President-elect Barack Obama’s favorite restaurant in Chicago is Spiaggia. As reported by our friend Stefano Spadoni, Barack and Michelle Obama went to Spiaggia to celebrate their wedding anniversary on October 3rd and to celebrate the election victory, last Saturday. One more reason for us to rejoice. I just returned from Italy, where everybody is smiling at Americans, again. He starts well, great choice; Martina and I, in different trips, had dinner at Spiaggia and can attest that the food is superlative. Also, Tony, the executive chef, has been a customer of Gustiamo for many years. We love him and his wife Cathy. This is what they once wrote: “… Through your hard work of bringing these unique products to us, we are able to relive our fondest food and travel memories while holding on to the culture and traditions of Italy that mean so much to us. For that we are truly grateful.” Nice, eh? Especially coming from the people who are feeding the next president of the United States!