refreshing and delicious.

Aperol Spritz
The most popular summer cocktail in Italy combines Aperol, sparkling wine and soda, and is an excellent summer refresher.

Share a Beautiful Mother’s Day Brunch with Mom

Mossimo_87Mother’s Day is this weekend on Sunday May 10th, and if you’re looking to treat your mom to a delicious and unforgettable Fallsview meal, The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra’s Mother’s Day Brunch is the perfect place to do so. The Mother’s Day brunch menu features remarkable culinary creations like stuffed French toast, dark chocolate rubbed lamb and fig stufato, and sweet and savoury breads and pastries. The brunch will also feature a number of food stations where guests can indulge in fresh waffles, eggs, frittatas, slow roasted porchetta, carved prime rib, and a selection of delicious desserts.

The beautiful dining room setting on the tenth floor of the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview will offer a spectacular view while you eat, while the parklands surrounding Niagara Falls offer the perfect setting for an after-lunch stroll.

Embark on Exciting New Culinary Experiences with Chef Massimo Capra

2013-11-08 21.51.20-1A brand new line-up of exciting culinary events is coming to Niagara Falls as part of Falls Avenue Resort’s 2015/2016 Niagara Culinary Experiences Series. The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra will be hosting special culinary tours of Piedmont, Abruzzo, Sicilia, and Toscana with Chef Massimo Capra, showcasing the remarkable food and wine for which each of these Italian regions is known.

The 2016/2016 Niagara Culinary Experiences Series also features two brand new events at Niagara Brewing Company– Niagara’s newest craft beer experience, and two dinners at Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar. Dinner experiences can be paired with first-rate Fallsview accommodations at the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview and Sheraton on the Falls, allowing guests to experience a well-rounded and relaxing Niagara Falls getaway.

For more information on each event and to book your ticket, visit www.fallsavenueresort.com/culinary.