John Mariani - The Virtual Gourmet

Besides reporting for Celebrating Act 2™, John Mariani is the author of over a dozen books. While many are about Food and Travel, his work also includes a few novels, some of which have been serialized in Mariani’s popular Virtual Gourmet Newsletter.

He also hosts a weekly radio show on WVOX Radio (click image below) talking with a wide variety of fascinating guests.

You can learn more about John as well as contact him and subscribe to John’s FREE Newsletter about food and travel, The Virtual Gourmet, by going to his website:  JohnMariani.com

Meanwhile, enjoy the many videos (below) he has done with Celebrating Act 2!

The Truth about the Hemingway Bar in the Ritz

The “Hemingway Bar’ in the Paris Ritz is legendary but how much is true? Did Papa H. imbibe there? Is ...

The Virtual Gourmet: The Cost of Dining In Paris

Today Is Paris affordable? Today? After Covid? Is the haute cuisine of this food mecca worth it? Time change as ...

The Virtual Gourmet: An Honest Look at Spiced Rum

Are “Spiced” Rums new? Innovative? Or a rip-off? Food and travel author, John Mariani address not only Spiced Rum but ...

The Story Behind Swans, Capote & Le Cote Basque

Behind the popularity of a hit TV Series “FEUD: Capote vs the Swans” lies the real story of high society ...

La Grenouille closes! The End of Haute Cuisine?

La Grenouille closes! The End of Haute Cuisine? When the vaunted La Grenouille restaurant closed in NYC in 2023 many ...

The TRUTH about Tequila and Mezcal

What’s the difference between Tequila and Mezcal…and WHY to some of these spirits COST so much $$$ ? Food and ...