Sactown’s Biba Caggiano Honored By Italian Culinary Academy

Biba Caggiano
Biba Caggiano Photo: Courtesy of Biba

The Italian equivalent of Michelin, the Accademia Italiana della Cucina, which travels around with inspectors rating restaurants and “safeguard[ing] Italian culinary traditions,” just made a trip to Sacramento to launch a chapter of the organization there. And while in town, they honored restaurateur and cookbook author Biba Caggiano, chef-owner of Biba, which since 1986 has been one of the most celebrated Italian restaurants in California. Caggiano published her ninth book, Spaghetti Sauces, in 2011. The Accademia’s tasters were especially in love with her famous lasagna, and the Sacramento chapter’s new president, Orietta Gianjorio, said the meal they had was “really good and the wine pairings were perfect.” [SacBee]