An enoteca is more than just a place to have a quick glass of wine and a light meal or snack. Its a place to meet friends and relax in an inviting atmosphere. With more and more travelers returning with fond memories of these charming Italian hangouts, enoteche are already becoming a hot trend. Find out about the evolution of wine bars in Italy from renowned chef, author, and teacher Joyce Goldstein and discover the origins of the light, simply prepared cuisine. Each mouthwatering recipe and the part it plays in the enoteche lifestyle is described in detail, accompanied by wine recommendations for each course and stunning color photography evoking the lively spirit of these traditional venues. From succulent seafood and pasta dishes to focaccia and fritters-and even sinfully delicious dolci-anyone can enjoy the enoteca experience at home.